Expectations during a Medical Assistant Externship

Expectations during a Medical Assistant Externship



Updated August 17, 2021

You can learn a lot in the classroom, but you can’t learn everything, especially if you are studying to be a medical assistant. It’s a job that requires extensive medical knowledge as well as skills and professional attributes that can only be gained through hands-on experience. At the Allen School of Health Sciences, as in most medical assistant programs, that comes in the form of an externship that is made up of 275 hours in a health care facility. We want to prepare our students for all aspects of the work.  As such, we have developed an outline of what to expect from your Medical Assistant externship.

Working under Supervision

Probably the greatest benefit of a medical assistant externship is the opportunity it provides to practice skills and duties while being supervised. In your classes, you’ll learn what and why medical assistants do what they do.  However, the moment you apply that knowledge in the real world with real patients, even the simplest tasks like taking blood pressure can be daunting. The good news is that you are not alone.

Your supervisor will work with you closely, especially at the beginning, to ensure you remember everything you’ve learned in class.  This will enable you to feel comfortable administering your duties. In addition to acting as a guide, of sorts, your supervisor may also serve as your safety net to ensure you don’t miss anything. This aspect of supervision can and should relieve a lot of pressure. It is common to feel nervous before you’ve gained your skill, practice, and habits, but a supervisor’s presence should assuage your fears.

You will also be able to observe her as well as others perform procedures that you will eventually do yourself. It’s one thing to read about medical assisting in a textbook and quite another to witness it in a working environment. The example your supervisor and others set will give you more opportunities to learn before you perform a task yourself.

Asking a Thousand Questions

Your medical assistant externship should be a time to unleash your curiosity. These 275 hours may be training hours, but they are also an opportunity to learn all aspects of a job from the professionals who are doing the job. In class, you will learn about best practices and may have already asked why different medical procedures are done a certain way. In your externship, you can ask less technical questions such as “How do you help nervous patients calm down?” and “Why do we put away the files like this?”

Asking questions that interest you will make all aspects of the work more personalized and will help the answers stick.

Learning the Role

A major part of the job is all about communication. The authority with which you carry yourself and the empathy you bring to patient interactions can’t be taught in a lecture. They are skills, critical to the position, that you can only learn in your medical assistant externship and you will learn them. As you practice and watch the professionals around you, you’ll understand the interpersonal aspects of the work and you will excel at them. When you begin your externship, you may feel like a student. Ideally, by the time you leave, you can expect to feel like you fit the role of a medical assistant.

Gaining Confidence

At the end of your externship you can expect to feel confident in your abilities to be a medical assistant. Self-confidence is a huge part of any healthcare job.  This can be challenging for educators as it cannot be learned in a textbook or seminar. Gaining confidence in your ability to perform administrative and clinical duties requires practice, real-life experience, and supportive supervision. It requires, in other words, an externship.  You won’t just learn how to be a medical assistant: You will become one.

At the Allen School of Health Sciences, we are committed to preparing our medical assistant students for employment as soon as they graduate.  This is the reason why externships are such a critical component of our curriculum. If you are interested in becoming a medical assistant, you can earn your certificate in less than a year. We are enrolling now for our summer classes.  As always, we would love to hear from you!  Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more about an exciting career as a medical assistant.


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Medical Assistant: What are your options?

Medical Assistant: What are your options?

Becoming a Medical Assistant is one of the quickest ways to enter the world of healthcare. If you’re looking to get a good job in a growing field fast, becoming an MA is the way to go. But after you’ve completed your program and working in the position, what then? What are the career advancement options for a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants can choose from several specializations

Healthcare is a field of almost unlimited specializations, and Medical Assistants are no exception. Finding an MA specialization is one of the best ways to make yourself more in-demand. It also means finding a field that truly interests you and that you enjoy working in. Medical Assistants specialize in everything from internal medicine to transplant surgery and oncology. It would be impossible to name all their options, but every branch and level of medicine has to have specialized experts carrying out daily administrative and clinical tasks. Your choices for a specialization are as vast as healthcare itself!

