Medical Assistant (MA) Program

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Medical Assistant (MA) Program Chicago, Illinois

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Northwestern Medicine equips students with key administrative and clinical skills, emphasizing effective communication, critical thinking, and patient care standards. The program features a part-time, 10-month structure with a blended learning approach, limited class size, certification eligibility for the RMA exam, and a mission focused on patient-centered care aligned with Northwestern Medicine's values. Program outcomes include high certification exam pass rates and job placement rates.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative and Clinical Duties
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Patient Care Standards

Program Features:

  • Part-time, 10-Month Program
  • Blended Learning Approach
  • Limited Class Size
  • Certification Eligibility
  • Patient-Centered Program Mission

Program Outcomes:

  • Certification Exam Pass Rate
  • Job Placement Rate

For further information, visit the Northwestern Medicine Medical Assistant Program Page.

Tuition: How Much Does Northwestern Memorial Healthcare's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Northwestern Memorial Healthcare's website

The Medical Assistant program at Northwestern Medicine has a total cost of $2,465. This includes a tuition fee of $2,300, a resource fee of $100, and additional costs of $65. The additional costs cover the application fee, liability insurance, and program-specific supplies. Please note that this cost does not include any potential out-of-state fees as they were not provided.

Program Length: How Long Is Northwestern Memorial Healthcare's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The MA Program at Northwestern Medicine is a part-time, 10-month program (40 instructional weeks) that provides 9 months of didactic instruction followed by a 1 month, 160-hour externship.

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About Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare is an integrated healthcare system consisting of multiple hospitals, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a nationally ranked academic medical center in Chicago, and networks of physicians and healthcare professionals. 

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