Active Military and Veterans

Everyone at BAMA is dedicated to your success in a Healthcare Career

Dedication and Hard Work Make Good Careers

It is a privilege to help our Veterans and active military personnel transition into rewarding civilian careers. We consider it an honor to serve those who have served, because our service men and women have made so many sacrifices for our country.

Bay Area Medical Academy is committed to your success! As a student, you receive mentoring and are at the center of our model of service. Our dedicated and professional team of instructors, talent coaches, counselors and employers become your partners on the path to successful entry into the healthcare workforce. Upon graduation, we work hard to support your search for employment and BAMA is considered the premier talent pool for medical facilities in the Bay Area.

Every student is unique and comes to us with a different level of preparedness and specific obstacles. All come to BAMA with the goal to obtain the skills needed to start a career in healthcare. You already have the work ethic, we have the plan to get you there.

Bay Area Medical Academy students are eligible to use the following benefit options:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Survivors and Dependent Assistance

To check your eligibility go to

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Program Approval.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Enrollment Requirements and Information for Students Using Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits (CH31) or Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH33)

Any student enrolling with VA benefits must submit the following to verify eligibility to receive funding:

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Education Enrollment Status form, or
  • DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), or
  • VA Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status).
  • Transcripts for previous college courses and/or medical training (if applicable).
  • All necessary enrollment documents as requested by the Admissions department during enrollment appointment.

A student using Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits (CH31) or Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH33) will be allowed to enroll in and attend courses and access campus facilities while the campus awaits payment for tuition and fees from the VA. Bay Area Medical Academy will not impose any penalty, late fees or require an eligible student to borrow additional funds to cover tuition or fees due to delays in payment from the VA. This waiting period begins the date the student provides appropriate documentation and continues either until payment is received from the VA, or until 90 days after the School Certifying Official has certified the student’s tuition and fees.

Begin/Complete the Enrollment Process Before You Return From a Deployment

Complete the contact form on this page to begin your enrollment process and an Admissions Representative will contact you shortly.

Program Options

Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

Our 9-month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program is intended to provide entry-level students with a comprehensive foundation in clinical and administrative skills necessary for successful entry into the medical field. Our Program prepares students for three (3) certifications. Lean more >

Is a Rewarding Career in Healthcare Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Healthcare and exploring whether Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 415-217-0077

*Program length when completed in normal time