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College Profile: Fortis Institute-Towson

 
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The Medix School is a private allied health training school devoted to the training of personnel for the Medical and Dental professions.

Medix School is dedicated to providing career training that enables our graduates to meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace while contributing to the betterment of the community.

To insure that this objective is met, Medix School strives to hire qualified instructors, upgrade laboratory equipment, teaching materials and software regularly to reflect industry standards.

Surveys of the industries which employ our graduates are conducted to determine what changes or modifications should be made in our training to give the best possible preparation for a career. Many programs conclude with a four-week externship which allows the students to practice their skills in an authentic work environment. This enhances their opportunity for employment.

Throughout the twenty plus years of operation, the programs have continued to produce qualified graduates for the health care profession.
 
700 York Rd
Towson, MD
21204-9840
410-337-5155 (general)
410-337-5155 (financial aid)
410-337-5155 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

To serve with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills.


General Information
Other Names Fortis Institute - Towson
Type Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Continuous
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Fortis Institute-Towson Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Student Body
966 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Massage Therapy - Towson (Certificate Program)
The stress of everyday life can be very hard on a person?s body, leaving them sore, aching and exhausted. As a student in Medix School?s Massage Therapy program, you will be trained to ease those pains, help relieve stress, and provide a feeling of well-being to your clients.
Medical Assistant (Certificate Program)
Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2010 as the health services industry expands as a result of technological advances in medicine, and a growing and aging population. It is one of the fastest-growing occupations. The objective of the Medical Assistant program is to train students to acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competency in a variety of medical office procedures and laboratory techniques under the direct supervision of a physician. The medical procedures and lab techniques include injections, EKGs, vital signs, urinalysis, phlebotomy, assisting in minor surgery and emergency situations. Front office skills include patient data collection, scheduling patients, answering phone inquiries, insurance claims processing, bookkeeping, billing/collection, keyboarding, transcription, word processing and computer billing. These skills are evaluated utilizing error control and speed-building reviews. This skill and knowledge enhancement will enable the graduate, upon completion of required coursework, to further develop his or her career as a medical assistant through an externship in a clinic, laboratory, physician's office or hospital. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, students will be qualified to assume entry-level positions as medical assistants performing the medical procedures, lab techniques and front office duties described above. They will understand the use of Universal Precautions, OSHA Regulations, HIPAA Requirements, Confidentiality, and the Legal Aspects of the Allied Health environment.
Medical Office Assistant (Certificate Program)
The Objective of the Medical Office Administration Program is to train students to acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competence in a variety of medical/dental office administration procedures and the skills necessary for entry level employment as a medical/dental insurance claims processor. The medical/dental office administration skills include: bookkeeping, billing and collection, records management, patient data collection, typing, transcription, word processing, appointment scheduling, written correspondence and telephone techniques. Claims processors perform benefit calculations necessary to adjudicate claims for employee benefit plans. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, students will be qualified to assume entry-level positions as a medical/dental office assistant, medical secretary, medical biller/collector, and insurance claims processor performing the medical/dental office duties described above.

All Academic Programs
 
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