Medical Assistant

Want to make a difference in the lives of others while working as part of a team in a dynamic healthcare environment? Attending a medical assistant school in New York City, such as Swedish Institute, is the first step to reaching this goal. Swedish Institute offers a Clinical Medical Assistant certificate program and a Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant degree program that can provide you with the education and practical skills necessary for entering this in-demand field. Swedish Institute can help you prepare for your new career in as little as 15 months. Just click on the program you’re interested in below to learn more.

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Academic Calendar

Semester Calendar
Massage Therapy, Nursing, Personal Training
Please see catalog for future dates
2018 Semester 1 Winter

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Saturday, April 28

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Semester- Massage Therapy ONLY

Classes Begin Monday, October 30th

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 and

Friday, November 24

Quarter Calendar
Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Surgical Technologist
Please see catalog for future dates
2018 Quarter 1 Winter

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Tuesday, April 3

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Quarter

Classes Begin Thursday, October 5

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24

Message from the Director

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

Program Director

CAMA & MBC Program

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