Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty.
Administrative duties include: answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and book keeping.
Clinical duties vary according to state law and include: taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They also arrange examining-room instruments and equipment, purchase and maintain supplies and equipment, and keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT COURSE OBJECTIVE
The objective of the Medical Assistant Program is to prepare the student by providing the occupational education, training, and skills for an entry-level employment opportunity in general medical assisting. Students will be provided with the knowledge; skills and work habits required for the entry level position in medical assisting.
MEDICAL TUITION AND FEES
Total Tuition: $ 6500
|1. Intro to Medical Assisting and Health Professions||10||10|
|2. The Therapeutic Approach||30||30|
|3. Responsible Medical Practice||30||30|
|4. Integrated Administrative Procedures||60||10||70|
|5. Managing Facility Finances||40||40|
|6. Integrated Clinical Procedures||20||20||40|
|7. Assisting with Specialty Examinations and Procedures||20||20||40|
|8. Advanced Techniques and Procedures||60||20||80|
|9. Laboratory Procedures||40||20||60|
|10. Office and Human resource Management||20||20|
|11. Entry into the Profession||10||10||20|
|12. Clinical Practicum||160||160|
The United Medical Assistant program offers training in medical assisting. The center of the program includes a curriculum to teach medical assisting.
Students enjoy the flexibility of possessing a wide variety of skills as a Medical Assistant. You will receive training in both clinical and administrative duties required in a variety of settings. If you enjoy helping others and an opportunity to expand your horizon, a career as a Medical Assistant may be the path for you.
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The United College Medical Assistant program curriculum will focus your studies on the information you need to enter the healthcare field.
Your dedicated Medical Assistant instructors will make certain that you understand the materials so you can pursue your career with confidence.
Medical Assistants hold a valuable place in the medical community. They not only have the ability to perform compassionately, but are also trained medical assistants.