BAMA Graduate Testimonials
See What Graduates Have to Say About Their Experience at Bay Area Medical Academy
BAMA's a great choice.
BAMA’s a great choice. You graduate a Nationally-Certified Medical Assistant. You are a Nationally-Certified Phlebotomist. You’re a Certified EKG Technician, and they will connect you to take the State board exam. Go to BAMA. You have the opportunity to just grow and move up and just keep going.
I’ve got nothing but love for Career Services.
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.
I couldn’t have done it without Career Services...
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.
Career Services is awesome.
I’m so happy right now — LabCorp hired me as a phlebotomist. Thank you very much for all your help. Career Services is awesome.
I liked the hands-on training best.
I liked the hands-on training best. The training in class was set up to give you the experience of working in a doctor’s office. You’re trained to take vitals and give injections, among other things.
I always looked forward to going to class.
What I liked most about the medical assisting program is the hands-on learning. Mrs. Earby made it fun, and she told us about her real-life experience working as a medical assistant. I always looked forward to going to class. BAMA helped me reach my goal, and shaped me to be the best medical assistant I could be. I’m now an medical assistant at San Francisco Critical Care Medical Group.
...prepared me for my nursing career.
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.
...what I loved most about it was the knowledge my instructor had.
BAMA was a wonderful school to work with. Very easy process to register and sign up for courses. I completed the weekend phlebotomy course at the San Francisco campus. The course was fantastic, and what I loved most about it was the knowledge my instructor had. Never did I feel nervous that I wouldn’t be able to complete the course work asked of me. My instructor was very confident in his skills which led me to have the same confidence. Attending BAMA and taking the weekend course, I was fully prepared to dive into the world of phlebotomy. I was very well instructed and taught in all aspects of phlebotomy. Knowing and being taught, order of draw, how to perform venipuncture, and also having the instruction available from BAMA staff to help write a resume and review my resume before sending it out to possible job prospects was fantastic. I’m currently employed with the Contract VA Clinic in Yreka, CA. I am the Lab Manager and keep all aspects of the lab running smoothly, as well as performing daily venipuncture on patients. I also work, per diem, with Fairchild Medical Center Hospital in Yreka, CA. BAMA fully prepared me to work in the health care field as a phlebotomist. I would recommend this academy, and frequently do so, to anyone who asks where I went to school.
...fell in love with how the classroom was set up like a pharmacy.
I shadowed a pharmacy technician class in progress, and immediately fell in love with how the classroom was set up like a pharmacy. The curriculum, hands-on experience, and instructor’s lecture style was the best fit for me.