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Medical/Clinical Assistant

Medical/Clinical Assistant Training Program
Basic Information
Medical/Clinical Assistant
900 Clock Hour Certificate Program
Begins: August 13, 2013
End: April 2014
Program Coordinator: Leisa Nivens
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 417.659.4406
Nivens-l@mssu.edu
Download Forms:
Program Costs (PDF)
Application Packet (PDF)

Overview:

This exciting career offers students the opportunity to obtain the training needed to assist physicians both in the clinical (back office) area and in the administrative (front office) setting. The duties of Medical Assistants vary from office to office, depending on the office location, size, and specialty. In small practices, they are usually "generalists", handling both front office and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Clinical duties vary according to state laws and include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. They may collect and prepare laboratory specimens and prepare and administer medications. Graduates have the opportunity to work as a Clinical/Medical Assistant, Clinical Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, and Medical Office Insurance Specialist. The program prepares the student to take the AMT Registered Medical Assistant examination. Students may also make application for the NCCT Phlebotomy Technician examination (NCCT fee is not included in cost of program).

Program Content:

  • Program Orientation (prior to first day of class) Introduction to Medical Terminology Human Anatomy, Pathology & Applied Medical Terminology
  • Keyboarding/Word/Excel/EHR Administrative Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical/Clinical Office Procedures I
  • Medical/Clinical Office Procedures II
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Medical CPT/ICD Coding I
  • Computerized Medical Insurance Billing Introduction to Medical Transcription Employment/Job Placement Seminar
  • Supervised Clinical Externship

Important Note: Franklin Technology Center programs are based on clock hours and may not be transferable to other education facilities. Franklin Technology Center requires students to maintain a 90% attendance and an overall "C" course average during the program. Students are not certified/registered upon graduation from the program. Students must meet national testing organization entrance requirements and successfully complete their examination to become certified/registered. Contact the Medical/Clinical Assistant Program Coordinator at 417-659-4406 for more information.