• Medical Training Institute of New York
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Clinical Medical Assistant

Course Overview

Our Clinical Medical Assistant program will prepare students to handle a wide range of health care services and tasks ranging from Medical Laboratory practices and clinical patient procedures for the private and public sectors as well as hospitals

The Clinical Medical Assistant program at Medical Training Institute of New York is designed to prepare students to assist medical providers by performing basic clinical duties in doctor’s office, Clinics and/or medical center.

The core curriculum covers a variety of subjects, including EKG, Phlebotomy, medical practice, medical law and ethics, patient preparation, and basic laboratory procedures and tests. The courses are grouped around knowledge and skills required for clinical medical assisting.

Students are required to complete a supervised clinical externship at a medical facility that includes competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student. At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as medical assistants.

Program Summary


Clinical Medical assistants complete clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Clinical Medical assistants typically do the following:

  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Help physicians with patient examinations
  • Perform EKG
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Clinical medical assistants Perform basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They may have additional responsibilities, such as instructing and assist patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for x rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, or changing dressings.

Some medical assistants specialize according to the type of medical office where they work. The following are examples of specialized Clinical medical assistants:

Ophthalmic medical assistants and optometric assistants help ophthalmologists and optometrists provide eye care. They show patients how to insert, remove, and care for contact lenses. Ophthalmic medical assistants also may help an ophthalmologist in surgery.

Podiatric medical assistants work closely with podiatrists (foot doctors). They may make castings of feet, expose, and develop x rays, and assist podiatrists in surgery

Admission Requirement: GED/High School Diploma


  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Fundamentals of Ambulatory Care Administration
  • Coding and Medical Billing
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care Administration 
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Principles of Electrocardiography 
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Assisting with Medical Specialties
  • Assisting with Clinical Laboratory Procedures
  • Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory
  • Blood Collection and Analysis of Blood
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Job Seeking and Skills and Strategies


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Those Considering Nursing

If your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as a Clinical Medical Assistant is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. You'll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way


Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as a Clinical Medical Assistant gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and a willingness to learn


Job Stability

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report: Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 104,400 openings for medical assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire


Length of Curriculum: 450 Clock hours

The 450 clock hours of the Clinical Medical Assistant consist of 250 hours of Didactic, 80 hours of Lab, and 120 Clinical Rotation Hours.

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Didactic
  • Lab
  • Internship
  • 250
  • 80
  • 120
Total Hours 450

This course is also part of our Medical Assistant Program —consisting of Clinical Medical Assistant and Administrative Medical Assistant —available for $8,250. Are you Interested in mastering Medical Assistant? LEARN MORE


Dr. Addy Turnier, MD

Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 1 Introduction to Medical Assisting

  • Medical Assistant and Healthcare Team
  • Patient Records and Electronic Health Records
  • Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Patient Records
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Describe the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator
  • Discuss the two types of patient records
  • Differentiate between scope of practice and standards of care for medical assistants
  • Explain who owns the health record
  • Describe the structural organization of the human body
  • Discuss backup systems for the EHR, in addition to the transfer, destruction, and retention of health reco related to the HER
  • Discuss dictation and transcription.
  • Use the rules given to build and spell healthcare Terms
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 2 Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assistin

  • Infectious Disease Process and Types of Infections:
  • OSHA Standards, and Sanitization, Asepsis,
  • Vital Signs
  • Physical Examination
  • Patient Coaching
  • Surgical Supplies and Instruments
  • Assisting with Surgical procedure
  • Principle of Electrocardiograph
  • Infectious Disease Process
  • Vital Signs
  • Physical Examination
  • Patient Coaching
  • Surgical Supplies and Instruments
  • Assisting With Surgical Procedures
  • Electrocardiography EKG
  • Analyze the differences among acute, chronic, latent, and opportunistic infections
  • Apply the chain of infection process to the healthcare practice
  • Explain the major areas included in the OSHA Compliance Guidelines
  • Obtain and record an accurate patient temperature using three different types of thermometers
  • Identify the principles of body mechanics and demonstrate proper body mechanics
  • Use correct electrocardiography (ECG) terminology
  • Describe the medical assistant’s role in a resting 12-lead ECG
  • Identify abnormal rhythms in an ECG tracing


  • Experience Faculty and Staff
  • 100% Medical and Healthcare Programs
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment’s
  • State-of-the-Art Classrooms
  • All instructors are Practitioners in their field
  • Workshops to enter the Workforce
  • Guaranteed Internships/Externships (Hands on Training)
  • Affiliated with top Hospitals and clinics
  • Career Development Skill
  • Job placement Assistant

Total Program Cost:

Program Clinical Medical Assistant
Hours 450
Registration Fee $100
Tuition $3,950
Technology Fees $360
Clinical & Lab Fee $580
Total Program Cost $4,990


Registration Fee

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $100 was due during registration to reserve a seat.

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Clinical Lab Fee

Clinical/Lab Fee is used to cover the cost of Liability insurance policy and student lab operations and to provide students with Liability Insurance at clinical rotation internship sites.

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Technology Fees:

Technology Fee provides students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, and the student portal.

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Students are required to purchase all textbooks on their own. Textbook costs are estimated at $450.

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Uniform Fee

Students are required to purchase MTI logo Lab coat and scrubs on their own. MTI logo scrubs can be purchased from the school bookstore or online at portal.mtiofnewyork.com/stores.

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The Clinical Medical Assistant Program is $1,663 for each of the program's three (3) quarters and a total of $4,990 for the entire program, with tuition payments due as follows:

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Quarter Hours Cost Per Quarter
1 150 $1663
2 150 $1663
3 150 $1663

Schedule of Sessions


Morning Classes

The Morning program will be 4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 23 weeks.

1:00 PM- 5:45 PM

Afternoon Classes

The Afternoon program will be 4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 23 weeks.

6:00PM- 10:15PM

Evening Classes

The Evening program will be 4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 23 weeks.

10:00 AM- 7:15 PM

Weekend Classes

The Weekend program will be 8 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

16 hours per week for approximately 29 weeks

Frequently asked questions about Administrative Medical Assistant

What do Certified Clinical Medical Assistant do?
According to NHA, medical administrative assistants primarily work in the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. Their duties may include coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files, and scheduling appointments.
What’s the difference between a Clinical Medical Assistant and a Medical Administrative Assistant?
Clinical medical assistants primarily deal with clinical procedures and patient care, while medical administrative assistants oversee organizational tasks, such as scheduling, managing records, and checking in patients.
Do Clinical Medical Assistants need certification?
The healthcare environment thrives on professionalism, precision, and dedication to patient welfare. Medical assistant certification may be required for many jobs. Earning a CMAA establishes a medical assistant as a caring, responsible professional who has undergone a study and assessment program to validate their credentials.
In what facilities do Clinical Medical Assistants work?
Medical assistants commonly work in medical practices, such as physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities, according to the BLS
What are the daily duties of Clinical Medical Assistant?
On a typical day, a Medical Assistant reviews their facility’s appointment schedule for the day. They organize patient documents and greet patients as they arrive. Throughout the day, Medical Assistants interact with patients in the examinations before the Physician or General Practitioner comes in. They ask patients about any changes in their medical history and any concerns to address with their Physician. They may also perform standard procedures like taking blood pressure, listening to their lungs and checking their heart rate.  Clinical Medical Assistants also call patients with upcoming appointments to confirm their availability and reschedule appointments as necessary.
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