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Banner and Kino College create medical training partnership

Partnership will offer hands-on training for students interested in health care

TUCSON, Ariz. (Aug. 11, 2022) – The pathway to training to be become a certified clinical medical assistant is now more accessible thanks to a new partnership between Kino College and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.

Kino College specializes in the education and training of professional medical assistants and now will be providing its training at Banner – University Medicine North campus. Kino currently is recruiting students to begin training at the new site with classes beginning September 12. Interested students can learn more and register here:

The Banner North campus is located at 3838 N. Campbell Ave, building 2, Tucson, 85719 and its location will facilitate the student’s immersion in the medical environment from day one. The training includes a hands-on clinical midternship that is completed half-way through the program and externship at the end of training. Graduates will have the opportunity to work at Banner – University Medicine.

“Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups in our country and Kino College is a Tucson-based leader in providing access to these much-needed job opportunities. Our Kino partnership is a new educational bridge to ensure we have highly trained allied health care professionals to meet the needs of our state and community,” said Sarah Frost, CEO of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South.

Kino College received approval in July for the Banner North training site from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the state of Arizona to develop the onsite medical assistant training program. 

“This partnership with Banner provides our students with direct access to a highly valued and opportunity-filled career in health care,” said Dennis Wilson, Executive Director of Kino College.

The college is committed to keeping its class sizes small to enhance hands-on learning with training tailored for full-time working students who can attend evening classes and become eligible for national certification within nine months.

Banner is committed to working to advance health care education through partnerships that now includes Kino College, as well as Pima JTED (Joint Technical Education District), Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, which created Arizona’s first statewide academic health system.

About Kino College
Kino College is a licensed, nationally accredited private postsecondary school in Tucson, Arizona, that prepares students with the highest standard of skills, ethics and professionalism to realize a rewarding career in today’s healthcare industry. Students are immersed Day One in an active healthcare campus where they learn a hands-on professional curriculum from today’s leading physicians, healthcare providers, nurses, medical assistants and administrators.  Students finish in nine short months, are eligible to become nationally certified and receive career assistance from a team of staff and faculty members engaged to help students achieve optimal success. Federal Student Aid is available to those who qualify.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or

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