Success of the Medical Assisting Program

    The Success of the Medical Assisting Program


Every year the Medical Assisting Education Review Board1 (MAERB) surveys and determines:

1) How well does the Medical Assisting Program support and retain its students.

2) The satisfaction of both the students in KVCC’s Medical Assisting program with the program.

3) The satisfaction of the institutions that employ the programs graduates – with those graduates.

4) Another measure of that success is how many of KVCC’s graduates pass their certification exam each year. Certified Medical Assistants are what the majority of employers seek to ensure a quality employee.


The results of these MAREB surveys over the last five years (2010 – 2015) are summarized below:


 MAERB Survey Results 2010 – 2014:                 



      With an excellent retention rate, unbeatable student satisfaction and employer satisfaction with KVCC graduates, and a very high pass rate on the certification exam - KVCC makes an excellent choice. But we always strive to be better – we have just put in a state of the art Provider Practice Simulation Lab, are improving our curriculum, and we have expanded our faculty. Most importantly we now offer an evening program – look for better things in the future.

     Student Retention Graduate Satisfaction with the Program Employer Satisfaction with KVCC’s Students The Rate at which KVCC Students Pass the Certification Exam


1 MAREB is a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). MAERB is an autonomous unit within the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is a sponsoring organization of MAERB.


Criteria for Graduation

     Students must complete 64 credits in the Medical Assisting program and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all courses. Students must attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.


Program Contact:  Ann Walker CMA (AAMA), BS.  Medical Assisting Director,  207-453-5005,


"This program is funded in part by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.  This is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action program, adaptive equipment will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities." 

 Program Contact


Ann Walker
(207) 453-5005 
Brittany Newby
(207) 453-5851

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