(CIP Code: 510713)
This is a eight (8) month 900 hour Specialist Program. This program is designed to teach students the skills necessary for employment in the modern medical facility. A qualified medical assistant is capable of performing a wide range of duties, with a variety of technical detail; thus helping the physician in many clinical situations. The course includes both Clinical, Administrative and Lab Components with an Externship. In this specialist course the student is given the same instruction as in the associate program but with a more broad and variety in the clinical and administrative components. This is a comprehensive course in the field of Physician and Allied Healthcare Aides with a focus on both the Clinical and Administrative Components of the traditional program.
Our course includes a Medical Office Administrative Component with skill level enhancements for working in the medical office environment such as training in Microsoft Office (word, excel, access, powerpoint), keyboarding, front office reception skills, computerized medical billing and coding simulations, pre- and post payment adjustments, and insurance claim form preparations. This is then followed by enhancement of Clinical Skills and Procedures, Routine Patient Screening and Preparation Protocols, Medical Terminology, Basic Anatomy/Physiology, Nutrition, Infection Control, Universal Precautions and Stat Testing Protocols. Students are individually prepared for National Certification as part of the course and the course includes a 180 hour internship program on completion accomplished within one of several major medical center associations. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).