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HI 9800

Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe Professional

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The demand for Medical Assistants and Scribes in the United States continues to grow at a rate that outpaces nearly all other allied health occupations. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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34  Weeks
Program Length
Certifications
$30,578
Avg. Starting Salary
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This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. This program is not recognized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC), and therefore residents of the State of Georgia are NOT eligible for enrollment into this program.

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $349 Payment Plans for Every Student

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MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA). Those eligible include Military Spouses, active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members, or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does a Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe Professional Do?

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who work to administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, prepare patients and rooms for examination, obtain laboratory specimens, provide patient education and much more. The primary function of a medical scribe professional is the creation and maintenance of the patient's medical record, which is created under the supervision of the attending physician. The scribe will document the patient's story, the physician's interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies, and other pertinent information. The combination of these roles allows for a top candidate to excel in any healthcare environment.

279,380
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe Professionals will see available jobs grow 15.9% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 9800
Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe

The demand for Medical Assistants and Scribes in the United States continues to grow at a rate that outpaces nearly all other allied health occupations. Traditionally, for every hour that physicians provide direct face time to patients - 2 more hours are spent on Electronic Health Records and other clerical work. A growing strategy to decrease this clerical burden is to use Medical Scribes trained to document patient encounters in real-time.

Since the EHR is at the core of a Medical Scribe’s daily job functions, students will gain knowledge of medical clinic workflow systems by engaging and interacting with a Simulated Software Application. The book and software activities included in this program use a building block approach to learning the medical clinic workflow processes. This approach ensures students are prepared to synthesize and organize medical data into a coherent entry so that it complies with office protocols, federal regulations, and insurance requirements.

The Clinical Medical Assistant and Scribe program is designed to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to achieve certification as a Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Medical Scribe (AMSP). Additionally, students are qualified and eligible for a third certification as a Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). This combination of certifications provides graduates with a significant advantage in a competitive market!

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  1. Comply with relevant laws and ethics, the Omnibus Rule, HIPAA, and HITECH
  2. Demonstrate clinical care skills related to patient preparation, measurement of vital signs, assisting the physician, and performance of specimen collection and testing
  3. Discuss patient scheduling and related tasks for provider scheduling, intake procedures and preparation of records
  4. Understand laboratory testing and pharmacology as applicable to EHR
  5. Explain how medical coding plays a role and impacts the clinic workflow and revenue cycle
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional .
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Competency assessments
  3. National Certification exam fee
  4. eBooks: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant, Kinn's Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook & Medical Clinic Workflow

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

Clinical Requirements

  1. Upon passing the exam, students have obtained “Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional” (AMSP) status. Once on the job, 200 hours removes the apprentice status and makes them fully certified as a Certified Medical Scribe Professional (CMSP).

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an anatomy and physiology app that enables students to explore, visualize, interact, and experience the anatomy of the human body in 3D and augmented reality (AR). Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This immersive experience will trigger thought processes and enhance learning outcomes in their Anatomy and Physiology program. The app has about 50 simulations across different topics.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6015

Medical Scribe Essentials

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

Medical Scribe Essentials is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on the role of a Medical Scribe. The course provides foundational knowledge required of an administrative allied healthcare professional. Emphasis is placed on the medical clinic workflow and electronic health record entries. This course includes topics related to HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, and Release of Information laws and regulations as applicable to technology used with electronic health records capture of data, and methodology. It also addresses utilization and function of the software and fundamentals of the patient's visit to include patient registration, patient intake, clinical notes, and working with the physician and other healthcare providers.

    • Discuss the role, responsibilities, and certification of a Medical Scribe 
    • Comply with relevant laws and ethics, the Omnibus Rule, HIPAA, and HITECH
    • Gain an understanding of the clinic workflow and components of documentation
    • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory testing and pharmacology
    • Explain how medical coding plays a role and impacts the clinic workflow
    • Display a strong attention to detail with use of electronic health records 
HI 6010

Clinical Medical Assisting

224 hours
Length
14 Weeks
Duration

Clinical Medical Assisting is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on patient care in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of clinical medical assisting with emphasis on infection control, vital signs, the clinical laboratory, general and specialty physical examinations, urinalysis, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, pharmacology, medication administration, phlebotomy, hematology, surgical procedure assisting and emergency preparedness. Topics related to diversity, patient interaction, documentation and communication will be addressed. Throughout each lesson, the role of the clinical medical assistant will be presented and explained as applicable to patient education and legal & ethical issues.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Clinical simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key clinical skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

    • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
    • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
    • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
    • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
    • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

    • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
    • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
    • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
    • Schedule Patients
    • Provide Patient Education
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 6015 6 Weeks
HI 6010 14 Weeks
HI 1011 6 Weeks
Total Program Duration 34 Weeks

Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe Professional

Job Opportunities

Clinical Medical Assistant

$24,000 – $46,000
Estimated Salary
Entry-Level

Medical Scribe

$27,300 – $33,150
Estimated Salary

Medical Office Assistant

$21,000 – $42,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. This program is not recognized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC), and therefore residents of the State of Georgia are NOT eligible for enrollment into this program.
  2. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.