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Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

Kaplan University

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Description

If you are looking for an online degree that will instill in you the necessary skills and understanding that is needed for performing Laboratory, clinical, and medical office procedures, then the online Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting degree from Kaplan University is the ideal program for you.

This online medical assisting program will guide students as they develop the understanding that is required for assisting medical physicians with their routine medical exams, recording vital signs and medical histories, explaining treatment procedures to patients and their families, and runing routine laboratory tests.

This is online medical assisting program requires that each of its students to complete an unpaid clinical instruction experience, as well as an externship that is to be completed within a ambulatory setting.

The on-site experiences are required to be unpaid, hands-on clinical experiences for a total of at least 200 hours over three academic terms.

This online medical assisting degree program will aid students in developing the skills and knowledge needed for:

  • Assisting physicians in patient preparation and examination
  • Communicating professionally and providing instructions to patients
  • Performing routine laboratory tests, such as blood work, venipuncture, urinalysis, and electrocardiograms
  • Recording patients' vital signs and managing patient records

Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam, given by the American Association of Medical Assistants; or the Registered Medical Assistant exam, offered by the American Medical Technologists.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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