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Medical assistants serve in a number of aspects of patient care. They are instrumental to getting patients prepared for the provider, including taking vitals, a brief history, and making sure the patients are comfortable. They serve as a communication link between the physicians and the patients.

Duties of medical assistants include:

      •Interviewing patients

      •Maintaining medical records

      •Scheduling appointments



      •Performing diagnostic tests

Medical assistants are trained in three areas of curriculum: interdisciplinary, administrative and clinical. This allows for the use of medical assistants in many different areas of health care. Graduates of Presentation College obtain an Associate of Science degree, which includes a supervised externship at a clinical facility.

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