REPORT FROM MED-ASSIST SCHOOL OF HAWAII – There’s good news for students seeking financial assistance to attend the Med-Assist School of Hawaii. The only local medical assistant school accredited by the national Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is proud to offer, in addition to its new academic incentive grants, neighbor island grants and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) scholarships to its students.

Med-Assist offers maximum grants and partial grants to its Neighbor Island students from Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii Island and Kauai. The school also offers academic incentive grants up to $1,000 depending on the student’s attendance and GPA and HOSA grants up to $3000.

The mission of Med-Assist is to turn out graduates who are confident, competent, and supportive. By offering financial and intellectual encouragement to those who excel, Med-Assist pushes its students to strive higher and achieve more.

“For the past 38 years, our graduates have been serving the health care industry with quality care deeply rooted in the community. The legacy of Med-Assist is students who aspire to be the best. They are the strength and foundation of Hawaii’s health care community. Our grants and scholarships make it affordable for many of our students who have the desire and potential, but not the financial means, to achieve their goals and gain the education they need to succeed in the medical field,” said Rona Augustine-Chun, Director of Programs.

Med-Assist students have expressed that one of the things they like the most about the program is that it allows them to start a career in as little as nine months, with new classes starting approximately every five weeks. The classes at Med-Assist are hands-on, giving students the tools to help them work professionally in the medical field. Small class sizes offer students a personalized experience with their instructors, and both day and evening classes are available to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.

Students are given the unique opportunity to learn their trade through a real-world externship program, and a recently added internship program, which gives them valuable experience in an office environment.

Being a part of Med-Assist will not only provide students with the future that they desire, but will give the best and brightest a chance to be a part of Hawaii’s HOSA chapter. A leadership program for students who have proven themselves to have high levels of skill and commitment, HOSA holds annual conventions around the country that allows students to travel and meet more than 7,000 other motivated students, advisors and speakers from the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

For more information or to register for classes, call 808-524-3363 or visit www.mash.edu.

About Med-Assist School of Hawaii:

Med-Assist is the only school in Hawaii accredited by the national Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Since 1974, Med-Assist, Hawaii’s longest-running medical assistant school, has been turning out confident, competent, and supportive, fully qualified medical assistants. Our graduates can be found in many of Hawaii’s medical offices, from small private family practices to all the major hospitals and clinics across Oahu. With more than 150 externship sites available to our students, we enjoy a unique, close-knit bond with Hawaii’s medical community and form an integral part of the local health care education industry.

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