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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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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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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Top 8 Tips for Virtual Interviews

As an innovative online program, The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) has always prepared our students to interview professionally, both virtually and in-person. Because video interviews are nothing new for NIMAA students, we thought we would share some of or admission team’s  top tips for a successful and professional video interview. 1.     Plan …

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