Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants continue to be one of the most employed and essential healthcare professionals today.

 

Medical Assistants perform a variety of clerical and clinical skills. Clinical skills include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the Health Care Provider during the examination. MOAs also collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. Clerical skills may involve updating and filing patient medical records, electronic health records, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, insurance form preparation, and arranging for hospital admission, and laboratory services. In addition, MAs may also have to purchase and maintain supplies and equipment.

Most Medical Assistants work in physicians' offices, health care centers, or clinics. There are also many job opportunities in hospitals, medical laboratories, and long-term care facilities.

Professional Skills Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, a 160-hour externship in actual medical facilities will prepare you with the on-the-job skills you'll need as an important part of any medical team.

Program Details

  • Program length: 36 weeks - daytime class, 48 weeks - evening class
  • Graduates earn a Diploma

Certifications

Graduates of PSI's Medical Assisting program are qualified to take:

  • RMA - Registered Medical Assistant through (AMT), American Medical Technologists
  • CMA - Certified Medical Assistant through (CAAHEP), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • CPT - Certified Phlebotomy Technician through the National HealthCareer Association

Accreditation

National Level
Professional Skills Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits. It's approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs. When you attend an ABHES-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

State Level
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
PSI has been granted state approval to confer the Associate of Applied Science Degrees and program Diplomas. http://scr.ohio.gov/

Programmatic Accreditation
PSI's Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, VA 22043; telephone 703-917-9503; website: http://www.abhes.org.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for Financial Aid information.

Curriculum Requirements

COM1100Professional Communications
INT1100Introduction to Computers
MED1100Medical Terminology
MED1110Anatomy and Physiology Foundations
MED1120Introduction to Medical Assisting
MED1150Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
MED1210Anatomy and Physiology Body Systems
MED1220Clinical Examination Procedures
MED2220Clinical Laboratory Procedures
MED1230Medical Office Procedures
MED1240Electronic Health Records
MED1300Medical Law and Ethics
MED2330MA Capstone
MED2310Disease and Pharmacology
MED2320MA Externship

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For complete information on our graduation rates, graduate employment rates, tuition and fees, median loan debt and other important program information for our Medical Assisting program, click here.

Retention and Placement for Medical Assisting - Diploma Program

O*Net OnLine - Medical Assistant, Career Exploration and Job Analysis

Student Resources

Academic Catalog
Student Handbook
Disability and Discrimination Grievance Procedure