VENTURE 17             - Private Education for the Medical Arts and Sciences
 
 
                 A SHIFT IN ALLIED MEDICAL EDUCATION
 
 
Medicine is a Craft
 
The Conservatory's goals are based on the belief that our clients' academic needs, and scholastic accomplishment are of the utmost importance. At The Conservatory, We meet those needs, then nurture your interests and help develop your talents.   
 
The Venture17 Educational Position began when our Founders recognized that at federally funded clinics, a tremendous need for better trained medical professionals to assist physician providers was substantial. More importantly, they were concerned about the poor performance on certifying exams and lack of basic science training of many in the profession.

In addition, there was a need for increased expertise in practical clinic personnel.  As the clinical professions remain dynamic and evolve progressively, our founders understood that for these professionals to advance through any healthcare system, a level of competitive edge had to be realized. As new health care corporate provider-ship evolves, strategic planning requires a better human resource pool of healthcare assistants to fill new jobs being created. Their education must be cutting edge and designed on evidence based models.
 
Our two Founders, Dr. C. M. Counce, and Mr. Christopher Marshall, initiated efforts to elevate provider assistant skill-sets, by insisting that in the future, all medical assistants and nursing professionals enhance their instruction in the hard biological and medical sciences as well as evidence based critical thinking and not just technique . In 2006, Dr. Counce, and Mr. Marshall along with Dr. Kevin Cunningham, began instructing these types of professionals with great success, and Venture 17's Division of Education was born. 
 
Since its founding, The Venture 17 Division of Education has pushed for changes in the way medical and paramedical training takes place. We supported the efforts of congress to initiate "The Gainful Employment Act" and its relationship to "for profit schools", eliminating "diploma mills" and establishing trusted educational practices governed by over-site bodies such as the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
 
The Title IV "Gainful Employment Act" went into effect, July 1, 2011 and requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program eligible for the federal government’s Title IV financial aid funds that prepare students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation.
 
For more about our political position on  higher education, and how it is conducted, please go to The Division Of Education.