You’ll have a leg up on further medical education

If you want to become a nurse, the education and experience you’ll get as a Medical Assistant will make a difference in your training. You’ll probably find clinicals and coursework more manageable than other students who go in without experience. Much (though not all) of the material you’ll encounter will look familiar. As a veteran of the medical world, you’ll probably be much more at ease with the technical and professional aspects of the material, as well as building upon your existing knowledge base. While other students are learning the ropes of the world of healthcare, you’ll be climbing them. After all, you’ve been here before.

Medical Assistants get valuable real-world experience

No matter what you choose to do after your first Medical Assistant job, you’ll always have experience that makes you more dynamic and interesting as both an employee and a person. If you want to become a nurse, your MA experience will serve you well. If you want to enter another field, potential employers will almost certainly think highly of your MA experience.

And, of course, there’s always the option of being an MA for the long haul. After all, medical assistants are in demand and an integral part of our healthcare system. Are you thinking about a new career as a medical assistant? If so, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our fall classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.

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Traits of a successful Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant: Traits of a Successful Medical Assistant

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is one of the biggest industries in America. What might not be as obvious is the fact that you can have a prosperous career in the field without becoming a doctor or nurse. One occupation students might want to consider is that of a Medical Assistant.

A Medical Assistant, or MA, is someone who aids doctors, typically in offices and healthcare clinics, with administrative and clinical tasks, according to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). An MA can check blood pressure, direct patients through the office, and perform a myriad of administrative tasks. Other common responsibilities of an MA include maintaining patient records, scheduling appointments, sanitizing medical equipment and helping physicians with examinations. Let’s examine a few traits that successful MAs embody in their job:

Medical Assistants need good communication skills

Communicating is a fairly significant part of an MA’s job. Medical Assistants communicate with doctors, patients and each other to keep the office or clinic functioning effectively. Medical assistants who work more on the administrative side may serve as intermediaries between the doctor and patients or the doctor and health insurance companies.

Medical Assistants are team players

Medical Assistants are, in many ways, the glue that holds physicians’ offices and healthcare clinics together. With this in mind, it is important that they are team players and willing to do the work that is necessary to efficiently provide patients with the proper care. Feeding off the prior point about communication, part of being a team player is communicating with those with whom you work with. Being a team player can increase synergy among you and your co-workers, in addition to the obvious advantage of completing the work required to run the office or clinic.

Medical Assistants have strong attention to detail

Paying attention to detail is another quality that successful MAs exemplify in their work. This is not limited to cases in which an MA is permitted to administer drugs to patients and need to accurately measure the dosage. It is also crucial in the maintenance of patient records, scheduling and taking vitals; to name a few other examples.

Medical Assistants have a lot of compassion

Compassion is another trait that successful MAs embody. Medical Assistants are often responsible for ensuring that patients are comfortable during their visit to the office or clinic. As mentioned earlier, Medical Assistants serve as a point of communication between patients and doctors. Offering compassion and understanding of a patient’s concerns can go a long way towards their overall satisfaction with medical care. Medical Assistants can take comfort, pride and satisfaction in knowing that they helped change a patient’s life for the better.

Medical Assistants always have a willingness to learn

Medical Assistants are responsible for performing a multitude of different tasks throughout doctors’ offices and healthcare clinics. They are skilled in both clinical and administrative aspects of running an office or clinic. With this in mind, it is important for an MA to show the willingness to learn new skills as required by the doctors under whom they work. Changes such as new technology used in offices and clinics necessitate an MA to adapt to such updates. Being a “jack of all trades” can provide Medical Assistants with a degree of variety in the everyday happenings of their jobs. In many cases there are things within an office or clinic that an MA can help with, even though they might not be in the job description.  Armed with an array of skills, Medical Assistants can work in many different realms of medicine, exploring different disciplines and discovering what they are passionate about. Medical Assistants have the opportunity to specialize in a certain type of medicine, teach students who also want to be Medical Assistants or even become the office manager. Many also go back to school to expand on what they learned as an MA and land an even better job.

