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MA Admission

Fall-Start 2014 Applications Due: June 23 - 27, 2014
Applications will not be accepted before June 23rd or after 12:00pm (noon) on June 27th.
Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 27th.

General Information

  • The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Medical Assistant (MA) Program is a fall-start, 4-quarter program.
  • All applicants will be notified by late July.
  • Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee admission into the MA Program.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older before entering clinical education.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Transfer Students
To determine which transfer credits meet MA prerequisites, students may request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete.

Application Requirements
Mailed applications & materials must be postmarked by the application deadline. Students who wish to have their application and/or prerequisites reviewed should schedule an appointment with the Educational Planner for Allied Health early (509.682.6830). No appointments to review applications will be scheduled during the two week window when applications are being accepted.

  • Apply to WVC and select Fall 2014 as the quarter you plan to begin. If you are taking
    spring classes at WVC, you do not need to reapply.
  • Complete the MA Application.
  • Complete all prerequisites by the end of spring quarter with a "C" (2.0) or higher.
  • Attach sealed, official college transcripts from all colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC). If you have transcripts that are over 10 years old (meaning all classes listed were completed in 2003 or before), contact Bridget Grove to determine whether the old transcript needs to be submitted (bgrove@wvc.edu).
    • Note: If you are taking spring classes at another school (besides WVC), and your spring grades will not be posted on your official transcripts by the application due date, attach unofficial transcripts showing your spring grades (this is in addition to any official transcripts).
  • If you are using high school credits to satisfy MA prerequisites, attach sealed, official high school transcripts.
  • Attach a copy of your current Basic First Aid card.
  • Attach a copy of your current Healthcare Provider CPR card.
  • Ensure that your cumulative college GPA is a 2.5 or higher.
  • Attend an Allied Health Information Session (this requirement can be waived for students who live out of the area).
Program Acceptance
Selection of applicants for the MA Program is based on cumulative college GPA. Students with the highest cumulative college GPA are admitted.
 
After Acceptance
Successful applicants will receive a packet from the Allied Health Department detailing these next steps. DO NOT include these items with the application.
  • Pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
  • Provide documentation of 7-hour Washington state HIV/AIDS certificate.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations (for more information, click here).
  • Provide verification of major medical insurance (accident/injury).
  • Provide background check information.
  • Provide results of a five-panel drug test from a certified lab.
  • Complete the Allied Health Packet.
  • Provide proof of liability insurance (calculated into tuition and fees at time of registration; tuition receipt can thus be used as proof).

Additional Notes

  • On-the-job physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for 4 hours, and stand for 8-12 hours.
  • Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical course requirements of the program and may prevent future licensure and employment in health care. A criminal record check is required prior to any clinical training experience or clinical field trips. Students with a criminal record should meet with the Dean of Allied Health (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility. To determine if the criminal record would prevent eligibility to take the national exam, visit the AAMA website and download information from the "ethics" section.


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