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 a bachelor’s degree.


Curriculum

Semester I
Credit Hours Course Number

Introduction to Medical Assisting

3

MA 100

Medical Law and Ethics

3

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