Medical Assisting Program
This thirty-six week program is available to both native speakers and those with advanced English as Second Language proficiency. The Medical Assisting Program prepares students with the skills needed to work as part of a healthcare team in doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and health maintenance organizations. Graduates of the program will be qualified for entry-level positions as medical assistants, clinical assistants, ward clerks, administrative assistants and medical office receptionists. Skills and knowledge developed include: the history of medicine; medical ethics; legalities; patients’ rights; knowledge of instruments; muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems; medication administration; nutrition; general office skills; and various office procedures including insurance billing.
The entire program consists of eight modules requiring a maximum total of 760 instructional hours, plus an externship with a qualified medical workplace and a final exam. In order to better prepare students for gainful employment in the dynamic and changing Health Care employment sector, MLVS groups students into programmatic tracts depending on students’ capabilities, interests and acuity. These tracts are Medical Assisting Administrative, Medical Assisting Clinical and Medical Assisting Billing and Coding.
Students take classes in the following areas:
* Introduction to Medical Assisting
* Medical Terminology
* Medical Lab
* Computer Information Systems - Medisoft (medical office management software)
* Business English
160 hour externship (job experience, non-instructional hours)
For more information, please contact Elsy Tadeo at 415-622-5244 or Rosamunda Ayala at 415-622-5345.