Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Certified Medical Assistant Academy


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).  


9 months

Priority Deadline

Fall 2019: May 1, 2019


Fall 2019: June 7, 2019


Learn more at the Certified Medical Assistant Information Session

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.


Course Name
Credit Hours Course Number

Introduction to Medical Assisting


MA 100

Medical Law and Ethics


MA 103

Anatomy and Physiology


MA 102

Medical Terminology


MA 101

Psychology for MA


MA 110



MA 106

Clinical Procedures I


MA 104A

Administrative Procedures 3 MA 105

Clinical Procedures II


MA 104B

Application Process

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

Tuition Fee (2019-20): $12,240

Fall 2019 Priority Application Deadline:
May 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Application Deadline:
June 7, 2019  

For further information on specific start and end dates, please visit our
Academic Calendar page. 

Minimum Requirement: 10th grade math and reading level

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

For further information, please review the IEHP Tuition PDF.

Contact Us

Program Contact

Teodoro Rios

Teodoro Rios
Program Director
(215) 503-5466

Admissions Contact

Jasmine Lee, M.A.

Christian Ulysse
Admissions Counselor
(215) 503-0236