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News: First Tennessee Foundation supports medical assistant training

News: First Tennessee Foundation supports medical assistant training

July 8, 2019

Students in Roane State's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training program will be able to hone their skills in phlebotomy - the act of drawing blood – thanks to a $1,000 grant from the First Tennessee Foundation.

The grant will be used to purchase two Life/form Injection Training Simulators, or lifelike replicas of human arms, along with phlebotomy supplies.

Officials said the grant will serve 150 students a year as a part of their phlebotomy training, which is a component of the college's medical assistant training.

Roane State's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training program is reported to be among the most affordable of its type in Tennessee and has one of the highest pass rates in the Southeast, with 94 percent of students receiving industry certifications.

First Tennessee Foundation's support of the program will help students "improve their job marketability, wage earning ability and as a first step onto the healthcare career ladder," Roane State officials stated in a letter thanking the foundation for its support.

For more information regarding Roane State's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Training, please contact Brooke Bratta, program coordinator, at brattaab@roanestate.edu or (865) 354-3000 ext. 5380.

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg.

For more information, visit roanestate.edu or call (865) 882-4554.

 

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