Marijean Hippelheuser is the Medical Assisting instructor at McFatter Technical Center in Broward County, Florida.
Like many medical assisting instructors, Marijean preps her students for the certified medical assistant (CMA) exam from the American Association of Medical Assistants.
However, Marijean faces a unique situation in her classroom -- her students are all adults. This poses quite a challenge for her in terms of accommodating each student’s work and family schedules.
To help meet her students’ needs, Marijean’s classes meet only on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
That means Marijean has to use a blended learning approach to her classroom to help her students succeed.
Her solution was HealthCenter21. Now, her students are more engaged, her material is more accessible, and her results are staggering.
Here’s how it works and why Marijean and her students love HealthCenter21.
How Marijean’s Blended Medical Assisting Course Works
Marijean has designed a whole classroom structure around HealthCenter21 and other teaching strategies.
Every day, she starts her adult students on HealthCenter21 to teach foundational health care knowledge. Marijean chooses specific modules from within the HealthCenter21 catalog to cover the standards in Florida.
All of her students complete the HealthCenter21 modules as topic overviews, which takes about 90 hours to complete during the semester.
Because HealthCenter21 has such a variety of health care topics, Marijean also pulls extra content as she needs for bonus opportunities, review activities, and more.
The combination of using HealthCenter21 along with her own in-class lectures is a perfect fit.
“Doing this ensures we cover everything we need to cover,” she says.
Why Marijean Loves HealthCenter21
For Marijean, the most important part of HealthCenter21 is how it makes everyone’s life easier.
“It’s so easy to use, for both teachers and students,” Marijean says. “It’s so user-friendly, and I’ve not had a single problem.”
Marijean also loves the variation of how material is presented to the students within HealthCenter21.
With reading, watching, listening, and activities, students learn material in a variety of ways. That means every student gets to learn in the way that works best for them, helping them retain information over the long term.
She also uses assessments to gauge her students’ understanding of the course as a whole. As a result, the automatic grading is a big bonus!
Why HealthCenter21 Works for Marijean’s Students
Marijean believes HealthCenter21 is a great fit for her students because of its easy access.
As long as a student has a device connected to the Internet, they can jump on HealthCenter21 and complete their work.
“The flexibility is huge,” Marijean says. “As long as students do the work by the deadline, they get credit if they turn it in. So if they have to go to work during class time, they can finish HealthCenter21 elsewhere on the weekends and evenings. It’s so helpful for adult and working students.”
Medical Assisting Certification Success
Perhaps one of the biggest bonuses of HealthCenter21 is the results she sees on the CMA exam.
When her students completed the course and took the certifying exam from the American Association of Medical Assistants, they successfully passed at a rate just under 100%.
That means nearly every single student in her class was eligible for the workforce right after taking the class!
Start Providing Flexibility for Your Students Today
Do you struggle with students missing class and getting behind on work?
Marijean overcame these challenges to find incredible results with HealthCenter21.
Try HealthCenter21 with your students today!