Get the Skills to Become a Medical Assisting Professional

If you’re confident you could assist patients and doctors, you may have the qualities needed to become a Medical Assistant

$4,000.00 Scholarship Available!

This scholarship will be credited to all students that apply before

November 19th, 2019

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9-Month Medical Assisting Program in Sacramento, California

If you’d like to be on the front lines of healthcare, responding to the needs of both patients and medical workers, consider taking the Medical Assisting Program at Sacramento Ultrasound Institute. Medical Assistants complete technical, clinical, and administrative tasks. They have a wide range of knowledge and responsibilities and are indispensable for keeping a physician’s office, hospital, or clinic running smoothly.

The Medical Assisting Program prepares you to become a competent, entry-level Medical Assistant. The program is recognized by the AAMA, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.  This approval allows successful graduates to sit for the national certifying CMA exam, provided they meet all eligibility criteria. If you pass your exam you can then pursue work as a Certified Medical Assistant.

  • Next Start Date: December 9th, 2019

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Become Qualified in Medical Assisting

Throughout the Medical Assisting program you’ll develop the ability to recognize and respect cultural diversity; adapt your communication to an individual’s ability to understand; identify and respond effectively to verbal, nonverbal, and written communications; use medical terminology appropriately; and provide instruction to individuals according to their needs. Lastly, you’ll be trained in how to perform administrative functions and, in doing so, meet the highest legal and ethical standards of the profession.

During the Medical Assisting Certificate Program you’ll study:

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Ethics & Law
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Assisting Certification Exam Review
  • Electronic Information Systems in Healthcare
  • Keyboarding and Medical Insurance
  • Billing & Coding
  • Phlebotomy

Get Real-World Experience

During the Medical Assisting program, you will complete a 200-hour externship in an actual medical setting. You will also complete an additional 45-hour externship in phlebotomy. While some schools use a virtual environment, which does not give the same quality of education. Sacramento Ultrasound Institute provides you with first-hand experience working in the field. The externship mentally prepares you to handle a multitude of situations that a Medical Assistant will encounter. The experience is valuable, as it will get you thinking like a Medical Assistant, and acts as a bridge between being a student and becoming a professional.

Certification Makes You Employable

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting program, you will be able to sit for the national Certified Medical Assisting (CMA) exam. Passing the exam allows you to pursue employment as a Certified Medical Assistant.

In addition, you will be able to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPTI) exam. Passing the exam allows you to pursue employment as a Certified Phlebotomist.

Diverse Career Prospects

Medical Assistants work in a variety of settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics. With a Medical Assisting Certificate, you could hold job titles such as:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant

Medical Assisting Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles

As a Medical Assistant, it is essential that you have strong communication skills for dealing with both patients and other healthcare providers, coordinating patient care information with healthcare colleagues, and displaying professionalism when working as a member of a team. Your administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and billing and coding information for insurance purposes. The clinical duties entail taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, drawing blood, administering vaccines, and giving medications as directed by a physician.

As a Medical Assistant, you’ll perform tasks such as:

  • Preparing treatment rooms for patient examinations and keeping the rooms neat and clean
  • Showing patients to examination rooms and preparing them for the physician
  • Explaining treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians’ instructions to patients
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Collecting blood, tissue, and urine samples or other laboratory specimens, logging the specimens, and preparing them for testing
  • Establishing patient screening procedures, obtaining patient histories and vital signs, and recognizing and responding to emergencies
  • Using proper aseptic techniques and infection control
  • Preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas and complying with quality assurance practices
  • Arranging and administering correct medications and immunizations, and keeping proper medication and immunization records
  • Preparing patients for and assisting other healthcare professionals with examinations, procedures, and treatments

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Accreditation

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Why Accreditation Is Important

When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors
  • Recognition by employers nationwide