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Medical Assistant School in the Bay Area

Healthcare Career Training in San Francisco and San Jose, CA

Women are 50.3% of the population of California. We are key drivers of industry and innovation, leaders, and vital participants in essential workforce industries. That’s why we need to continue supporting – and increasing – investments in women across the state. But women face significant challenges, even after decades of progress, to their economic well-being. Women are essential to California’s globally competitive economy – our success is California’s success! Thanks to a California Commission of the Status of Women and Girls Grant, Bay Area Medical Academy will be investing in women through the 2023/2024 Women’s Recovery Response Grant because we all do better together. If you would like to receive funding for our Medical Assisting Program through this grant, please book a phone call to speak with us here. We’d love to hear from you!

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Bay Area Medical Academy's (BAMA's) mission is to provide healthcare career training created in partnership with employers. We prepare individuals from different socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds for careers working in the healthcare industry. BAMA’s goal is to serve its students and the medical community through quality academic instruction and job-oriented, skills-training. We maintain a student-centered philosophy and use both traditional and innovative means to train our students. Bay Area Medical Academy is committed to the success of its students, believing that education is the best way to transform people’s lives.
Phlebotomy Technician

Our Phlebotomy Technician Course is one of only two programs in San Francisco approved by the CA Department of Public Health for CPT-1 certification. It consists of two segments: classroom training, including both lecture and lab, and clinical externship.

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Externship Placements

Our holistic training model ensures that students receive valuable clinical experience via externships at medical facilities throughout the Bay Area. The quality of our training is shown in the large number of students employed at externship facilities. Learn more »

What Sets Us Apart

Bay Area Medical Academy provides students with the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to prepare you for a rewarding and successful career in healthcare.

  • Smaller School – We provide a nurturing learning environment where every student receives personalized attention. Our staff, instructors, and administrators know every student by their first name.

  • Quality Instructors – Our courses are taught by a knowledgeable staff of registered nurses, clinical laboratory technicians and other healthcare professionals, each with more than twenty years of experience.

  • Employer Partnerships – Bay Area Medical Academy is a leader in Healthcare Workforce Education in the Bay Area. We are a talent supplier to medical facilities in the area and maintain strong ties with the medical community that we serve.

  • Ongoing Career Services – Our Career Services Coordinator will meet with you to identify your short and long term career goals.

  • Certified B Corp – B Corporations are a new kind of corporations for a new economy. They create higher quality jobs and improve the quality of life in our communities.

About BAMA

Bay Area Medical Academy is a talent pool for medical facilities in the Bay Area, preparing students with licensing and certification for the healthcare field.

Career Services

We help with everything from resume and interview assistance to direct job referrals and leads. Students and graduates receive ongoing assistance from the moment they join BAMA.

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Book a campus tour at Bay Area Medical Academy to meet some of our students and instructors and get a feel for what it’s like to be part of the BAMA community.

An Accredited Institution

Bay Area Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

I just completed my second week as the lead lab assistant at Palo Alto Medical Center. I’ve got nothing but love for Career Services – thanks for everything.

Nick P., Phlebotomy Technician Graduate

The MA students have always been well trained by Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA). On a regular basis when there had been an opening at Ward 86 – Positive Health Program, we hire a former student from BAMA. Medical Assistants from BAMA have proven to be well prepared, fast learners, and very motivated in working at Ward 86.

Roland Zepf ACRN, Clinic Manager, San Francisco Hospital

I have good news to report. I’m now employed at Quest Diagnostics and IMS Paramed. I couldn’t have done it without Career Services and the employer spotlights you host. Thank you.

Katherine L., Phlebotomy Technician Graduate

I really appreciated the opportunity to practice phlebotomy on other students, and let them practice on me. Since I graduated BAMA, I’ve been working as a Lab Tech/Phlebotomist at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. And in January 2017, I started nursing school at the University of San Francisco. My phlebotomy experience has definitely prepared me for my nursing career.

Adam Zeboski, Phlebotomy Technician Graduate

I was going into my second year as an unemployed CNA who couldn’t find time to complete continued education hours. I was working temporary jobs that simply didn’t bring in enough income. Bay Area Medical Academy has given me the opportunity to move up in the medical field with the CPT-1 and EKG certificate, which I had a long-time desire in. This has given me a stable job with good benefits. I gained much self-confidence and experience. Thank you!

Lynette P., BAMA Graduate

I’m so happy right now —  LabCorp hired me as a phlebotomist. Thank you very much for all your help. Career Services is awesome.

Jovita O., Phlebotomy Technician Graduate

UCSF Medical Center and the Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) share a passion for empowering healthcare professionals to be excellent providers of patient care services. Our common vision of patient-centered medicine has yielded a close collaboration between institutions on curriculum development, externship opportunities, and community outreach. UCSF recognizes BAMA certifications as highly competitive evidence of training in Medical Assisting and we have a great partnership with BAMA’s career services team. We look forward to interviewing BAMA graduates for job openings during our regular employer spotlights and regularly place several BAMA graduates in roles such as Medical or Hospital Assistant in departments such as Primary Care, Family Medicine, and Positive Care 360 practices.

Saba Mirza, Recruiter, UCSF Medical Center

Before coming to Bay Area Medical Academy, I was a Project Manager with an internet company. The program was short enough to make it a great fit for me to start a new career in the medical field. I was very happy with the instructors for my Medical Assistant program. Everyone was friendly and willing to help out. Bay Area Medical Academy also helped with finding a job with their interview workshops, job feeds through email, as well as by having prospective employers come in to interview students. At the end of the program, I was able to get a job at the clinic with which I did my externship.

William O., BAMA Graduate

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