At The Allen School, we strive to deliver courses that will prepare you to succeed as a professional in the medical industry. We have carefully designed several objectives to guide the vital instruction and hands-on learning you will experience in our Medical Assistant Program. Through our in-depth medical assisting training, you will culminate the program equipped with clinical and professional skills necessary to excel as a medical assistant and prepare to sit for your medical assistant certification if you choose.
A Medical Assistant is a health professional who supports physicians and other health professionals in a physician’s office or medical facility. You must earn a CMA certification to become a Medical Assistant. We offer a program that will help you achieve this goal.
Our Medical Assistant Program is a 34-week curriculum plan consisting of 21 courses broken up into eight modules. This way you can get the maximum training in the most efficient time.
Once you have completed the first five modules, you will have the opportunity to participate in our internship courses. Much like any profession, you learn most when you get a chance to put new knowledge to practice. Whether you reside in Phoenix or New York City, you will complete your internship courses at a medical facility alongside experienced staff.
When students leave our Medical Assistant program, they are equipped with the clinical and professional skills required to serve as a proficient Medical Assistant in any physician’s office or healthcare facility.
Review the following list of objectives that list the essential medical assisting training skills you will acquire to succeed in a physician’s office or healthcare facility.
- Understand the role of a medical assistant and get an understanding of the skills required to be successful in a medical work environment.
- Obtain a clear understanding of the overall healthcare system and health insurance programs, including key professionals and their responsibilities.
- Develop the necessary basic skills needed to become an employable candidate in the workforce: interpersonal communication techniques, written communication and documentation, organization methods, problem-solving, etc.
- Develop office skills, including proficiency in computers, filing, telephone techniques, appointment setting, reception of patients, maintaining schedules, etc.
- Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of the health-care worker related to the medical office, working with patients, and HIPAA.
- Correctly utilize knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and terminology in your everyday duties.
- Integrate medical asepsis (the state of being free from disease-causing micro-organisms) and infection control, utilizing OSHA standards in your everyday duties.
- Be proficient in taking vital signs and assisting the physician in the examination and treatment of patients.
- Be prepared to administer first aid with medical emergencies that may arise inside and outside of the workplace.
- Perform hematology, serology, urinalysis, blood chemistry, and other standard tests.
- Prepare and perform an EKG, including basic rhythm interpretation, and recognize reportable rhythm abnormalities while observing all necessary safety precautions.
- Obtain a usable sample of blood for diagnostic testing utilizing venipuncture and skin/finger puncture, while applying the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards.
- Maintain competence in the following areas: electrocardiography, phlebotomy, routine laboratory tests.
We believe that consistent immersion into our program is vital to your success as a full-time student. You will be expected to attend at least 25 class hours per week as well as spend at least six to seven hours a week completing outside preparation work. If this schedule is kept, the Medical Assistant program can be completed in nine months.
At The Allen School, we do our best to offer class times that work for all students’ schedules. At our Phoenix campus, we offer two schedule slots to choose from, including a day slot and an afternoon slot. In New York, we offer day and evening schedules. Our day schedule is offered Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and our evening schedule is offered Monday thru Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Each class is 60 minutes long, including 50 minutes of instruction.