Where Theory Becomes Practice
NIMAA is actively engaging with health centers interested in participating in the Spring 2022 cohort!
Join a 1-hour session for an overview of the NIMAA program and steps to become an externship site for Medical Assistant students.
Note: Signed externship agreements are due July 31, 2021 and it typically takes partners 2-3 months to complete the steps leading to a signed agreement.
Externship organizations provide NIMAA students the in-clinic experience needed to succeed at high-performing team-based care primary health care centers.
Externship organizations often find that the NIMAA students who trained with them make great, long-lasting employees who are ready to work to their standard immediately. As it becomes more challenging to hire medical assistants trained to work in primary care, NIMAA is training MAs to become essential members of the modern health care team.
Our externship organizations have a commitment to NIMAA's dual mission: to ensure a well-trained workforce and to expand health care career opportunities for students. We partner with sites that demonstrate an executed model of care with MAs as essential members of the person-centered medical home team, and that have strong support from senior leadership.
Why be an Externship Organization?
Interested in becoming an externship organization?
If you are a health center interested in fostering new medical assistants trained to your standards & ready to meet the needs of your patients, contact us today!