Medical Assisting

Current Medical Assisting Class

CAAHEP requires that all accredited Medical Assisting Programs make public one or more measurable outcomes. UAA MA Program 2016 Cohort program outcomes:

24 Seats in Clinical Core Courses Annually 

100% Graduate Satisfaction

100% Employer Satisfaction

CMA (AAMA) exam pass rate 90.48%

PRogram OVerview

  • 40 credit Certified Medical Assistant Preparation
  • 60 credit Associate of Applied Science Degree.
  • Articulated pathway that transitions graduates from CMA Exam to associate's degree without loss of credit.
  • Annual selection process for clinical core courses with priority deadline of May 15
  • 6-week clinical externship during the summer
  • Graduates are eligible for Certified Medical  Assistant (CMA) exam.
  • In-demand job field with potential future occupational growth

Is medical assisting right for you?

In order to perform medical assisting duties, a student should have good manual dexterity, visual ability to locate patient veins and interpret color changes, and good hearing acuity. Most medical assistants should be able to lift in order to assist patients, and be able to bend, reach, and kneel; many medical assistants are required to stand for long periods of time. Other employment opportunities for which the Medical Assisting program provides training include medical transcriptionist, medical receptionist, medical coder, and health insurance specialist. 

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