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National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement

Train to Become a Medical Assistant with CHC and NIMAA!

New for MERIDEN residents: CHC has received received funding to cover tuition, fees, and other costs for NIMAA students who meet the United Way’s ALICE criteria for income.

Click here for income eligibility guidelines.

Classes for the Fall 2023 cohort start in September.


NIMAA was founded by Community Health Center, Inc. and Salud Family Health Centers to train Medical Assistants to work effectively in a high-performance primary care setting. NIMAA’s innovative training model combines online learning at an affordable cost with in-clinic experience that starts the first week of the program.

Medical Assistants are often the first point of contact for a patient in our health care system. They perform clinical tests and procedures, educate patients, and are an essential part of the team-based care model.

CHC is a NIMAA externship site, hosting students for their in-clinic experience. At the end of the training, we have a pool of medical assistant candidates who are credentialed and job-ready to work as effective members of the care team.

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NIMAA puts trainees in the clinic at the same time that they are learning in the classroom.
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NIMAA graduates are equipped with the education, skills, and training, to succeed in a patient-centered medical home.