Anthem Institute Reviews
I had recently moved accross the U.S. to get away from Family problems. I had started applying for a CNA program at a Community College back in my Home State (WA), and the program seemed quite rediculous for being only a 3 month program. It did not seem like it would be a serious program to learn what I needed in the 3 months it takes to be a CNA. So I decided I would not go to that Community College after all
When I got offered by a friend to help me pay to move, (when he heard how harsh my Family was being, and how hard I was working to get into College, and how I just couldnt find one that had what was needed to become a CNA) We talked about the pros and cons of moving accross the Country on such short notice. We decided I would do it. So I went ahead and moved. From the day after I arrived here I had been searching for a CNA program by requesting information online.
The first College to contact me was Anthem Institute. They were very polite and offered me an interview the same week to talk about their Medical Assistant Program. I agreed that after discussing with them what a MA does it would definitely be a better career for me to take on. So the Advisor gave me a tour of the Campus. I really liked the look of the Campus. So I agreed that after finishing the interview, the assesment test to get accepted, and getting the results on the test (which was really easy), I would come back and pay the application fee the next week.
My advisor was very on top of making sure everything was getting done correctly and that I was being seen about everything I needed in a timely manner. I am currently waiting on my Family or Foster Care Program I was in for seven years before I turned 18 to fax me the paperwork I need to complete my Federal Aid. I will start in May if I have this paperwork. But so far it is failing, but that is not the reason I am writing this Review. I need to know if anyone has any Opinions or Comments about Anthem Institute before I do start that may help me to be fully successful in my Education to become a Medical Assistant. Thank You. (and I dont mean to bother any one by what I am reporting, if it does, that was not my intention, I am just being honest about my story, no harm intended. I do apologize if it does bother you.)
I can not believe some of these negative reviews I am reading as I look through this. From the admissions process all the way to the placement and graduation I had a great experience with Anthem.
Trust me, I could probably pick out the classmates writing some of these bad reviews because they want everything handed to them. I am a single mom and was able to go to school on a flexible schedule and now I am working as a Certified Medical Assistant and loving it. They even offer the certification test at the Cherry Hill campus.
To anyone reading through this website please remember that with a career training school you have to put your own effort into it as well. If you take this on with the right mind set there is no reason why you can not be successful.
I know several other graduate from the Cherry Hill campus that are doing well in their career in the different programs they trained in. We still keep in touch and I found life time friends at school. Thank you to the Cherry Hill campus for helping me achieve what I have been wanting to do for a while!
I was desperate to start a career that would be fullfilling to myself. I chose Anthem because it was close to my home and a friend of mine went there and she finished so quickly.If i had to do it all over again, i would not go to Anthem.
I took the program seariously, i was a 4.0 student, but the school was a joke. It was like enrolling into a high school. The students definetly rule the school, its hard to get the proper training you need to assist you in your future career.
I am a recent graduate,looking for a job, i don't feel like my schooling prepared me at all for my career. Everything i learned i learned on my externship that the school set up for me.
In reality you could volunteer at a Doctors office, ask them to train you to be a Medical Assistant, and take the CMA exam on your own. It will save you a lot of money.
They did what they said they would. they trained me ,helped with my resume ,my interviewing skills ,got me the info onwho was hiring and send my resume out .im 25 and im a profesional medical biller. sooo i would recomend this school to anybody.
I'm currently enrolled in the Medical Billing and Coding Program at the Springfield, PA campus. I am very satisfied with the school, academic program and instructors. I would definitely recommend this particular program over many of the other career schools in the area. They have a very good success rate for placing students for externships on time and at reputable sites. All of these negative complaints are coming from the students who obviously don't apply themselves and expect everything to be handed over to them. I've personally witnessed this in my own classes, so please do not let them fool you.
reasons why not to go to Anthem Parsippany: 1.the school curiculum is all messed up! The way they teach you all this program, s=and so much to learn, they try to squeeze it in 8months, so when you get out of school you forget most of the things cause u only spent such a little time on it.
2.staff members are very unprofessional, firing people every day and all these new members come in and say while u r in class "oh hiiiii, Im your new career services member; please visit me..." When I finished school, I had to get my resume and went to a girl who takes care of it, she told me to show her how I wanted my resume to be changed and she would type it for me. She wanted me to make my own resume.
3.This is gonna be funny, cause right now Im doing my externship and u can tell how well Im getting trained :)) They sent me to a place where they dont do any medicall billing and coding (I took MBC class) They started to call for externships 2days before I finished school, so of course nobody responded and I sat 1week at home, I missed 40hours from my 160hours externship. I found a place myself where Im moving on Monday cause Im working w/engeneers :)
Just went in yesterday to look into the Surg. Tech. program. This was after receiving two call within 4 hours of each other following an on-line request for more information.
You cannot receive a school catalog unless you pay a $50.00 "admissions fee". I did so and when I got home, I found that the instructors (only 2,one only part-time) for my field of interest, had less education and experience than I did. As I toured the facility, I saw few students and the few I saw, seemed to be walking around aimlessly. I also, upon more research, found a $26000 program with little to no accreditation, nor did I find a program that would allow me to receive accreditation upon graduation. Therefore, beware, and do you research first. Luckily I'm only out $50.00.
I attended this school back in 2003-2005 when I started I was so excited I had no idea about financial aid or what accreditation was about.
All I knew was that I wanted to go to school,I was told the school had housing arraignments which was a lie I had 5 different teachers for the program in 2 years some better than others.When I finally graduated I looked for a job for months the placement coordinators were horrible they too were replaced every few months.
When I came in to get the documentation I needed to sit for certification I was told that it was "misplaced" so after 2 years and over 20k I ended up with a piece of paper with my name on it,no job and no certification. The school is NOT CAAHEP accredited so you are NOT eligible to sit for the CST certification which is what most hospitals are requiring for employment as a result I am currently attending another surgical technology program that is CAAHEP accredited.
Take the time to get into a good school the program I am in now is costing me 3k for a year I could have saved myself so much time and money if I would have just waited for an acceptance into a good program instead of jumping into this one because they would take me right away. I kick myself every time I get the statements from financial aid. On another note the federal government only allows you 47k LIFETIME borrowing for an undergraduate degree so going to a school like this will almost destroy your chances of getting a real degree in the future without paying down the debt from your first worthless degree. Thanks I hope this helps someone in their decision to attend this school or any like them.
There might have been some problems with the teachers before I started this summer but our teacher now knows what she's talking about,she actually explains it better than the book.we have NO shortage of books,which we have 6 total,that EVERYONE has.You get out of learning what you put into it!!
I don't understand some of these post .I had a great expirience,yeah i took loans because i think i'm worth it.I did their Massage Therapy program and im doing good (well at least better than before i went to school for career training ) i work full-time and on the weekend i see my personal clients .Im paying back the loans .They were honest from begining to End .sorry to see it didn't work out well for everybody .