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Medical Assisting


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Medical Assisting (A45400)


Mayland's Medical Assisting curriculum prepares graduates for a variety of medical careers by providing training in administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.

Careers in medical assisting can be pursued in private medical practices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, nursing facilities and hospitals.

The program's admission process is competitive-based, and you can learn more about it here.

Curriculum Description:

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, medical billing and coding and processing of insurance claims, collections, medical transcription, electronic health records and computer operations; assisting the physician with examinations/treatments, patient instruction, performing routine CLIA waived laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, medication administration, venipuncture; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

Once a student is accepted into the Medical Assisting Program, courses must be taken in sequence. Non-MED courses may be taken prior to acceptance into the Medical Assisting Program, as well as the following MED courses: MED 110, MED 116, MED 118, MED 121 and MED 122.

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