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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).

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.