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:
•Maintaining medical records
•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.