Medical Assistant: Clinical
Department of Business
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 3149
The Medical Assistant Certificate program offers complete training for students to receive a certificate with specialization in clinical medical assisting. Clinical medical assistants assist doctors and patients in physicians' back offices, clinics, and outpatient departments of hospitals. They also are employed as medical assistants in laboratories or other health service areas.
Graduates of this program are able to
- prepare and administer medications;
- perform within legal and ethical boundaries;
- display a professional manner and image; and
- perform basic clinical medical assisting functions including taking medical histories, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, collecting specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, and drawing blood.
|BIOL115||Basic Human Anatomy||3|
|MEDA200||Clinical Procedures I A||3|
|MEDA201||Clinical Procedures IIA||3|
|MEDA205||Medical Law and Ethics||3|
|MEDA220||Medical Assisting Externship A||3|
A Course requires prerequisite.
Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.
Academic Year 2010/2011
Assist doctors and patients in physicians' offices, clinics, and outpatient departments of hospitals
More cost information can be found here:
|Completing in 2010/2011:||13 students|
|Completing in 2010/2011 with debt:||1 students|
|Median debt of 2010/2011 completers:||0|
|Normal time to complete program:||12 months|
|Completed in normal time:||7 students|
|Job placement rate:||66%; 33% in field|