OMD Will Support New Medical Assistant Pathways Program

One Million Degrees will provide wraparound support services to participants in a new Medical Assistant Pathways Program in partnership with four area hospitals. 

Four area hospitals have joined forces with workforce leaders creating a new healthcare pathway program to help existing employees in entry-level and majority non-clinical roles transition to medical assistant roles. The four hospitals, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medicine, see this innovative collaboration as a vehicle to fill high-demand jobs and increase retention among current employees as well as advance front-line employees.

The Medical Assistant Pathway Program (MAPP) offers a unique opportunity for 29 current full-time healthcare employees to complete a Medical Assistant (MA) certification program at Malcolm X College on Chicago’s West Side over the span of 18 months.

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