Medical assistants are trained professionals who work in clinical settings that include outpatient care, ambulatory care, medical offices, and clinics. A medical assistant handles administrative and clinical tasks and responsibilities in a patient care setting.
Examples of administrative responsibilities may include greeting patients, answering telephones, scheduling patient appointments, updating patient medical records, submitting insurance claims, and arranging laboratory services.
Examples of clinical responsibilities may include preparing patients for medical examinations, recording medical histories, assisting physicians during examinations, explaining treatment procedures to patients, removing sutures and changing dressings, and performing basic laboratory tests including blood draws.
The University of Providence Medical Assistant Certificate program provides patient-centered care that is delivered using safe, accountable, and ethical behaviors to promote the profession through lifelong learning. The goal of the MA Certificate program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
This program is offered in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Now accepting applications for the Fall (August) Medical Assistant Certificate Program. Please review the Program Requirements section for application details and find the Information Packet here.