Fortis College Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant
Review of Medical Assistant Certificate Degrees
Fortis college is not reccomendable I started January 16 2018 left the School in Feburary less than a month and they sent a letter in the mail stating that I owe the School 2,500 within 30 days which is ridiculous I havent been there for no more than a month their teaching is very high schoolish learning off of slides that are not theirs and its taken offline they pass your tests even if you failed just to get you through the course .. all fortis care about is money and I have tons of regrets going here Im going to continue my education at community college then a university I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS COLLEGE AT ALL
Don't go to this school! I went to Fortis College in hopes of landing a job as a Certified Medical Assistant. I thought, if I worked hard, and put in my best effort and dedication, I would get what I worked for. I did have some health care background, so the classes and tests were easy for me! But I was in for a rude awakening! All they care about is your tuition money and government funds once you walk through those doors. First thing, the school hands-on training is poor when compared to other schools, as I later found out! During the time we were there, their excuse was that the wrong lab supplies (needles) had been ordered by previous staff members so we had to suck it up! Their computer lab was a joke! They used refurbished computers that were in bad shape and with dead batteries! I passed all my courses in school and was thrown on an extern site with a very high turnover rate, where I felt like I was used as free labor, rather than getting more hands-on training. During the course of my externship, I saw MAs getting hired from another school. The school itself has a high instructor turnover rate as well. Some teachers were good and supportive, but some others could barely speak English. We saw one or two who got fired while we were there. I worked very hard on my externship site, got very little hands-on training while I was there and didn't get hired. I completed my externship hours, and passed the Certification Exam on the first attempt. I felt I have done everything right! I wasted my gas, time, and money attending this school, driving back and forth to my externship site, and to interviews to be told they chose another candidate. Even with this hot job market, many employers still require at least 2 years experience as a Medical Assistant. I think that schools inflate the career prospects for entry-level MAs! I urge you to do your own research before enrolling in this school!
I had the worst experience with this school the Instructors were not knowledgeable Always fights , worst externship sites , when applying for jobs you need 2 to 3 years of experience in the clinical area which we do not have so that means no job.not a good look.now I have unnecessary loans.
What a joke from the beginning until I left. Lied to by my admissions person who forced me to start while my child was in the hospital. Told i was getting degree and really only a diploma. and the teachers are rude and offer no help which counselor said I would get again lied. Financial girl is unorganized and no help what so ever kept loosing my paperwork. Only wanted my money Don't waste your time or money. now attending a real college
I have read all of these reviews before attending this school and honestly was terrified but went through my decision anyways...I'm glad I did because Fortis is a great school the teachers help out so much and really want you to succeed. The teachers actually teach you and make sure you learn. Everything is very organized! I think maybe it depends on the campus because Pensacola campus pass rate and job placement rate is over 80% in both areas ! You get what you put into it as well but I know Pensacola campus is an awesome school and I can't wait to graduate
Fortis College Medical Assisting Program was the best choice I could have made. I was getting back into the work force after being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. Employed in the medical field prior to starting a family I knew that's where I wanted to continue my education. The cost of the class and the schedule made it possible for me to go back to school while my children were in school. I was lucky to go to Fortis College in Winter Park, the staff there are wonderful, like a family. They truly care about each students success and go above and beyond when needed. The education that I received went far beyond my expectations. The instructor Ms. Denise Wilkie is a professional and requires a high level of competency in her graduates. She teaches with a desire to make her Medical Assistants proficient, professional and well prepared for the marketplace. I feel blessed to have been taught by her at Fortis College. She prepared me well for my current employment and is a phone call away should I need additional resources. The campus director Mr. Richard Zaiden shares credit when it comes to students success. Holding a position such as his you might think you never see him or that he is unaware of the classroom activity; this is not the case at all. He works hard to see that each student gets what he or she needs, He is a hands on director even stepping into class setting when needed. I would recommend Medical Assisting Program to anyone who is thinking about the medical field. The education you get is superior in my opinion. The class room atmosphere is calm and relaxed. While there is a ton of book work and clinical procedures that are required for graduation, the classes are small which make it possible for the students to support and help each other. Thank you Fortis College Winter Park for all that you do for your students. Respectfully, M.R.
