High School Programs

About the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Assistant Program 

Hawaii Pacific Health’s Medical Assistant Program is offered to high school seniors, with no tuition costs. Upon completion of the program and achievement of national certification, students will be given primary consideration for employment at an HPH Facility.

The program consists of two semesters of coursework and 225 hours of clinical externships. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, administrative medical assisting and clinical medical assisting, among other classes. Everything taught in the program is designed to mimic a real world scenario, and the skills that are taught to our students are pulled from situations that occur in the clinic setting.

Testimonials from Previous Medical Assistant Students

"This program has helped me to grow as a better person and as a future health professional. I understand the rigor and the true meaning of what it means to be a health professional. I gained a lot more respect for the health field because of the hard work and passion the profession looks for."

"I would definitely recommend this program to other students. It is a great stepping stone into the health field and provides students with many opportunities."

“My biggest take away from the program is improving my time management skills because it was a challenge figuring out how I could balance this program, school, as well as other extracurricular activities”

“I would recommend this program to others if they are able to handle the workload and sacrifice their time and availability. This program requires you to be on track and stay consistent with your work but at the same time, this program teaches you to have better responsibility, the professors treat you like a real adult which also boosts maturity”

“The program has helped me to get a real hands-on experience of what being in college and the medical field is like. Asides from the multiple skills we've learned, it's also helped me to become more confident and a better leader than when I first walked in.”

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