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Finlandia’s Medical Assistant program receives continued accreditation

September 5, 2017

This summer the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) informed Finlandia University of its vote to award continuing accreditation to the university’s Medical Assisting Associate Degree program.

“The commission commends you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in education, as demonstrated by your participation in program accreditation,” President of the CAAHEP Carolyn O’Daniel, EdD, RRT said in a letter.

Finlandia’s Certified Medical Assistant Program has been continuously accredited since its introduction in the fall of 2012. This accreditation provides graduates the proper credentials needed to serve as a certified medical assistant at clinics across the United States.

“This validation means a lot to our program as accreditation is completely voluntary,” CMA Program Director Samantha Saint-Onge said. “This is a growing field and seeing that our program is able to meet these high standards makes all of us confident in offering this program to our students.”

The continued accreditation will cover the university until 2020, with the next comprehensive evaluation of the program taking place no later than the fall of 2019.

About Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations. CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAAHEP is also a member of the Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

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