NIMAA Curriculum Director Susan Klos Receives Master Teacher Award from Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce that NIMAA Curriculum Director and Lead Instructor Susan Klos has been named the 2022 Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Master Teacher. The Master Teacher Award recognizes best practices in teaching in the nursing and allied health disciplines.

NIMAA is a fully online Medical Assistant training program combined with a concurrent hands-on, in-clinic experience at partner externship organizations in 14 states across the U.S. Klos was instrumental in developing NIMAA’s fully remote skills lab used to measure student competency prior to performing skills within the health center setting. The model has proved to be highly desired by both students and externship partners, yielding high satisfaction and success rates.

Before joining NIMAA, Klos worked as an instructor of medical assisting at a residential (traditional in-person) program. Klos’s field experience includes 15 years working as a Medical Assistant for Gales Ferry Medical Group and the Joslin Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. Klos earned her medical assisting certificate from Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute, her associate’s degree in general studies from Gateway Community College, and her bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Connecticut.

Klos states, “My goal is to provide our online learners with the robust, instructor-led lab experience that residential students receive. Creating a remote skills lab model that enables our students to develop their professional medical assistant skills has been one of my most rewarding experiences as an instructor.”

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