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Medical Assisting

Program Details

Accreditation

The Presentation College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Certification

Graduating students of a program accredited by CAAHEP are eligible to take the national Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination conducted by the certifying board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.  Upon passing the exam, the CMA credential is awarded.  The graduate is also eligible to take the national certifying test from the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the National Certification Exam CMA (AAMA), credentialing examination compared to the number of graduates who take the examination. Consistent with the CAAHEP / MAERB Standards, programs must document a five-year credentialing examination pass rate average of not less than 70% at first attempt. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average for the reporting period of January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012 was 82%. Eighteen of the 22 graduates of this program taking the AAMA certification examination passed on the first attempt.

Curriculum

The Medical assistant curriculum consists of four semesters of competency-based instruction and a nine-week supervised externship.  The supervised externship is established at an approved facility by the College, cooperatively selected by the student and the Medical Assistant faculty.  Students do not receive remuneration for their time at the facility.