Diversity in the Medical Assistant Career is Important for Several Reasons:

Patient Care: Medical Assistants interact with a diverse range of patients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and communities. Having a diverse workforce of Medical Assistants can help ensure that patients receive culturally sensitive and appropriate care. Medical Assistants who can communicate effectively with patients from different backgrounds can help build trust and improve patient outcomes. Language […] Read More

Participation is Key in a Medical Assistant Program for Several Reasons:

1. Active Learning: Participation allows students to actively engage with the material being taught. By participating in discussions, asking questions, and sharing their thoughts and experiences, students can better understand and retain the information being taught. The Allen School of Health Sciences has small class sizes which allow students to be heard and encourage participation. […] Read More

Digital Skills to Develop in Medical Assisting

Medical Assistant computer skills Digital Skills to Develop in Medical Assisting Medical assistants play a crucial role in healthcare, connecting patients, doctors, and administrative processes. This role is continually evolving, influenced not just by medical advancements but also by technological innovations.  We’re taking a closer look at what modern medical assisting looks like, highlighting the blend of digital/technical and […] Read More

What Jobs Can a Medical Assistant Apply For?

Allen School - Medical Assistant Training A career as a Medical Assistant (MA) offers more than meets the eye – although you might be familiar with the primary roles of an MA, the skills and training acquired in this profession can translate into a diverse range of job opportunities.  We’re taking a closer look at the many different roles that a […] Read More

Why is it Important to Have Good People Skills as a Medical Assistant:

Having good people skills is important for a Medical Assistant to have for several reasons: Patient Comfort And Trust: Medical Assistants are often the first point of contact for patients. Good people skills help create a welcoming and comfortable environment, which can alleviate patient anxiety and build trust. Patients are more likely to open up […] Read More

New Year New Career as a Medical Assistant

Becoming a Medical Assistant can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice. Here are some steps you can take to start your journey as a Medical Assistant: Research the role: Learn more about what Medical Assistants do; their responsibilities, and the skills and qualifications required. This will help you determine if it’s the right career […] Read More

Top Ten Medical Assistant Duties in a Doctor’s Office

Taking patient histories and vital signs: Medical Assistants often start patient visits by taking their medical history and recording their vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse rate. Assisting with patient examinations: Medical Assistants may help doctors during examinations by preparing the necessary equipment, assisting with procedures, and providing support to patients. Administering […] Read More

Fun Gifts for Medical Assistants During the Holiday Season

Are You Ready for the Holiday season? Are you a Medical Assistant or do you know someone who is? Maybe you have had a great experience with a MA in a doctor’s office, or clinic. Let the Allen School of Health Sciences help you find a gift for your favorite MA! Below are some cool […] Read More