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March 16, 2018

Applications now open for 2018-19 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.

“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]

September 12, 2017

Nathan Ekdahl joins medical assistant program as instructor

Finlandia University’s Medical Assistant Program welcomed back a familiar face this fall as alumnus Nathan Ekdahl came back to the program to serve as an instructor and practicum coordinator.

“I wanted to join Finlandia University to continue to help others further their education,” said Ekdahl, an advocate for the healthcare profession. “A career in healthcare will always be needed as our population ages. I’m excited to start my journey here at FinnU.”

Ekdahl graduated from Finlandia’s Medical Assistant Program in [...]

September 5, 2017

Finlandia’s Medical Assistant program receives continued accreditation

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 [...]

March 23, 2017

Medical Assistant students hosting mock health clinic on March 30

Finlandia University Certified Medical Assistant students are hosting a mock health clinic on Thursday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Nikander 30.

All students and employees of Finlandia University are encouraged to attend the mock clinic, which helps students practice critical clinical skills. Those who attend will have the following options available to them.

Blood Pressure Height Weight Body Mass Index (BMI) Ear Cleaning Electrocardiography (EKG) Blood Tests (eight hours of fasting is required for blood tests)

No RSVP is required. Learn more about Finlandia’s [...]

March 14, 2017

Mock Clinic for Medical Assistant Students

Finlandia University Medical Assistant students will be hosting a mock clinic on Thursday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Nikander 30. Anyone interested in receiving free tests/procedures are invited to attend.

The offerings include Vitals (BP ,height, weight and BMI), ear cleaning, EKG and Fasting blood tests (including Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL, Risk Factor, Glucose, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis). Anyone interested in the fasting blood tests must fast for at least eight hours prior to the tests. Water is allowed.

Samantha Saint-Onge
July 6, 2016

Finlandia introduces new director of MA and MBC Programs

Samantha Saint-Onge has been named Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director in the College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“This is a great opportunity for Sam to advance her leadership skills and continue the good work of Pam Borsum, our previous MA/MBC Director,” said Cam Williams, Dean of the College of Health Sciences. “We are confident she can lead the program, and look forward to her continued professional development.”

Small Classes Made Experience Worthwhile

Saint-Onge is a Finlandia University [...]

March 18, 2016

Medical Assistant students hosting mock clinic with free tests

Finlandia University Certified Medical Assistant students will be hosting a mock clinic on Friday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Nikander 30. Anyone interested in receiving free tests/procedures are invited to attend.

The offerings include Vitals (height, weight and BMI), ear cleaning, EKG and Fasting blood tests (including Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL, Risk Factor, Glucose, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis). Anyone interested in the fasting blood tests must fast for at least eight hours prior to the tests. Water is [...]

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