Education

Medical Assistant

Train to be a Medical Assistant! Briya Public Charter School offers a Medical Assistant training program. The 12-15 month program prepares you for a career as a Registered Medical Assistant, working alongside doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals.  

Throughout the course, you will gain hands-on practice with clinical lab skills such as drawing blood, giving injections, and taking blood pressure. You will also gain proficiency in administrative skills, including updating patient records and coding insurance forms. Briya offers the Medical Assistant Program in collaboration with Mary’s Center, providing students embedded learning opportunities with Mary’s Center nursing and medical assistant staff. 

Upon completion of the Medical Assistant training program, you will be prepared to take the national Registered Medical Assistant Exam and begin your new career! 

To qualify for the Medical Assistant training program, you must: 

  • Live in Washington, D.C. 
  • Have a high school diploma or GED 
  • Pass entrance exams in reading and math  

Program Details: 

  • Classes are held Monday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Mary’s Center’s Fort Totten site 
  • The course lasts 12-15 months, including coursework (August through June) and externships and summer test prep sessions (July through August) 
  • One month of full-time clinic training at medical centers across the DC area is required 

Register for the course or call (202) 232-7777 for more information. 

Mary’s Center and Briya Public Charter School work together to provide health care, social services, and education for residents of D.C. 

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