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Memorial Hospital and White Mountain Community College partner to create Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

September 01, 2021

Media Contact: Megan Penny, Communications and Development Manager
603-356-5461 ext. 2264

a group of medical assistants with two clinical team members
Pictured here are Memorial's incoming MA students with two members of the clinical team. (Back row, L-R): Marta Ramsey, RN, Clinical Educator; Sherri Spittle; Jennifer Tozier; Sam Dickinson; Alyssa Rosa and Charles Thagouras. (Front row, L-R) Jessica Hill; Kristin Hatch; Jade Danforth and Betsy Koplin, RN, Clinical Manager.
NORTH CONWAY, NH Memorial Hospital recently welcomed eight new Medical Assistant (MA) students. The students are participating in the hospital’s first-ever Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program, in partnership with White Mountains Community College. Tuition and fees for the program are funded by proceeds from Memorial’s 2020 golf tournament, plus grants from Citizens Bank.

Students will participate in a credit-bearing apprenticeship program, aimed at filling open positions at Memorial’s primary care practices. Participants will also rotate through the hospital’s specialty care offices, as they spend two days on-site and two days in the classroom at WMCC, with a third day allotted toward studying. Upon completion of the nine-month apprenticeship, program graduates will be certified medical assistants at Memorial Hospital.

To learn more about medical assistant positions at Memorial Hospital, contact Beth Carpenter at or 603-356-4939. To learn more about WMCC’s Medical Assistant Certificate program, contact Tamara Roberge at, 603-342-3062 or visit


About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, imaging services, cardiopulmonary care, family birthing center, oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services. Practices include primary care and family medicine, diabetes care, behavioral health, women's health, podiatry, orthopedics and physical therapy. Memorial Hospital is also home to The Merriman House nursing home, which provides senior care services in a comfortable, home-like setting. For more information,  or call 603-356-5461.

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