Seven MBCC seniors get medical certifications – Press and Guide


Seven health science students at the Michael Berry Career Center have earned medical certifications. Students have passed their certification exams and leave their high schools with not just a diploma, but a nationally recognized credential.

Reame Alduais, Lara Nasseredine and Nour Mazloum, all of Fordson High, got their clinical physician assistant certified through the Michael Berry Career Center. (Photo courtesy of Dearborn Public Schools)

Students include:

• Ali Yassine, CPhT (Dearborn High)
• Reame Alduais, CCMA (Fordson High)
• Nour Mazloum, CCMA (Fordson High)
• Lara Nassereddine, CCMA (Fordson High)
• Zahraa Achi, CCMA (Fordson High)
• Shajan Alhilfi, CCMA (Dearborn High)
•Sarah Murshed, CCMA (Edsel Ford High)
Ali Yassine (DHS) completed the Allied Health the Pharmacy Technician program at MBCC and obtained the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certificate which allows him to work in any pharmacy in the country.

He is continuing his studies at Henry Ford College next year and then plans to transfer to the biomedical engineering program at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

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Sara Murshed (Edsel Ford), Shajan Alhilfi (Dearborn High), and Zahraa Achi (Fordson) all earned their Certified Clinical Physician Assistant certification through the Michael Berry Career Center. (Photo courtesy of Dearborn Public Schools)
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Ali Yassine, a senior from Dearborn High, earned his Certified Pharmacy Technician certificate through the Michael Berry Career Center. (Photo courtesy of Dearborn Public Schools)

This is the first year that Advanced Allied Health – Medical Assisting students have qualified to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

These six exceptional seniors have already obtained the certificate. (Juniors will take the exam during finals week in June.)

Notably, Shajan Alkilfi (Dearborn High used her 120 hours of clerkship in a physician’s office to land a physician assistant position while completing the course. After earning the certificate and becoming a certified physician assistant, she immediately received a increase of $2 and recognition of his accomplishment by his employer’s medical practice.

Michael Berry Career Center is a half-day program available to any qualified student attending one of our three traditional high schools – Fordson, Dearborn High or Edsel Ford. Bus transportation is provided between the secondary schools and the MBCC. Health is one of nine specialized career areas offered at MBCC.

All of these students plan to continue their studies in health or medicine in college and prepare for careers in these fields. These students represent the Michael Berry Career Center’s emphasis on “education with purpose.”

Source: Dearborn Public Schools


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