Launch your Medical Assistant career at the Allen School of Health Sciences.

Perhaps you feel that the traits in this post describe you and you are now thinking of studying to start your career as a medical assistant. For prospective medical assistants there is one clear choice for an accelerated training program: Allen School of Health Sciences. The Allen School of Health Sciences medical assistant program thoroughly prepares you to enter the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant. The program can be completed in less than a year.

 To learn more about our health care programs and externships, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our fall classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.


How to manage stress as a Medical Assistant!

How to manage stress as a Medical Assistant!

Stress at any job is inevitable. In healthcare, you could come across all sorts of stressful situations. For instance, you may encounter a person who has a severe disease, or disability. You may deal with patients coming from diverse cultures or work with new technology; have a demanding workload, or even combat the continuing need for creative problem-solving.

Medical Assistants’ tasks are obviously coupled with uneasy challenges and that is the reason why they are also prone to stress. We all know that stress can cause symptoms to arise both physically and emotionally. To cope with stress at work, here are some excellent tips:

Arrive early

  • Review the patient charts for the day; notice any special problems or needs.
  • Be sure that each exam room is well-equipped and ready for patients.

Personal care

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Exercise and eat balanced meals.
  • Dress appropriately. Clothing or shoes that are too tight cause stress.

Laugh

  • Learn to laugh at life’s little problems.
  • Laugh at yourself.
  • Establish an appropriate level of humor with other members of the staff.

Music/Color/Light

  • Soft background music has been proven to soothe and promote relaxation.
  • Use color and light to create a calm atmosphere

Breaks

  • Build morning and afternoon breaks into the schedule, even if only five or ten minutes.
  • Close the office during the lunch hour, and if possible, leave the facility.

Work smarter, not harder

  • Prioritize tasks
  • Do not procrastinate
  • Be motivated
  • Be a team player but also learn to work independently
  • Plan your work, then work your plan
  • Positive thoughts plus positive action are equal to positive results.
  • Never panic. Take every situation as an opportunity for you to show that you can handle challenges and make things happen in a positive way.

Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our fall classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.


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Medical Assistant: Is it a Good Career Choice for you?

Medical Assistant: Is it a Good Career Choice for you?

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If you are considering a career in healthcare, you might want to ask, is Medical Assistant a good career choice for me? Here are some of the topics you might want to think about.

What qualities make a good Medical Assistant?

This career field is all about working with patients and serving as a link between them, nurses, and doctors. Compassion, patience, and the desire to help others are all good personality traits if you are considering this career. It is also important to have good communications skills, pay close attention to detail, and have up-to-date computer skills.

Is being an MA a good career choice for today’s job market?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm) employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The average for other occupations listed in the handbook is 11%. The handbook attributes this projected growth to a few trends:

  • The growth of the aging baby-boomer population will increase the demand for more medical services.
  • Primary care is a steadily growing sector of the healthcare industry, and primary care is where most medical assistants work.

What do Medical Assistants do?

If you are going to picture yourself in a new career, it helps to know what kinds of tasks you would be expected to do. Medical Assistants typically help with both administrative tasks and clinical tasks within doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities. The duties vary, depending on the job, but some of the tasks might include: taking a patient’s history; measuring vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight; giving injections; preparing specimens for laboratory testing; and schedule appointments.

What are working conditions like for Medical Assistants?

Most people in this field work in medical offices or other healthcare settings. The work environment is typically professional, well-lit, and clean. Most Medical Assistants wear scrubs to work, and have constant patient interaction. The hours can vary and most positions are full-time; hours can sometimes include evening and weekends. Some Medical Assistant work in medical facilities that are open 24 hours a day, such as hospitals.

What kind of training or education is necessary?

Training requirements vary, depending on the employer. Many Medical Assistants have completed programs at a postsecondary institution such as the Allen School of Health Sciences.

At the Allen School, our accelerated training program to become a Medical Assistant can be accomplished in less than one year. Some people go on to study for a certification exam to help improve their credentials. All programs emphasize anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and the clinical procedures that you will need to know for the job.

