Medical Assisting



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Medical Assisting

Welcome to the Medical Assisting Department's Home Page. The purpose of this and other linked pages is to furnish information about our programs, courses, and staff.

Medical Assistants are vital to a smooth running medical office or clinic.  Their duties are an interesting combination of patient care responsibilities and general office procedures.  They prepare patients to see physicians, make appointments, and assist with exams and minor surgeries.  Medical Assistants perform lab tests, give injections, take blood pressures and administer electrocardiograms.  As a key office person, they also perform office bookkeeping, schedule surgeries, maintain records, and complete insurance forms

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Medical Assisting Program Application 2019 (available fall 2018)

The Medical Assisting Program application for Fall 2019 will be available online Fall 2018.

The Medical Assisting Program provides specialized training for employment in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other organizations requiring a background in medical office procedures.  It meets the educational essentials set forth by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and American Medical Technologists (AMT).  Students who complete the Medical Assisting Program are qualified to sit for the clinical medical assistant-CCMA (NHA), medical administrative assistant-CMAA (NHA), registered medical assistant-RMA (AMT) exams and California certified medical assistant-CCMA (CCBMA) exam. 

The Medical Assisting program offers a two semester Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting and an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting.

All students must complete the online information session and quiz prior to applying to the program.

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Students applying and entering Allied Health Programs (Animal Health Technology and Medical Assisting) are encouraged to take ALLH 048, Basic Skills for Health Care Careers, prior to starting their program. This course will be offered during the spring semester.

At San Diego Mesa College, this department is overviewed by the Advisory Committee