Fortis Institute – Towson was formerly known as Medix School Towson until it was merged into the Fortis family in September of 2011. Since then, it has provided opportunities in several high-demand medical fields to accommodate the community’s growing healthcare needs. Students take part in classroom learning with many hands-on experiences, and the institute provides job placement programs in order to give graduates access to their network of potential employers.
The institute has several programs for students to enroll in. All classes provide hands-on training with plenty of experience for an entry-level job in one of the following medical fields:
- Dental Assisting – provides training for patient care, office administration, and laboratory work. Students will learn to work with a dentist as patients are being treated.
- Massage Therapy – Students will be taught Swedish massage and deep-tissue, along with other current techniques to relieve stress and sore muscles from patients.
- Medical Assisting – Here, students will learn to effectively manage a physician’s office, learn computer tasks that keep the office running, and even assist with clinic work alongside a physician.
- Medical Office Assisting – Enrolled students will gain the knowledge needed for managing bookkeeping, billing, and records to help keep a physician’s office running smoothly.
- Pharmacy Technician – Graduates will have the ability to prepare and fill prescriptions under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
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Recent high school graduates or GED earners are welcome to apply. Applications can be filled out online and then a personal information sheet must be filled out. Once the institute accepts these forms, it is time to meet with a representative who will go over your options and complete the enrollment process.
Scholarships are not awarded by this school, but their Financial Aid Office will assist in helping to fill out forms and putting together aid packages. All students should begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they qualify for any federal grants or loans. State and private funding are another option for students to pursue if needed.
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The institute provides students who are about to graduate with some excellent resources for job placement. The school has numerous employment sources who are looking for graduates to fill their entry-level positions, and the Career Services Center is there to be a liaison between the student and employer. Career Support Services will help students polish up their resumes and prepare them for interviews.
Accreditation is provided by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
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