If you’re ready to pursue a successful career in the healthcare field and are interested in learning more about developing the skills and attributes of a Medical Assistant, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our fall classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.


Improving patient care as a Medical Assistant

Improving patient care as a Medical Assistant

The modern healthcare team is a busy group of men and women who bring their passion and expertise to patient care. Included among those dedicated professionals are Medical Assistants. An MA is among the top five professionals necessary to run today’s patient-centered medical home team. They’re important members of the healthcare team in and out of clinical settings who help to improve overall patient care. Here’s how:

  • Medical Assistants serve as liaisons between patients and the rest of the healthcare team. They often have more direct patient interaction than other members of the healthcare team and can act as vital communicators between patients, their families, physicians and other medical staff.
  • Properly trained Medical Assistants take on many tasks which were once performed by nurses; this will free up a nurses’ time and allow them to give more direct patient care. An MA listens to patient history, takes vital signs, and even performs routine tests and lab work. An MA who works in the front office streamlines patient care and help physician offices run at peak efficiency. They schedule and send appointment reminders, collect insurance data and help with electronic medical records, among other tasks.
  • By translating medical terminology into language patients can understand, an MA helps ensure that patients follow doctors’ orders so they’ll be more likely to face a speedy recovery. They instruct patients on treatment and care and they follow-up with those patients to relay any concerns to the rest of the medical team.
  • An MA is a compassionate presence for patients who may feel stressed or scared. They never forget that the best patient care starts with the patient! They are committed professionals who place the patient first. They help optimize the workflow of the modern healthcare team and provide great patient care that helps others while also helping themselves.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for the profession will be much faster than average through 2028.  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Think you might have what it takes, but are afraid to ask? Take part in one of our career planning sessions and discover the many healthcare paths available to you.

Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our Fall Classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.

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Medical Assisting: A fun and rewarding career

Medical Assisting: A fun and rewarding career

You’re going to spend at least eight hours a day, 40 hours a week working. That’s a big chunk of time to be miserable if you hate your job. If you’re considering a new career, Medical Assisting offers a challenging, exciting, and fun opportunity for adults seeking something more than just a job.

Medical Assistants provide many services to hospitals and doctors’ offices, including administrative and marketing work, as well as medical tasks that include taking patients’ vital signs. The Allen School of Health Sciences can assist you in getting certified and into the job market in less than a year.

Here are a few reasons why Medical Assisting may be the right healthcare career for you:

Location – Medical Assistants are in high demand and you can take a certification exam that is recognized across the country. For individuals who want to travel or maximize their earnings by moving to a part of the country with higher wages, Medical Assisting is an excellent career choice.

Work with a team – Medical Assisting is a highly social job. You’ll work with doctors, nurses, administrative staff, patients, and vendors. If working with others energizes you, being an MA is the career choice for you.

Job security – The healthcare industry is booming with an aging population. Its growing range of services offered by physicians is driving increased demand for medical workers. The healthcare industry is predicted to expand employment opportunities by 2.3 million jobs over the next decade. Experts predict MA jobs will grow 23% in this period. The growth in employment means that finding work and higher wages will be easy for health care workers. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

Upward mobility – Getting your training as an MA can be the first run on a very rewarding career path. An MA can obtain further training to become an Office Manager or Administrator, or even follow a path into nursing.

Personal satisfaction – Very few careers allow people to see the difference that they’ve made in individuals’ lives. Medical Assisting does. An MA gets to help patients dealing with illness and adverse conditions and see the results of their work as patients recover.

Think you might have what it takes, but are afraid to ask? Take part in one of our career planning sessions and discover the many healthcare paths available to you. Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our Fall Classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.

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Challenges of Being a Medical Assistant

Challenges of Being a Medical Assistant

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Surely there is no such thing as the perfect job; CEO’s of major corporations encounter challenges in their businesses every day. What if you are the handling people’s lives? Imagine those challenges. For sure, though you are one of the most proficient workers in the office, you will still face adversities and difficulties in your job.

