Brattleboro Memorial Hospital saw a need and responded. The hospital was having trouble filling entry level medical positions. It was posting job openings for certified medical assistants and not getting any applicants.
Despite the lack of applicants, there seemed to be an interest from people who did not have the skill set to be a medical assistant, and who had difficulty obtaining the right education. Community College of Vermont offered a two-year medical assistant degree, but many people couldn’t afford or dedicate the time to a two-year program. So BMH made it easier.