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Physicians’ Primary Care of SWFL launches Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

By Staff | Apr 10, 2024

Physicians’ Primary Care of SWFL has announced the ongoing success of its Medical Assistant Apprentice Program, an innovative initiative designed to address the critical shortage of medical assistants in Southwest Florida. Launched in the spring of 2023, the program has already seen the graduation of nine certified medical assistants, all of whom are now employed at PPC, with 11 more currently enrolled and an additional eight apprenticeships available by April 15, 2024.

The MAAP offers a unique opportunity for individuals hired for the position of Medical Assistant Apprentice, Non-Certified, providing comprehensive online classes, on-the-job training, and the resources necessary to achieve certification–all at no cost to the employee.

To be eligible for the MAAP, applicants must be qualified for and hired as Medical Assistant Apprentices, Non-Certified. The program sets clear expectations for participants, including successfully progressing through online classes and training competencies, completing 156 hours of online classes with a minimum score of 70% within six months, and finishing 1000 hours of on-the-job training within the same timeframe.

PPC supports its apprentices every step of the way, offering online didactic and on-the-job training at no expense to the employee — a value of $1,995. The program also includes credentialing exam preparatory materials and one Certified Clinical Medical Assistant credentialing exam.

Successful completion of the MAAP makes apprentices eligible to apply to any open PPC Medical Assistant positions, with Human Resources facilitating the interview process.

For more information, visit ppcswfl.com.