CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

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Certified Medical Assistant Training Program


A medical assistant works in a physician’s office, clinic, or other health care facility, performing physician support services. A Certified Medical Assistant is one who has completed an accredited course of study and passed the Certified Medical Assistant exam. A CMA may work in an administrative capacity (scheduling appointments, coding and filing insurance forms, using computer applications, maintaining medical records) or in a clinical capacity (taking medical histories, preparing patients for examination, performing basic laboratory tests, instructing patients about medication or special diets), or both.

Saad’s CMA training program is an eight-week course of study, meeting Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. It includes both classroom and clinical components. The class is taught by experienced Saad Healthcare nursing professionals. A new class forms every eight weeks.

Course Content

Saad's course of instruction is designed to enable students to be able to take their places in medical offices immediately upon graduation, functioning at full efficiency and with the knowledge they need to be successful. Specific areas of study include:

  • Human anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Medical terminology
  • Computer applications
  • Recordkeeping
  • Coding and insurance processing
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Medication administration
  • First aid
  • Office practices
  • Patient relations
  • Medical law and ethics

What a CMA Does

Employment opportunities are widely available and are expected to increase over the next decade. From measuring vital signs and performing lab tests to greeting patients and scheduling appointments, medical assistants are crucial members of every health care team. They fill a variety of clinical and administrative roles, and, as electronic health records (EHRs) become standard in offices, assistants need to be adept and precise at record-keeping. A typical day in a medical assistant career is never lacking in excitement. A CMA’s primary responsibility is to ensure that everything is working smoothly. With a highly versatile skill set, the CMA communicates with doctors, nurses, patients, medical billing staff, insurance representatives, and pharmacists.


Certification Testing

Successful completion of the class qualifies a student to take the certification exam administered by our accrediting agency, MedCA. The test is given at Saad's classroom facility on the final day of the eight-week program, and the results are available before the students leave.

Resources

Here are some useful files related to the program: