The Importance of Educating Medical Assistants on Proper Patient Care of the LGBTQ+ Community

By Dawn Chambers, NIMAA Instructor *Names have been changed for patient privacy purposes In 2010, I had just begun my career as an eager and excited Medical Assistant (MA). After only a week of working in the clinic, I was placed with a physician who primarily served the LGBTQ+ community and specialized in caring for …

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Partners with Community College of Denver in Medical Assisting Articulation Agreement

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Community College of Denver (CCD). The newly developed articulation agreement allows graduates from NIMAA’s medical assisting program to transfer seamlessly into CCD’s associate of applied science (AAS) degree in medical assisting. This collaboration allows students who graduate from NIMAA’s eight-month …

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Welcome New Team Members!

NIMAA would like to introduce our three newest team members: Dawn Chambers, Tiara Edwards and Natalie Skaggs. Dawn is an instructor at NIMAA. Before joining the NIMAA team she worked in various areas of the healthcare field from Family Medicine to Neurosciences as a Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Medical Assistant Scribe. In 2018 Dawn …

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NIMAA’s High-Touch Program

By Carolina Rose, NIMAA Distance Education Manager Now that we have a vaccine and COVID-19 herd immunity is in sight, we can all start to get excited about returning to “normal” life. While the pandemic has created a great deal of disruption in our daily lives, it has also provided opportunities for change in the …

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement Receives Accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

First accredited program to combine distance learning with in-clinic experience In recognition of is rigor and accountability, The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) has been accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). NIMAA is the only ABHES accredited program combining full distance learning with a robust in-clinic experience. NIMAA’s unique …

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Addressing Medical Racism Through Community-Based Health Education

By Kate Prell, Program Specialist, Recruitment and Placement, NIMAA What Is Medical Racism? Medical racism is the idea that black and other people of color have experienced care inequities due to unconscious bias and larger institutional policies. That is not to say that every provider or healthcare professional is explicitly racist but that the same …

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