Medical Assistant CAAHEP Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsThe Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727.210.2350) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Hunter’s Medical Assistant Program Earns Prestigious CAAHEP Accreditation!

September 23, 2013

Hunter Business School is proud to announce that the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded the Medical Assistant diploma program, offered at both its Levittown and Medford campuses, a five-year initial accreditation. CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.

Jay Fund, President and owner of Hunter, said, “I am very proud of the Medical Assistant department’s achievement,” and added that,

…this distinction as the only CAAHEP accredited Medical Assistant program on Long Island is an important step in helping us to continue offering the best allied health programs in New York.

The recent peer review conducted by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognizes the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. Besides having to meet high academic standards, outcomes including programmatic retention and graduation rates; positive job placement; and graduate and employer satisfaction as part of the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting, Hunter is closely monitored annually through the MAERB Annual Report.

Rosanne Romano, RMA (AMT), MA Program Director, expressed that, “CAAHEP approval also means that we are graduating quality medical assistants who are successfully being hired!”

Ray Martinez, Vice President, said, “This is a tribute to the hard work of the Program Director, Rosanne Romano, and her staff, who do an excellent job of keeping this program compliant and current.”

The strength of Hunter’s Medical Assistant program comes from its dedicated and experienced team of faculty members, as well as the diverse and expanding network of outstanding clinical externship affiliates who collaborate with us. Exceptional clinical supervisors play an integral role in working with our students and helping them to cultivate their “hands-on” skills. “The program has earned the respect and support of the Long Island medical community, and we value these partnerships,” said Mr. Fund.

Annette Jao, Campus Director in Medford, added, “Importantly, being recognized by CAAHEP in this way is also an assurance to prospective students that they are enrolling into a quality training program.”

Steven Schenkman, Director of Corporate Development, expressed, “We already knew we had an excellent program, but it is always great confirmation when you meet or exceed the standards of a national accrediting agency.”

For more information about Hunter Business School, visit the school’s website or contact the school directly at 516.796.1000 (Levittown) or 631.736.7360 (Medford). For questions regarding Hunter Business School, please contact Steven Schenkman, Director of Corporate Development, at or 631.736.7360, ext. 124.