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MEDICAL ASSISTING

Medical Assistants are multi skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in a variety of ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. The STI program teaches the skills and theory of both the administrative and clinical components of the medical assisting position. This allows the STI Medical Assistant to function as both an administrative and/or clinical assistant in a variety of health care settings. As an administrative assistant, the Medical Assistant will be able to maintain patient medical records, complete medical insurance forms, schedule appointments, greet and interview patients, transcribe and maintain medical records, process and record all office accounts, order supplies, and keep accurate inventory records. The student will also learn word processing and computerized office management skills. As a clinical assistant, the Medical Assistant will record height, weight, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, assist the patient in positioning and draping for physical examination, perform sterilization techniques for assisting with minor office surgery, and understand the basic theory and manual techniques of electrocardiogram. Further, the program introduces the student to basic laboratory procedures, i.e., macroscopic and microscopic urinalysis, Phlelobotomy, hemoglobin testing, preparing blood smears, pregnancy testing, throat cultures, and other routine tests performed in the physician’s office. In the course of the program, the student will have a supervised externship experience in a physicians’ office or selected departments in ambulatory care settings.

The Medical Assisting program at STI is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33759 Phone: 727-210-2350, website: www.caahep.org, therefore, it qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.  The program accepts 26 students; upon successful completion of all coursework and a satisfactory externship the student receives a diploma.

Program Schedule:
September - June
Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. (externship times vary)

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