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Medical Assisting Diploma

A medical assisting school in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area - Bloomington, MN

Diploma in Medical Assisting

National American University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program utilizes a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions, as well as a practicum following completion of required coursework, to prepare you for entry-level positions in ambulatory healthcare settings. Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a healthcare provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a healthcare provider. To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

Students in some programs may be required to…

Key Courses

  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Medical Record Management
  • Laboratory Techniques I
  • Laboratory Techniques II
  • Clinical Science Lab I
  • Clinical Science Lab II
  • Clinical Science Lab III
  • Medical Office Procedures

Certification/Exam Preparation

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma Program are able to sit for the following exams:

  • Registered Medical Assistant (American Medical Technologists)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (National Center for Competency Testing)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (National Healthcare Association)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (American Medical Certification Association)

Graduates of the accredited MA programs are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) exam.

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