At present, the role of a Medical Assistant in the healthcare system is rapidly expanding. Besides their common administrative responsibilities, they also work closely with patients, doctors, nurses, and other medical employees. They see to it that everything is in order. Despite the fact that they try their best to perform their duties, challenges are inevitably seen. Here are some of them:

Difficult patients

In a regular shift, Medical Assistants can bump into various people with deviating personalities. Patients and visitors may come from different walks of life. Not every day is perfect and for sure, the day will not end without one challenging patient or two who can be difficult to handle. Even in those situations, the Medical Assistant must maintain their professionalism and show patience and gentleness to all.

Communication

Medical Assistants must be good communicators. Since they commonly commune with the doctor(s), they need to convey the message clearly and precisely. Besides vocal communication, Medical Assistants are mainly in charge of other administrative responsibilities and they need to ensure that all their writing and notes are decipherable.

Patient Closeness

All medical staff must be professional at all times. Avoid personal and emotional affiliation as not to cloud the decision making. Then again, in dealing with lives, it may be difficult not to be affected when someone dies. Yes, people are emotional beings. However, it is the responsibility of the health staff to stay professional and composed.

The challenges mentioned above are common for health care providers and for sure by Medical Assistants as well. Being a Medical Assistant is not an easy task. People trust that their health is in good hands. Since people are going to hospitals and clinics daily to get medical assistance and to improve their lives, it is crucial to avoid errors by staying logical in such a stressful environment.

Think you might have what it takes, but are afraid to ask? Take part in one of our career planning sessions and discover the many healthcare paths available to you. Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our Fall Classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.

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Why Medical Assistants love their jobs

Why Medical Assistants love their jobs

Most people who want to work in the healthcare field likely aspire to become doctors or nurses. However, Medical Assisting is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. The Medical Assistant career path offers many of the same benefits as other healthcare professions, in addition to perks of its own. For those looking to enter the healthcare field, medical assisting might be a great fit. To showcase some of the reasons Medical Assistants love their jobs, a list is featured below:

Bountiful Job Outlook

Medical Assistant employment is projected to increase to 23% by the year 2028. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics attributes the projection to the increased demand for medical support staff in physicians’ offices and clinics to accommodate the number of aging baby boomers. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm 

Medical Assistants are essential cogs that allow offices and clinics to operate smoothly. They facilitate the flow of patients throughout the facility and handle a variety of other clinical and administrative tasks. Doctors in all specializations need Medical Assistants to help run their offices.

Starting Work Sooner

Medical Assistants can begin working in the healthcare field sooner than students who attend nursing programs at a four-year university. Many schools offer programs that can be completed in a matter of months. The Allen School of Health Sciences offers an accelerated medical assistant program that can be completed in less than a year.

Limitless Career Paths

Medical Assistants graduate with the knowledge and experience needed to excel in the healthcare industry. They are trained in both clinical and administrative tasks that are critical to running an office or clinic.

With a vast array of skills at their disposal, Medical Assistants can explore different areas of medicine and discover what they are passionate about. Medical Assistants have the opportunity to specialize in a certain type of medicine, teach students who also want to be an MA, or even decide to go back to school to further their education.

Diverse On-the-Job Experiences

Medical Assistants are capable of performing many different tasks needed to keep any clinic or office running smooth, one of which includes treating patients. Their versatility also ensures they will not be bored on the job because there is always something they can do.

Additionally, the patients who come in to be treated and what they are seeking to be treated for, varies daily. Every day on the job is different than the one before.

Helping People

Medical Assistants help physicians run their offices, but they also provide patients with compassion and understanding while doing so. Like their fellow healthcare professionals, Medical Assistants take satisfaction in knowing they are helping patients and changing their lives for the better.

A quality education is a crucial start to a Medical Assistant’s career.  If you’re ready to pursue a successful career in the healthcare field and are interested in learning more about developing the skills and attributes of a Medical Assistant, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our fall classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family! Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.


Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips

Are you preparing for a job interview for a medical assistant position? Familiarizing yourself with these common interview questions will help you have answers ready and feel more comfortable. When attending the Allen School of health Sciences our career services team will assist you using these questions to give you a practice interview.

