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Medical Assisting
1-year Diploma
Associate of Applied Science degree upon completion of additional courses.

Explore Medical Assisting if you are organized, interested in helping patients, have excellent communication skills and have a team-oriented attitude. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and wellbeing, 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.

KIBBIE GRANT
Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Medical Assisting

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Kirkwood's one-year Medical Assisting program includes classroom, laboratory and computer experience, as well as a practicum in an ambulatory care clinic. This program may be taken on a part-time basis. After earning a Medical Assisting diploma, graduates are eligible to take the nationally-recognized Certified Medical Assistant exam. Most employers require certification within one year of graduation.



ACCREDITATION
The Kirkwood Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

After earning a Medical Assisting diploma, graduates are eligible to take the nationally-recognized Certified Medical Assistant exam. Most employers require certification within one year of graduation. 

 


 

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