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Medical Assistant (Full Course) - Hybrid

Course Overview

The Medical Assistant program at Medical Training Institute of New York is designed to prepare students to assist medical providers by performing basic clinical duties and administrative duties in doctor’s office, Clinics and/or medical center. The core curriculum covers a variety of subjects, including medical practice, medical law and ethics, medical communications, medical records, insurance, patient preparation, and basic laboratory procedures and tests. The courses are grouped around knowledge and skills required for administrative and clinical medical assisting; however, courses are not necessary offered in the sequences in which they appear in the catalog. Also, students will typically, but not always, be taught by more than one instructor during their program of study. 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

What Medical Assistants Do

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

Medical assistants typically do the following:

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Help physicians with patient examinations
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Medical assistants take and record patients’ personal information. They must be able to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel who are involved in treating the patient.

Electronic health records (EHRs) are changing some medical assistants’ jobs. More and more physicians are adopting EHRs, moving all their patient information from paper to electronic records. Assistants need to learn the EHR software that their office uses.

In larger practices or hospitals, medical assistants may specialize in either administrative or clinical work.

Administrative medical assistants often fill out insurance forms or code patients’ medical information. They often answer telephones and schedule patient appointments.

Clinical medical assistants have different duties, they may do 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 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

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Healthcare Computer Applications
  • Safety in the Healthcare Environment
  • Medical Terminology – All Body Systems
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Records, Coding, and Reimbursement
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Procedures
  • EKG-Electrocardiography
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Phlebotomy
  • Hematology
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Medical Assistant Externship

WHO WILL BENEFIT

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Those Considering Nursing

IIf your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as a 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

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Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as a 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

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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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Length of Curriculum: 720 Clock hours

The 720 clock hours of the Medical Assistant consist of 340 hours of Didactic, 120 hours of Lab, and 260 Clinical Rotation Hours.

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Medical Assistant - Hybrid Full Course
  • Didactic
  • Lab
  • Internship
  • 340
  • 120
  • 260
Total Hours 720

This course is also part of our Clinical Medical Assistant —consisting of Basic laboratory procedures and tests, EKG and Phlebotomy—available for $3,950.

Are you Interested in mastering Clinical Medical Assistant? LEARN MORE

Instructors:

Alder Davis, MSN, RN

Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

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Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

Unit 1 Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

  • Medical Terminology Basics
  • Anatomy and Physiology Basic
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Integumentary System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System
  • Blood
  • Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • Organs, Structures, Functions, and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System and Mental Health
  • Sensory System
  • Endocrine System
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Use the rules given to build, spell, and pronounce healthcare terms.
  • Describe the structural organization of the human body
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms, etiology, and diagnostic measures of the musculoskeletal
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms, etiology, and diagnostic measures of the integumentary diseases.
  • Describe the normal function and physiology of the digestive system
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms of each urinary disease
  • Compare the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems across the life span
  • Explain the constituents of blood
  • Differentiate between active and passive immunity
  • List the diseases and disorders related to the cardiovascular system
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases
  • Describe the normal function of the central nervous system
  • Identify CLIA-waived tests associated with common ear diseases and disorders
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

Unit 2 Professional Medical Assistant

  • Professionalism in Healthcare
  • Legal Basics
  • Healthcare Laws
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • HIPAA
  • HITECH Act
  • CLIA
  • Needle stick Safety
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Describe the appropriate professional appearance of a medical assistant
  • Identify types and styles of verbal communication
  • Recognize the elements of oral communication using a sender-receiver process
  • Define the following medical legal terms related to consent: implied consent, expressed consent, and informed consent.
  • Compare criminal and civil law as they apply to the practicing medical assistant
  • Describe components of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); apply HIPAA rules in regard to privacy and the release of information
  • Describe the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
  • Describe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Needle stick Safety and Prevention Act.
  • List and describe the principles of healthcare ethics
  • Identify the impact personal ethics and morals have on the delivery of healthcare
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THE MTI ADVANTAGE

  • 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 as well as Instructors 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 Medical Assistant - Hybrid
Hours 720
Registration Fee $100
Tuition $8,250
Books & Technology Fees $950
Clinical Lab Fee $500
Lab Coat & Scrubs $120
Total Program Cost $9,920

Fees

Registration Fee

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

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Clinical/Lab Fee

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

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Books & Technology Fees

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

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Uniform Fee

Uniform Fee provides students with school logo uniforms, including 3 sets of scrubs and one Lab coat.

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Tuition

Medical Assistant Program is $1,984 for each of the program's three (3) quarters and a total of $9,920 for the entire program, with tuition payments are due as follows:

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Quarter Hours Cost Per Quarter
1 184 $1,984
2 184 $1,984
3 184 $1,984
4 184 $1,984
5 184 $1,984

Schedule of Sessions

9:00AM-1:00PM

Morning Classes

The day program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 36 weeks.

6:00PM-10:00PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 36 weeks.

10:00AM-3:00PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be

8 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

16 hours per week for approximately 45 weeks