Tell me a little about yourself

This is a basic interview question that can be tough to answer due to its open-ended nature. Instead of sharing hobbies or personality traits, keep your answer focused on your professional experience and education.

Example: “I recently completed my medical assistant program at Allen School of Health Sciences, where I learned to work with patients while taking their vital signs, and assisted doctors in physical exams and other procedures. I especially enjoy communicating with patients and helping to make their experience easy and comfortable.”

How much experience do you have as a Medical Assistant?

If you have prior experience as a medical assistant, tell them where you have worked, and how long you worked there. If you are new to the medical assistant field, tell them about your experience with the Allen School and your 275 clinical hours in your internship. Which is part of the Allen School of Health Sciences medical assistant program.

Example: “I recently completed a 275-hour internship at City Medical, where I got valuable hands-on experience in the responsibilities of a medical assistant. Now that I have graduated and completed my internship, I am looking forward to finding a full-time position and continuing my professional growth.”

What are some of your strengths?

When answering this question, it’s important not to brag. Simply discuss the areas that you feel you are strongest in.

Example: “My phlebotomy skills are one of my biggest strengths. I feel confident when drawing blood. I am also good as communicating with patients and making them feel comfortable.”

What are some of your weaknesses?

When answering this question, do not put yourself down or say you are bad at something. Simply mention areas where you are looking to improve.

Example: “I am currently more comfortable with clinical tasks than administrative responsibilities, but I am good at communicating, so I am confident that I can adapt to that role quickly.”

Tell me about your computer skills

When answering this question, be sure to mention your medical billing and coding training, as well as your electronic health records training at the Allen School, as both are very important when employers are looking to hire candidates

Example: “I am trained in Electronic Health Records software, specifically the Example program. I am also trained in medical billing and coding, and have learned how to process claims. I am also experienced with all Microsoft Office programs.”

Are you experienced in front office administrative responsibilities? Are you comfortable on the phone?

It is common for Medical Assistants to do a combination of clinical tasks and administrative work. Be ready to talk about the office tasks you have been trained to do. This is another good opportunity to bring up your EHR and medical billing and coding training.

Example: “We learned many front office duties in my training program at the Allen School of Health Sciences with an emphasis on customer service and professionalism. I have been trained on medical billing and coding and Electronic Health Records, and I am comfortable talking to patients both on the phone and in person.”

Have you been trained in phlebotomy? Are you comfortable drawing blood?

Phlebotomy is an important part of a medical assistant’s job, so employers will want to make sure you are trained and ready to take on that responsibility, even if you have not had any experience in the field yet.

Example: “I am comfortable with drawing blood and all phlebotomy procedures, and did well in my training at the Allen School of Health Sciences. I have had a lot of practice drawing blood from fellow students, family, and friends as a core component of my training, and continued receiving experience throughout my internship.”

Are you experienced in taking patient vital signs and medical histories?

These are important responsibilities for a medical assistant, so be sure to detail the procedures you learned in your training program.

Example: “I have been trained in taking weight, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse. We practiced in the lab at school, and I had the opportunity to take these measurements on patients during my internship.”

Why do you want to work here?

It’s important to research a company before you interview with them. If this question comes up, have a specific answer about what you can bring to the company. Avoid talking about personal motivations such as the good pay or easy commute.

Example: “Example Hospital’s pediatrics department would be a good fit for me because I enjoy working with children. Working with six different doctors would give me a great range of experience.”

Why are you the best candidate for this position?

When answering this question, you do not want to come off conceited. Simply reiterate your training and experience, and that you feel you would make a valuable member of the team.

Example: “I feel that my training, internship experience, and communication skills make me a strong candidate for this position. I am confident in all of the responsibilities in the job descriptions, and my personal skills will allow me to make patients comfortable during their visit.”

Think you might have what it takes, but afraid to ask? Take part in one of our career planning sessions and discover the many healthcare pathways available to you. Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our fall classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit www.allenschool.edu to learn more.

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