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BAMA Heroes and Their Medical Assistant Success Stories

Our BAMA Heroes are our top medical assistant success stories. They represent a diverse group of people who bravely overcame difficulties to attend our programs and start their careers in healthcare. Whether they are busy parents, career changers, or new students who want to make a difference in the world, we love watching our students learn, grow, graduate, and then go on to become the frontline heroes of the healthcare field. Every graduate represents the very best our BAMA community has to offer. And each one brings so many unique skills, perspectives, and life experiences to our student body.

You can be one of them! Bay Area Medical Academy is committed to training the best medical assistants with our 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program. With us, you’ll be equipped with three in-demand skills that you can use to enter the healthcare field with confidence.

Our accredited program exceeds California Medical Board Standards and most of our students qualify for financial aid. Some are even eligible for no-cost medical assistant training.

If you’re still not sure, take a look at the medical assistant success stories of just some of our BAMA Heroes. Chances are, you’ll find one or two that are a lot like you!

Meet Our BAMA Heroes

“Jasmine’s kids are learning about heroes in school…and little do they know, their mom is a true hero”

“I needed experience and to start doing things in medicine, before transferring to university. So I decided I would go to BAMA.”

“I make twice as much as I did before in retail. And it’s very rewarding since I know my work helps the doctors diagnose the patients and I am helping people.”

How to Launch a Career in Healthcare: Meet BAMA Hero, Federico Carvajal

Federico Carvajal is one of many graduates who launched his healthcare career with Bay Area Medical Academy’s 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program. So, it was a pleasure to speak with Federico recently about his healthcare career so far, from coming to BAMA to working as a medical assistant at HealthRIGHT 360.

Why Become a Medical Assistant? BAMA Graduate and UC Berkeley Tang Center Medical Assistant Answers the Question with an Inspiring Speech

Martha Macias-Rodriguez is currently working for UC Berkeley as a medical assistant for primary care at the Tang Center (UCB). Martha graduated from the Bay Area Medical Academy and delivered the graduation speech for her cohort, during which she posed and answered  “the million dollar question: Why become an MA?” We found her message to

Learn How One Couple Launched Careers in Healthcare with BAMA’s Medical Assisting With Phlebotomy Program

This is the story of how Esteve Cobos and Susan Dang worked together to pursue their dreams of starting careers in healthcare. They accomplished this by attending Bay Area Medical Academy’s phlebotomy and medical assisting programs and ultimately found meaningful work as medical assistants in the Bay Area. Real Heroes’ Journey: Finding Each Other While

Meet BAMA Hero, Cheyanne Segura – A Pediatric Medical Assistant

BAMA and work2future together started my healthcare journey, and put me in the perfect position to do everything I want to do, and more. I could be a doctor if I wanted to! It gave me those opportunities to decide what I want to do. – Cheyanne Segura, Medical Assistant at Kj Kids Pediatrics, San

Becoming a Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant – Tyana Watson

On August 27th, BAMA celebrated with the 2022 class of graduates and their families in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. One of our graduates, Tyana Watson, delivered a graduation speech. Here is her speech in its entirety. Congratulations Class of 2022! “Good afternoon. staff, family, friends, and graduates. It is an honor to be

BAMA Heroes: Jennifer Tomasovitch, Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Graduate

Jennifer Tomasovitch is a graduate of Bay Area Medical Academy’s Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program.

BAMA Heroes: Edgar Soto, Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Graduate

Edgar Soto, a Bay Area Medical Academy Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program graduate, is one of many healthcare workers currently working dressed in a gown, goggles, mask, and gloves ensuring a patient’s COVID-19 testing experience runs smoothly and with as little stress as possible.

BAMA Heroes: Martin Valentines, Phlebotomy Technician Graduate

Meet the newest BAMA Hero, Martin Valentines. Martin graduated from BAMA Institute’s Phlebotomy Technician Course in January of this year. Now, Martin has an exciting career as a mobile phlebotomist where he enjoys bringing healthcare to people who are reluctant or unable to go into clinics.

BAMA Heroes: Joel Clark, Phlebotomy Technician Graduate

At Bay Area Medical Academy and BAMA Institute, we believe education helps transform lives—both for the individual and for their families and communities—which is why we’re delighted to introduce our new series, BAMA Heroes.

Ready to Write Your Own Medical Assistant Success Story?

We proudly helped our BAMA Heroes write their own medical assistant success stories, and we’re here to help write yours, too. As you can see, our students come from a wide range of backgrounds with different experience levels. And some of their stories might sound a lot like yours. With successful, rewarding careers, they represent everything we here at BAMA stand for—and their stories matter. Let’s hear yours.

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