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MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM (MA013)

TUITION FEE : $16000

DURATION : 9 MONTHS

The Falcon Institute of Health and Science Medical Assistant Program is a 900-hour intense training opportunity for those who wish to become Medical Assistants.  The program will take 9 months to complete. The Medical Assistant Program will prepare students to become entry-level Medical Assistants by achieving a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide quality care and safety to the patients. The program will prepare students to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained in administrative, laboratory and clinical procedures.

ADMISSION’S REQUIREMENT:

All applicants must pass Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test.

All applicants must complete the registration form.

All applicant must submit proof of a GED or high school equivalency.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

All applicants must pass criminal background screening.

All applicants must complete satisfactory drug screening and completion of required health screening and immunizations.

All applicants must submit copy of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional certification card.

If applicant is not a citizen of the U.S., the applicant must submit a copy of their Resident Alien card.

UNITS OF STUDY:

Semester I

Electronic Health Records & Keyboarding60 Hours
Pharmacology45 Hours
Medical Office Procedures60 Hours
Coding, Insurance Billing and Reimbursement60 Hours
Clinical Skill Lab II 90 Hours

Semester II

Electronic Health Records & Keyboarding60 Hours
Pharmacology45 Hours
Medical Office Procedures60 Hours
Coding, Insurance Billing and Reimbursement60 Hours
Clinical Skill Lab II 90 Hours

Semester III

Medical Assistant Professional Development21 Hours
Clinical Skill Lab III84 Hours
Medical Assistant Externship180 Hours

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the program, the graduate medical assistant will demonstrate the following entry level competencies:

  • Understand the school’s philosophy that caring comes before curing.
  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations for the Medical Assistant, as well as the OSHA guidelines for both administrative and/or clinical settings.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication with patients, families and healthcare team members.
  • Display knowledge of appropriate conflict management skills in order to resolve conflicts.
  • Display knowledge of effectively maintaining patient medical records, complete medical insurance forms, answer correspondence, properly process mail, schedule appointments, use proper telephone techniques, greet and interview patients, and process office accounts.
  • Demonstrate values, attitudes, and personal qualities reflecting a commitment to respect, human dignity, and individual rights.
  • Perform all Medical Assistant functions within a safe, legal and ethical parameters.
  • Students will have educational and knowledge necessary to pass Registered Medical Assistant exam, and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam . Under the pilot program students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam until August 2022.
  • Students will satisfactorily complete their Medical Assistant education.
  • Students will obtain the Medical Assistant education and skills to be effectively prepared for their role as healthcare providers.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills necessary to obtain entry-level Medical Assistant positions in a number of medical settings, including doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals.

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