Build skills.
Gain knowledge.
Get certified.
Find clinical jobs.

CapYear Academy offers a medical assistant certification training program, access to clinical jobs, career resources, and more. 

Find what you need to launch your healthcare career at CapYear Academy. 
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Clinical Experience Made Easy

We get it.  Getting paid clinical experience without certifications or prior experience is a challenge.  
CapYear believes that needs to change.  Here's how we help.  

A better way to become a Certified Medical Assistant 

Finally, a medical assistant training program that works for your schedule and budget. CapYear Academy's state-licensed medical assistant training program is 100% online, on demand, and a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.  Our physician and PA instructors will be with you every step.  Get started today!

Expert advice on getting clinical experience

Tools, strategies and insights from experts and employers on how to stand out when applying for clinical jobs.  Learn how to land a clinical job and succeed once you are hired.  And, of course, check out CapYear's famous free clinical job board to find entry-level clinical positions that work for you!


Resources for pre-meds and pre-PAs

Thinking about taking a gap year?  Ready to test your medical knowledge?  Want to hear from med school and PA school admissions committee members  what they are looking for?  CapYear has free resources for all things pre-med and pre-PA.  Check out  and how we partner with pre-health clubs!

Train to become a medical assistant in as little as 9 weeks

National Certification?  Check.
Less expensive?  Check.
Interactive modules?  Check.
Live support?  Check.
Anytime Access?  Check.

Is it time to get started?  Check.

National Certification
Lower Cost

Our program gets you ready for the nationally-recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.

Self paced
On demand learning

With convenient and flexible 24/7 access to study modules, complete your training from wherever and whenever it works for you. 

Expert Instructors
With You Every Step

Online doesn't mean alone.  Our expert MD, PA and RN instructors offer live sessions and are with you to answer questions, provide insights and offer feedback along the way.

Study Guides and
Skills Assessments

Videos, simulations, study guides, assessments and practice exams ensure you get the knowledge you need to be ready for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.

12 months
Complete program access

One year of unlimited access to course materials means you can succeed on your time. 

NHA Partnership
Program mapped to CCMA

Our program leverages the NHA's curriculum so you can be confident the training covers the certification exam topics

Is your pre-health club interested in being a CapYear Academy partner?

CapYear Academy invests in pre-health clubs to support tomorrow's medical leaders.  Contact us to learn more about how we can support your pre-health club.

  • Benefits for clubs to help support programming 
  • Discounts for your club members
  • Access to exclusive programming 
  • CapYear speaking engagement with your club
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Featured Courses and Content

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Online Medical Assistant Certification

100% online, self-paced with MD, PA, RN instructors at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.  Prepares you for the nationally recognized CCMA certification.


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Finding Clinical Experience

Looking for clinical experience? Check out our videos, articles and shorts on how employers think about hiring for entry-level clinical positions.  And, of course, visit our job board to find a great position for you!

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Admissions Resources

Thinking about medical school or PA school? Hear from admissions committee members on keys to successful applications!  Plus learn how to think about clinical experience in the context of your application. 
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Take a Study Break with Dr. Sami

Does gum really stick around inside you for seven years if you swallow it?  What was the first pregnancy test?  How real is Gray's Anatomy? Test your knowledge and brush up on your medical history with Dr. Sami's study breaks!        
Our teachers

It matters who your instructors are

All of our instructors are highly qualified professionals, widely acknowledged in their field.

Sami Shoucair, M.D.

Deborah Gutman, M.D.

Jacqueline Snyder, MSPAS, PA-C

Megan Sponaugle, MMS, PA-C

Ashley Iacone, PA-C 

Lindsey Manos, DHSc, PA-C