Advanced Medical Assistant
trains the student to assist the physician in medical procedures
in the physician's office, to maintain medical records, and
to perform clerical duties. The required externship provides
practical experience in a medical environment. In order
to enroll in this program, a prospective student must possess
a high school diploma or equivalent certification, or have passed
the Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) entrance exam and enrolled into a title IV eligible institution prior to July 1, 2012. To successfully
complete this training, the student must have an overall GPA
of 2.0 and complete seventy (71.5) academic credit hours in satisfactory
progress. Upon successful completion of this program,
the graduate is awarded a diploma in Medical Assistant.
She/he is not required but is strongly encouraged to take the certification
test from the National Healthcare Association (NHA). If she/he
passes this test, she/he becomes a (Nationally) Certified in the discipline tested in.
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