Everest College launches club focused on hands-on learning, community service
Recently, staff and student leaders from Everest Milwaukee’s medical assistant program have taken hands-on training to a new level by launching an Allied Health Club at the Everest College Milwaukee campus.
Tameka McKinzie, medical assistant program chair, and medical assistant student Tamisha Dixon organized the group to provide opportunities for medical assistant students to practice the skills they’ve learned in the classroom, and at the same time give back to the community. The group has participated in numerous health fairs throughout the Milwaukee community, providing such free services as blood pressure, pulse, respiration and body-mass index checks as well as diabetic, cholesterol and overall wellness screenings.
“The club has enabled staff and students to work together outside of the classroom to the benefit of the community,” said McKinzie. “It also demonstrates to students how the skills they are learning in the classroom can have a real-life impact.”
In addition to practicing skills, the group fundraises and volunteers to support local organizations that address the health needs of the community. Most recently, McKinzie and Dixon assembled a team of 20 students and three staff members from the medical assistant program to raise funds for and participate in the 17th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on downtown Milwaukee’s lakefront.
About Everest College Milwaukee
Everest provides short-term diploma programs allowing students to receive concentrated training in a particular field, in a short time span. The average program lasts eight to 10 months, making higher education and job training accessible to more adult students. In addition to the new Massage Therapy program Everest College in Milwaukee offers a variety of diploma programs, including Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Administrative Assistant. For more information, visitwww.everest.edu. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.everest.edu/disclosures.