Application Procedure


Due to the limited number of seats, registration in certain Medical Assisting courses requires a selection process.  Any student that wishes to graduate from the CMA Exam Preparation or the Associate's degree are required to meet the departmental application requirements as listed below.

Departmental Application Requirements

1. Apply for admission to the University. Students must be considered an undergraduate degree seeking at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students are encouraged to declare the Pre-Major Medical Assisting major.  Students who are not pre-medical assisting majors will not be at a disadvantage in the application process.

2. Take UAA-approved Writing and Math placement exam(s) or complete appropriate prerequsite courses.  Students must test into ENGL A111/WRTG A111 Writing Across Contexts (or complete appropriate prerequites) in order to successfully transition into and through the Medical Assisting (MA) courses.

3. Meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan and learn more about the medical assisting program.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Medical Assisting Program faculty, Andria Cross, to learn more about the career, program, application process and develop an academic plan.  

4. Complete required courses.  Students are generally encouraged to complete MA A101 Medical Terminology, CIS A105 Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software,  and BIOL A100 Human Biology prior to being eligble for enrollment in MA A250 Clinical Pocedures or MA A120 Office Procedure courses.  

5.  Complete Medical Assisting Program Application. The Medical Assisting department requires completion of a department application in order to recieve department approval for MA A120 Medical Office Procedures and MA A250 Clinical Procedures I (Fall only courses).  These courses are required to make successful certificate or degree progress.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the sample application prior to starting the web application.  The application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and must be done in one sitting.  There is no way to save the application and come back later to complete.  

Priority deadline for the Fall semester is May 15th  with a secondary application deadline of July 1st.

Upon Acceptance

Students selected to enter the Clinical Core courses will be required to complete a five credit externship course in the summer.  Students are required to meet preclinical and clinical requirements 

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