Learn to care for patients with a Clinical Assistant diploma.
The objective of the Clinical Assistant diploma program is to prepare you to perform quality clinical and administrative skills in a medical office or clinic.
Once you graduate, you will be able to demonstrate safe practices in the performance of clinical procedures required by physicians, including CPR and first aid. Also, you will be taught to accurately perform medical laboratory tests and procedures, including electrocardiograms. Furthermore, after graduation you will be eligible to sit for certification through the American Medical Technologists (AMT) as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).
What type of person would this program appeal to?
This program would appeal to you if you’re looking to gain entry-level employment in the medical field in a physician office or outpatient clinical setting. Also, strong clinical competency, flexibility in performing both clinical and administrative tasks, and the ability to work effectively with patient clients and other members of the healthcare team are key attributes for clinical assistants.
What specific skills or knowledge are taught in this program?
The purpose of the Clinical Assistant diploma program is to prepare you with the skills necessary to perform clinically in a physician’s office, handle administrative duties, assist in patient care, and perform accurate medical procedures such as injections, venipuncture, electrocardiograms (EKGs), and Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) waived laboratory tests.
What are potential jobs or employment settings for graduates?
Our program will prepare you for a career as a clinical assistant in physician offices or other outpatient clinical settings.
What is the most important or unique thing about this program?
Once you graduate from the Spencerian College Clinical Assistant diploma program, you are eligible to take the RMA exam with the AMT. This certification is a further indication of the your skills and professional abilities.
What are good resources for finding out more on this career field?
Louisville Course List
|110A||College Success Strategies|
|171||Medical Law & Ethics|| |
|172||Anatomy & Physiology I|| |
|165||Electronic Records Management|
|173||Anatomy & Physiology II|
|211||Health & Safety Techniques|
|212||Medical Lab Procedures|| |
|213||Advanced Clinical Skills|
|274||Medical Assisting Techniques|
|277||Introduction to Medical Coding|
|296||Medical Administrative Practicum|
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*Courses subject to change.