I would not ever recommend this school to anyone ever. Worst decision I could've made. youre not treated like adults in there, you have so many rules, if you miss a day they freak out and blow your cell phone . any other college would not care what you did or didn't do because they treat you like an adult... you pay to go to a college. you pay the teachers. The MA director is not a nice lady. she puts on a good front to everyone, acts like she cares but in all reality she doesn't. theres a new teacher there that has red hair and she lies to all the students tellin them things the director has said when the director has no idea what anyones talking about and shes really just sucking up to the director. she tells all her students what all the staff above her says to her and gossips in class, then goes back and tells lies on students. Theres a couple okay teachers there, Ms. M is one of them. she is one of the nicest genuine people we have all ever met. she takes the time to get to know each and everyone of her students and always has nothing but good and positive to say. luckily im in dental and I have plenty friends in MA and MOA who tell me about everything everyday. theres one good teacher in dental and its Mrs. Pierce. shes a saint. hope this helps all and I wish I would've listened to the reviews.
I attended Fortis College in hopes of landing a job as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. I have worked as CNA for nearly 20 years, so I felt this would be great to work a straight day shift job and be off every weekend. But I was in for a rude awakening. I passed all my courses in school and was thrown on an extern site that had seemingly had judged me before I got in the door good. The staff at Fortis College did not try to place you on site that would prepare you for success they just threw you somewhere. I did not get hired when my externship was completed. I worked harder than the real workers worked sadly. I did their jobs while they gave me orders. I completed the needed amount of hours. I passed the Certification Exam on the first testing. I felt I done everything right. But I am still working 2 jobs as a CNA because no one will hire me. I have wasted gas, time, and money going on several interviews to be told they chose another candidate. I am truly dissapointed with myself for choosing Fortis College. Now, I am stuck with a student loan to pay back and no job as a Medical Assistant. I strongly suggest do your research before enrolling at this school. I would have been so much better off attending a Community College and obtaining my LPN and landing a job instantly after passing my test. Everyone who I tell my story laughs at me because they say it is "Gimmick" and I got played.
I thought this school was great at first and that they cared about the students but they don't..after completing the program students had to wait 6 months before sitting for the certification exam..no one in my class passed the exam and no one is working.I don't feel that the teachers prepared us for what was going to be on the exam..the school just take your money and leave you without a job..I hate fortis college
I chose to attend Fortis College in high hopes that receiving certification and my RMA would help me find a career in the health field. After graduating I was extremely disappointed to say the least. The instructors are ok, I would say only one (clinical instructor) was amazing. She was in tune with her class, and showed great interest in her students' success. After our schooling we were to complete a 6 week "externship". The head of the Medical Assistant program who was in charge of that never seemed to be interested in the needs of the students, and just threw the students anywhere for their externship hardly researching the facilities. The office I was in was GHETTO and unprofessional. Mind you we were stuck there for 6 weeks. Every time I tried to find an externship on my own he would NEVER follow up with the facilities so I had no choice. I understand that it is the students job to work hard to find their own employment after the program, however we were fed all of these lies about how amazing career services at the school was. I applied for jobs of my own however, every single "lead" they gave me and interview they sent me on were at run down out of date doctors offices that seemed shady, that only offered minimum wage with no benefits. When I asked them to follow up with the jobs I applied for like I was told, they just made excuses like " Oh I don't have a connect for that office" or "I know I won't be able to get in touch with the employer". If that's the case why are you here? It was almost like they were just trying to reach a quota instead of actually trying to send their students that paid over 16,000 to attend a 9 month training program to solid legit doctors offices and/or hospitals. I just ended up working with the company I was employed with before Fortis. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! Attend another training school!