Sheri Woodruff, R.N.
This program prepares students to work as medical assistants in a physician’s office. Students gain clinical skills that allow them to provide patient care such as taking vital signs, drawing blood, giving shots, performing simple lab tests and documenting information in each patient’s medical record. Students also study front office skills such as setting up patient records, billing medical insurances, scheduling patient visits and managing the office setting.
Each student will be required to participate as the medical assistant and as a patient in venipuncture, injections, finger sticks and urinalysis. Students will learn and follow safety precautions when working with patient body fluids. All students will be required to pass random drug testing in order to remain in the program. Students must pass four tests at the end of this course with 80% or better; Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Administration Office Management, and Clinical Laboratory . Each student must complete a 160 hour externship working for a physician, and must provide their own transportation to and from the office. The class allows students to earn the “Utah Endorsed Medical Assistant” certificate, and qualifies them to take the National Certification exam.