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Launch your healthcare career at CapYear Academy.

CapYear Academy offers training, certifications, and advice for pre-meds and pre-PAs to launch their healthcare career. 
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Clinical Experience Made Easy

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

Get certified online with a program tailored to pre-meds and pre-PAs

Build valuable clinical skills and become eligible for the nationally recognized CCMA certification.  Our program is 100% online, on demand, and a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.   

Job application advice and clinical skill building to launch your career 

Tools, strategies and insights from experts and employers on standing out when applying for clinical jobs and how to succeed once you are hired.  And, of course, our free clinical job board.

Make the most of your clinical gap year with advice from our experts

Thinking about taking a gap year?  Already in one?  Make the most of this valuable time to start your career and set yourself up for medical school and PA school applications. Check out our featured content for more information!

Featured Courses and Content

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Online Medical Assistant Certification

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

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Medical School Admissions Webinar

Med school admissions deans from Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Vermont,  SUNY, and Philadelphia share their thoughts on the application process and ways to make your application stand out.
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PA School Admissions Webinar

Admissions officers from Duke, Bryant, Lynchburg and MGHIHP answered questions and shared insights into do's and don'ts on the PA school application process.

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Gap Year Planning Guide

Need clinical experience?  Want to boost your GPA?  Do you even want to pursue a healthcare career?  Download CapYear' s free planning guide to maximizing your Gap Year.

What candidates are saying about CapYear

Ore O.
Towson University

I cannot express my gratitude enough for
CapYear. CapYear connected me with
recruiters I never thought I would gain
access to. I was able to secure a medical
assistant position in the neurology
department at a great hospital!

Sean K.
Bucknell University

As I was about to graduate, my job
search had me mostly empty handed. A
single call from CapYear let them
understand my needs and immediately
got me my first job.

Faith R.
Texas Tech University

Prior to graduation, I was extremely
stressed about finding a job to give me
patient experience during my gap year. I
was introduced to CapYear and within a
month I was employed as a Medical

Collin R.
Towson University

I had a great experience utilizing CapYear!
I submitted my information on Monday
and had a job offer by Friday. The jobs
offered were what I was looking for during
my gap year. I would advise anyone
taking a gap year to utilize CapYear!

Aminatu A.
Smith College

After applying to over 50 jobs but no job
offers, I was discouraged and stressed out.
I am grateful for the opportunity CapYear
provided me. The application process on
CapYear jobs was easy and the hospital
replied quickly. I got the job right away.

Christian D.
Towson University

Graduating without securing a job caused
me significant anxiety during my senior
year. CapYear proved to be an invaluable
resource providing me with a unique
opportunity to gain clinical experience as
a medical assistant.
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.
Jacqueline Snyder, MSPAS, PA-C
Megan Sponaugle, MMS, PA-C
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Become eligible to take the NHA CCMA certification exam in as little as 9 weeks

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Online Access to CCMA Program  Material

Our 19 module program covers all the topics covered on the CCMA exam.  Interactive CCMA assignments, lectures, virtual labs, study guides and exams are all included.

Self paced, on demand learning

Access the modules on your time and at your pace.  Convenient and flexible - complete your training from wherever and whenever it works for you. 

Expert MA and PA instructors

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

Study Guides and Skills Assesments

Study guides and quizzes ensure you get the most out of the program.  2 full-practice tests included to make sure you are ready for the CCMA exam.

12 month program access

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

National Certification 
Lower Cost

Our program gets you ready for the nationally-recognized CCMA exam at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.