Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
8-week online self-paced clinical medical assistant certification course for Pre-health Students
Gain Clinical Experience in Diverse Healthcare Settings
This course combines various essential patient care skills into one expert curriculum that will prepare you to work alongside providers as you help treat and care for diverse patients across numerous specialties and healthcare settings as a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA).
Confidently seek healthcare/patient care experiences in various scopes of medicine, including:
This fully online course is an 8-week self-paced program ideal for health science students seeking healthcare experience prior to starting/applying to medical, physician assistant (PA), or nursing school.
After successfully completing the course, students will take the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) reports medical assistants to be one of the fastest-growing occupations. A CCMA is usually found working in outpatient clinics and private doctor’s offices. They are an integral part of the medical team and contribute to the flow of patient care through a wide range of duties, including obtaining detailed patient history, obtaining vital signs, administering point of care testing, medications, injections, and vaccinations. They also assist with various clinical procedures, including minor surgical in-office interventions that require sterile protocol. Furthermore, they prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, conduct wound care, change dressings, collect specimens and order proper laboratory studies, etc. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other healthcare professionals.
Skills You'll Gain
PA, nursing, and medical schools value applicants’ GPA and test scores and seek prospective students with passion and commitment to medicine displayed through a diverse set of healthcare experiences.
We sought to help students gain their healthcare experiences by creating a course that provides students with comprehensive clinical education and skills to be applied in various clinical settings to treat a wide range of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions.
A CCMA certification can help boost your PA, medical, or nursing school application as it highlights your clinical competency in diagnostic & treatment procedures, direct patient care skills, and complex medical decision-making capabilities, to name a few!