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Medical Assistant Trainee Program

Medical Assistants (MAs) are critical members of our frontline healthcare teams who prepare patients for the personalized care we provide at Gundersen. You can become one in as little as 6 months with our no-cost medical assistant certification training program – and even get paid during your hands-on MA training. And when you finish the program, we have a rewarding MA job waiting for you at Gundersen. 

When you enroll in Gundersen’s free MA training program, we’ll cover the costs of your CCMA education including online training through Penn Foster College.

As you complete the self-paced online training, you’ll learn how to connect with and room patients, document vital signs and medical histories and more. While you’re learning online, you’ll grow your skills at Gundersen with paid on-the-job training - benefits included!

Finish your medical assistant training program in as little as 6 months or take up to 18 months if that fits best with your schedule. When your training is complete, you’ll continue your MA career at Gundersen with the same healthcare team you trained alongside.  

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A few things you should know

  • Our next MA training programs begin Feb. 19, May 13, Aug. 5 and Oct. 14
  • You’ll spend 36 hours each week learning online and hands-on – and earning $16.50 an hour  
  • Program completion qualifies you for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam  
  • You can check out your MA courses
  • Our Department of Nursing and other health professionals will support you as you learn and grow  
I saw there was a program that was actually going to maintain an income and also pay for the schooling, so I didn't have to worry about that part.

What's to LOVE about our program

A foot in the door opens a career


Unique programs

Around here, loving your job is part of the job. Our diverse training programs might just open the door to a career you love. 

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We believe in learning through experience from those with experience. And we believe you should earn a living while you’re at it. 

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Who We Are

Our close-knit culture fosters inclusion and community. It's our unique talents and passions - yours included - that make us stronger. 

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How to connect

Our outstanding recruitment team can answer your questions.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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