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Clinical Medical Assistant with Externship Certificate Program


Learn the skills you need to be an essential part of medical teamclinical-medical-asst-professional-badge

Enroll in the University of Central Missouri's Clinical Medical Assistant with Externship certificate program and launch a new career in the high-demand, rewarding healthcare field. This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing duties related to clinical responsibilities in medical offices. You will learn to prepare patients for examination and treatment, conduct routine laboratory procedures and diagnostic testing as well as the technical aspects of phlebotomy (blood collection) and the cardiac life cycle. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Medical Assistant examination. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $3,995
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Contact hours icon   170 including classroom training, hands-on labs and clinical externship at local healthcare provider  Prerequesites checklist icon   To be eligible for clinical rotation, students must successfully complete 170-hour program, pass a thorough background check and drug screening.


Begin a rewarding career in the high-demand healthcare fieldfemale-healthcare-worker-with-patient

Through classroom instruction, laboratory activities and a valuable externship, students will be ready to be successful in a medical office or other healthcare facility. Students will review important topics such as phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs and cardiology including proper lead placement. Become an essential part of a healthcare team in just four months. The demand for clinical medical assistants is expected to grow by 23 percent or 138,000 jobs by 2024.


What you will learn

  • Medical office procedures
  • Patient prep for exams and treatment
  • Routine laboratory procedures and diagnostic testing
  • Medication use and administration
  • Phlebotomy (blood collection) technical aspects
  • Cardiac life cycle
  • Taking and documenting vital signs
  • Professional workforce behavior and ethics
  • Legal aspects of health care

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