Students graduate from Briya’s 12-15 month program prepared for careers as Registered Medical Assistants, who work alongside doctors and nurses in medical offices, clinics and hospitals.
Throughout Briya’s course, students gain hands-on practice with clinical lab skills such as drawing blood, giving injections and taking blood pressure. They also gain proficiency in administrative skills, including updating patient records and coding insurance forms.
Briya offers the Medical Assistant Program in collaboration with our longtime partner, Mary’s Center, thereby providing students embedded learning opportunities with Mary’s Center nursing and medical assistant staff. Students also complete a 160-hour externship in a local clinic, hospital or doctor’s office. The course concludes with summer test-prep sessions that equip students to pass the nationally recognized Registered Medical Assistant exam.
Duration: August through June (coursework); July-August (externships and summer test prep sessions)
Time: Monday through Thursday, 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Briya Public Charter School, 3912 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20011
To qualify, students must be DC residents, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and display their proficiency in English reading, writing, math and career readiness by passing entrance exams.
For more information, please call 202-545-2020.