What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistants work with physicians and other healthcare professionals to perform administrative and clinical duties. These duties include, but are not limited to:
- Recording medical histories
- Preparing patients for examinations
- Assisting the physician during examinations
- Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Performing basic laboratory tests
- Preparing and administering medications
- Taking electrocardiograms
- Wound care
Medical Assistant Program
Students begin with fast-track classes designed to introduce the student to the healthcare profession. A strong foundation for a healthcare career begins by introducing the fundamental concepts of medical terminology, psychology, anatomy, pathophysiology, medial law, and ethics. Medical front office procedures, medical insurance, computer usage, and data entry skills are practiced. Healthcare business management and organizational structure models are discussed. Attributes of professionalism, customer service, and communication skills are also reinforced. Back office skills are practiced in medical laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, electro cardiology (EKG), and pharmacology.