About this course
This program provides a balanced blend of administrative and clinical courses to prepare the student for medical assisting. This allied health care profession offers work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. A supervised internship at a physician's office is required, and prior to placement, the student must submit evidence of good health, including up-to-date immunizations and tuberculin screening results.
A medical assistant's duties range from handling correspondence and scheduling patients to medical transcription and maintaining medical records, and from taking vital signs and sterilizing instruments to performing routine office laboratory procedures and electrocardiograms. Medical assistants must also demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills.