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Swedish’s Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant program provides students with the education and skills needed to become a valuable asset in any healthcare environment. Students gain an understanding of how to perform inter-office clinical and office tasks such as taking vital signs, reading lab results, phlebotomy/hematology techniques, 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), basic pharmacology, and record-keeping. Successful completion of this degree program prepares students for entry-level jobs as medical office or clinical medical assistants.
Graduates of the Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant program receive an Associate in Occupational Studies degree (AOS) that the New York State Board of Regents authorizes. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant Certification examination (RMA) provided by the American Medical Technologist (AMT).
The Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant program is a 90 quarter-credit program that’s available in 6-quarter (18 month) and 7-quarter (21 month) course sequences. Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant classes are offered on a day and evening schedule. Class times vary each quarter. Students will receive a class schedule prior to beginning of each quarter (as outlined in the Student Handbook).
Through this program, students will obtain a comprehensive education of topics such as bioscience, clinical procedures, diagnostic techniques, and basic office administration. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the practice of clinical and administrative medical assisting in a variety of healthcare settings.
With the education provided in this program, students will be able to: practice within legal, ethical, and professional standards; understand and respect the principles of privacy and patient rights in medical records; work collaboratively and communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, healthcare teams, patients and their families; and apply critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills in decision-making situations in a healthcare environment.
Want to know more about what a day in the life of a Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant student is like? Check out a Sample Schedule!
Hours of clinical externship experience in various medical offices, clinics, and hospitals
Years of experience educating individuals for health and fitness careers
Every graduate receives personalized guidance and career assistance
Classes Begin Monday, May 7
Classes End Saturday, August 18
School is closed for Holidays, Memorial Day- Monday, May 28, Independence Day- Wednesday, July 4th
Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16
Classes End Saturday, April 28
School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King- Monday, January 15
Classes Begin Thursday, September 7
Classes End Friday, December 22
School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 and
Friday, November 24
Classes begin Monday, June 26 *Massage Therapy only (morning classes)
Classes end Saturday, August 19
Classes begin Monday, May 8
Classes end Saturday, August 19
School is closed for Holidays:
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4
Classes Begin Monday, April 16
Classes End Monday, July 2
School is closed for Holiday: Memorial Day- Monday, May 28
Classes End Tuesday, April 3
School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 15
Classes Begin Thursday, October 5
School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
Classes Begin Wednesday, July 12
Classes End Wednesday, September 27
School is closed for Holiday: Labor Day – Monday, September 4
Welcome Fellow Allied Health Professionals:
Thank you for your interest in the Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant (CAMA) and
Medical Billing & Coding program (MBC) at Swedish Institute. We are excited that you have chosen one of these programs for becoming a medical professional in this field.
As a medical assistant, you will be trained to work both in the front and back office of a medical clinic, performing duties such as managing patient registration, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, triage, and working directly with doctors assisting in patient medical history and examination, phlebotomy, measuring vital signs and EKG, sterilizing instruments for minor surgery, and performing common laboratory procedures.
Once the didactic portion of the program is completed successfully, you will undergo 200 hours of clinical externship either in a medical office, clinic, or in a local hospital affiliated with the program. Furthermore, you will be provided with course materials that will help support your journey to preparation for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification examination provided by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
The MBC program at Swedish Institute is designed to provide you, the student, with the appropriate didactic theory and skills required to begin an entry-level career in billing and office administration. You will also be provided with course materials to assist in preparation for your National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination.
Swedish Institute will prepare you to navigate the real world medical environment. We have passionate and experienced instructors who actively work in the field to assist you towards meeting your goals. We welcome you with open arms.
Dr. Sharmalan “ Sam” Sathiyaseelan
CAMA & MBC Program
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