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Everest College Announces Partnership with HBMA
Partnership Opens Externship and Hiring Opportunities

Everest College, a provider of career-oriented diploma and degree programs at more than 100 campuses across the nation, recently announced an alliance with the most influential healthcare revenue cycle and management services association, HBMA ( Under the agreement, HBMA will provide externship and placement opportunities within its large membership base for Everest's Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding (MIBC) students and assist in the development of the school's MIBC curriculum.

"HBMA will help us enhance our MIBC program for our students. In turn, we'll be able to provide more well-trained, highly qualified students and graduates to work with HBMA member companies," said Anthony Mann, director of national employer development for Everest College.
"For instance, Everest's externship, or '200 hour interview' as it is commonly referred to as, provides an in-depth opportunity for an employer to see a potential employee in their work environment. This opportunity opens doors to new externship and – and ultimately job opportunities – for our students and graduates."

"Currently, we are working on a website presence that will enable Everest students to view externship and placement opportunities, and to enable our membership base to view the credentials of Everest students. We are confident that our alliance with Everest will be fruitful in helping more graduates find employment, as well as provide our members with quality recruits," stated HBMA Director of Operations Sherri Dumford.

Barbara Lewis, director of talent management with HBMA member organization AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, shared that her organization has participated in Everest's externship program for a number of years and states, "Everest provides us with a qualified candidate pool that we can turn to when there is an immediate need for talent. These trained students and graduates are vested in our industry and are motivated to learn and do well."

If you are interested in finding out more about how your organization can participate in this program, contact Anthony Mann at or (714) 913-7251 or Sherri Dumford at or (877) 640-4262, ext. 201.



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