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Medical Assistant: Welcome

Libguide for the Medical Assistant Program

WELCOME TO CABARRUS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

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Graduation, May 2018

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistant is a person who works in mainly in outpatient or ambulatory facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.  Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks such as insurance verification, appointment scheduling, and telephone calls.  Medical Assistants also have many clinical duties such as assessing patients, taking medical histories, assessing vital signs, administering medications, drawing blood and assisting the physician with care and procedures.  

MISSION

The Mission of the Medical Assistant Program at Cabarrus College is to provide an atmosphere for qualified students to develop, enhance, and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required to function as an entrylevel medical assistant in the ambulatory care setting.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who graduate with the associate's degree in Medical Assistant will be able to:

  • Apply concepts and skills needed for effective, individualized, and professional communication during the patient care experience.
  • Apply knowledge of MAERB Core Curriculum by completing and passing the core competencies and AAMA certification examination.
  • Demonstrate responsible and accountable professional behaviors and competencies required of the medical assistant.
  • Analyze the patient experience to provide optimum patient care.
  • Manage the medical record using the recommended practices and legal elements of proper documentation

Faculty

Rachel Houston, BS, CMA(AAMA)

Program Chair & Instructor

 

Justin Crayton, CMA(AAMA)

Instructor