It’s always an exciting time at Ross when we are able to open a new campus and therefore serve and open up new opportunities in a new community! One of our newest campuses is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At Ross, we get excited when new campuses open because we know that with that new campus comes new opportunities for the community. One of our newest campuses just recently opened in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This new Grand Rapids North campus is located just under 15 miles north of our Ross Medical campus in Kentwood. We decided to open a new campus on the northern edge of the city so that we could provide more opportunities to the Grand Rapids area and the surrounding communities.
Right now, the Ross Medical Education Center Grand Rapids North campus offers healthcare training in the following programs:
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration
- Dental Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
The Medical Assistant program in Grand Rapids may be a perfect choice for those who are passionate about patient care and want to be a hands on member of the healthcare team. During the Ross Medical Assistant program, experienced instructors provide instruction on both administrative and clinical procedures and tasks. Some of the clinical tasks include phlebotomy (blood draws), injections, EKGs, and assisting with patient procedures and exams. Tasks like electronic records, billing and coding, and charting are some of those taught on the administrative side. Ross works hard to provide students will a varied skill set that may open up more opportunities for them in their career.
On the other hand, for those that are interested in a career in the healthcare field, but aren’t as comfortable doing the hands on patient care, the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program in Grand Rapids might be the perfect program for them. This program is meant to prepare students for a career as a medical biller and coder or in another healthcare administration position. This Ross program is intended to give students a behind the scenes look into what goes on in a medical office and prepare them to be a part of the healthcare team. During the course, students will receive instruction on keeping medical records, insurance companies, and various medical coverage options. Additionally, they will be taught on medical terminology, anatomy and physiology as it relates to medical necessity and equips them to notice and avoid medical billing and coding errors.
In the Grand Rapids Dental Assistant program, students will receive instruction on the many procedures, duties, and expectations in dental assistant career. Some of the topics covered will include restorative properties, the basics of chair-side assisting, and making impressions, molds, and fabrications. Students will also have the opportunity to practice dental x-ray processing using manual and automatic methods. They will have the chance to demonstrate their ability to to identify errors and demonstrate corrective measures. Practicing OSHA standards, infection control, and taking vital signs in a dental emergency will be part of the Grand Rapids Dental Assistant training as well. Students in this program will also receive instruction on and the opportunity to practice administrative tasks like charting, insurance claims, and more.
For students that are interested in joining the pharmacy team, Ross offers a Pharmacy Technician program in Grand Rapids. In the Pharmacy Technician program, students will be instructed on how to assist a licensed pharmacist. Ross’ experienced instructors work hard to demonstrate and instruct on a variety of important skills and pieces of information in courses over medical terminology, pharmacy ethics and law, dosages, microbiology, and much more. Students in this program will also get the opportunity to practice potential skills and procedures related to drug procurement and inventory control like manufacturing and packaging, compounding, and other essential tasks.
Hear from the Ross Grand Rapids North staff & faculty!
“I love being part of a team who are dedicated to helping people pursue their goals and watching them succeed in their accomplishments.”
Jodi Beers, Student Support Representative of Financial Aid
“I’m excited to help students in a positive way and help change their future. I feel we help them be self-empowered and give them the tools to be successful.”
Kirsten Bradley, Admissions Representative
“I’m here to make a difference. To help people find that “thing’ that will help them find fulfillment in their life. That’s why I get up every day and come to Ross.”
Jason Orr, Admissions Representative
“I’m excited to meet all the new students and help them on their career path!”
Jaycie Olney, Office Assistant
If you are interested in learning more, the Grand Rapids North staff and faculty would love for you to come by the campus in person for information and a tour of the campus at 1624 Woodworth NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. You can also check Ross out by filling out a form on Ross Medical Education Center’s website or heading over to the Ross Medical Education Center Facebook page!