Medical Administrative Assistant

Are you looking to get your foot in the door in healthcare? Our Medical Administrative Assistant program provides free training to help you secure a competitive position with some of the Bay Area’s top healthcare providers – UCSF, John Muir Health, CPMC and more.

This course provides 9 weeks of classroom training that will cover the basic computer skills, office skills and healthcare-specific skills that employers seek from administrative personnel. The training will also provide you with job search tools to help you find long-term work.

For students who successfully complete the classroom training, we offer paid internships which will give you an opportunity to refine the skills you learn during the training.

You’ll learn:

  • skills for the job, such as patient communication
  • critical thinking and communication skills
  • basic computer and office skills (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • tools for your job search, such as networking, resumes and cover letters
  • leadership skills that will help you develop professionally as you progress throughout your career
  • insights on healthcare employer company culture and how you can succeed as an employee

For your job search, you’ll also gain:

  • a new job search and networking strategy
  • job search, interviewing, online application and networking skills instruction
  • one-one one job search and placement assistance, as well as general support in completing our course


  • San Francisco resident who is 18 years or older
  • proof of High School diploma or GED
  • proficient in English
  • ability to pass a basic skills assessment and background check
  • must be eligible for the JobsNOW! Wage Subsidy Program

What job seekers are saying:

“The training at JVS increased my professionalism. I had to learn how to communicate with doctors. I had to learn to communicate with patients most of all. They provided all the training that I needed to to come into this professional medical world.” -Yasmeen, UCSF

Medical Administrative Assistant

Applications are now closed. Join our email list to learn about upcoming program dates and other JVS events.

A Few of Our Instructors

Regina Anders-Jefferson

Regina Anders-Jefferson

Healthcare Program Coordinator

Regina is an experienced college professor with a master’s degree in research of psychology. She is a San Francisco native who comes from a low socioeconomic status and is dedicated to helping others achieve their career goals. Regina is a firm believer that when people put their minds to something positive, they are capable of achieving amazing things.


Classroom training:                   Nov 8, 2019 – Feb 7, 2020       

Internship*:                                   Feb 10 – May 29, 2020 
*paid internship upon successful completion of classroom training

Time Commitment: 9 weeks training; approx. 4 month paid internship (32 hours/week)

Employer Partners: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Cost: None. Students must provide their own transportation costs.

Topics:  Communication and leadership skills, basic office and computer skills, polished self-presentation, job search skills

Classroom training:
225 Bush Street, Suite 400
San Francisco

UCSF (various San Francisco locations)

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