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Medical Assistant (MA) Program Information

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Medical assisting is a multi-skilled allied health profession in which practitioners work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants function as members of the healthcare delivery team and perform administrative duties and clinical procedures. The practicum is an unpaid work experience. Graduates are encouraged to take the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) national certifying exam. Passing this exam entitles the candidate to the credential CMA (Certified Medical Assistant), AAMA.

Program Status: Open Enrollment

 

This program is offered on the following campus: Cadillac (CA), Clinton Township (CT), Flint (FL), Owosso (OW)
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Medical Assistant (MA) Program (CERT)

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Program Mission & Outcomes

Mission

The mission of Baker College’s Medical Assistant Program is to prepare students with the core knowledge and skills needed to provide professional care while performing administrative and clinical tasks in a healthcare setting.

 

Program Goals and Expected Learning Outcomes

GOAL:  The goal of this Medical Assistant Program is to provide the healthcare community a multiskilled healthcare professional specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties.  The practice of medical assisting has a profound influence on the health and wellbeing of the community and requires mastery level knowledge and skills obtained by both a formal education and a practical experience.  In addition, the Medical Assistant program at Baker College prepares its graduates to participate and pass a National Certification exam.  These goals will be accomplished by meeting the essentials as well as the standards and guidelines adopted by and set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

 

Objectives:

  • The student will demonstrate competency in the administrative skills of an entry-level medical assistant by satisfying the learning outcomes (Standards) and passing the required courses.
  • The student will demonstrate competency in the clinical skills of an entry-level medical assistant by satisfying the learning outcomes (Standards) and passing the required courses.
  • The graduate will meet the learning expectations of an entry-level medical assistant in the following three domains: Cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor, (skills), and Affective (behavior).  Measurement of student success will be their ability to pass the national credentialing examination.
  • The graduate will demonstrate commitment to professional development by pursuing continuing education and /or membership in a professional organization related to medical assisting.

 

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Suggested Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

Background Check based on Clinical Site.

 

Additional Program Information

Please see your Program Director for additional program information.

 

Library Resources

Visit the Baker College Research Guide page for library research resources for this program.

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Clinical / Work Experience Information

For information about when to apply, how to apply, and application requirements, please visit our Work Experience Information web page.

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Career Readiness

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