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

Application Deadline

October 15, 2019

Start date

January 6, 2020

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 4 MA 100
Medical Law and Ethics 3 MA 103
Anatomy and Physiology 4 MA 102
Medical Terminology 4 MA 101
Psychology for MA 4 MA 110
Communication 4 MA 106
Clinical Procedures I 5.5 MA 104A
Administrative Procedures 4 MA 105
Clinical Procedures II 5.5 MA 104B

Application Process

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

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

Application Deadline:
October 15, 2019

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

Minimum Requirement: 10th grade math and reading level

An entrance exam is required and if needed, an adult education program is offered.

Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please review our Tuition Information (PDF) in the 'Institute of Emerging Health Professions' section. 

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