Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Certified Medical Assistant Academy


Overview

Medical Assistants provide administrative and clinical support in a variety of health care settings for patients. This program is a combination of formal education and clinical experience to prepare students to have a competitive edge as an entry-level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).  

PROGRAM LENGTH

9 months

Priority Deadline

Fall 2019: May 1, 2019

Regular DEADLINE

Fall 2019: June 7, 2019

 


Clinical Medical Assistant

The Certified Medical Assistant program offers a premium education with experiential learning to train students as highly-skilled medical assistants in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health organizations. This curriculum  is designed for full-time students  which include a built-in externship within a Jefferson University Physician Ambulatory practice for 12 weeks.

 

The Certified Medical Assistant Academy program will cover the following:

  • Administrative Procedures
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Psychology

Upon completion of courses, graduates will take the Certified Clinical  Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association. Credits earned through this program are applicable to Jefferson's Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Management (BS-HPM) program.


Curriculum

Semester I
Credit Hours Course Number

Introduction to Medical Assisting

3

MA 100

Medical Law and Ethics

2

MA 103

Anatomy and Physiology

4

MA 102

Medical Terminology

3

MA 101
Semester  II Credit Hours Course Number

Psychology for MA

4

MA 110

Communication

4

MA 106

Clinical Procedures I

4

MA 104A

Administrative Procedures 3 MA 105

Clinical Procedures II

4

MA 104B

Application Process

Application Fee: $50.00. The fee is non-refundable.

Tuition Fee (2018-19): $12,240

Fall 2019 Priority Application Deadline:        May 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Application Deadline:                        June 7, 2019

Minimum Requirement:
10th grade math and reading level

TABE testing is required and if needed, a basic skills review program is offered.

Contact Us

Teodoro Rios

Teodoro Rios
Program Director
Phone: (215) 503-5466
Email: Teodoro.Rios@jefferson.edu
 

Jasmine Lee, M.A.

Jasmine Lee, M.A.
Admissions Counselor
Phone: (215) 503-4402
Email: Jasmine.Lee@jefferson.edu