Active Military and Veterans

Everyone at BAMA is dedicated to your success in a Healthcare Career

Dedication and Hard Work Make Good Careers

It is a privilege to help our Veterans and active military personnel transition into rewarding civilian careers. We consider it an honor to serve those who have served, because our service men and women have made so many sacrifices for our country.

Bay Area Medical Academy is committed to your success! As a student, you receive mentoring and are at the center of our model of service. Our dedicated and professional team of instructors, talent coaches, counselors and employers become your partners on the path to successful entry into the healthcare workforce. Upon graduation, we work hard to support your search for employment and BAMA is considered the premier talent pool for medical facilities in the Bay Area.

Every student is unique and comes to us with a different level of preparedness and specific obstacles. All come to BAMA with the goal to obtain the skills needed to start a career in healthcare. You already have the work ethic, we have the plan to get you there.

Bay Area Medical Academy students are eligible to use the following benefit options:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Survivors and Dependent Assistance

To check your eligibility go to

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Program Approval.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Enrollment Requirements

In order to certify for enrollment, we will need your DD214, eligibility letter and transcripts from any previous college. We will also have you sign an acknowledgment that you received our VA Bulletin. All of this is collected by the Financial Aid Department and then forwarded to our certifying official to complete once you start school.

Begin/Complete the Enrollment Process Before You Return From a Deployment

Complete the contact form on this page to begin your enrollment process and an Admissions Representative will contact you shortly.

Program Options

Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

Our 9-month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program is intended to provide entry-level students with a comprehensive foundation in clinical and administrative skills necessary for successful entry into the medical field. Our Program prepares students for three (3) certifications. Lean more >

Pharmacy Technician

This 8.5-month* program prepares students for entry-level work in retail and hospital pharmacies.  Students who complete this program are prepared to take national certification exams offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Learn more >

Is a Rewarding Career in Healthcare Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Healthcare and exploring whether Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 415-217-0077

*Program length when completed in normal time