5 Students Pass Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam

Five students, including Emery Dunn, Mackenzie Harrington, Alyssa Hoyer, Camryn Leuschner and Dylan Rich, took and passed the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam in pursuit of a growing field within the healthcare system. According to the National Healthcareer Association, having this certification can help students stand out within the job market if not meet requirements for specific positions.

Their site states: “A medical assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices.”

Common duties of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical tasks like:

  • Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
  • Answering phone calls and questions
  • Assisting providers with exams and procedures
  • Administering injections or medications
  • Working in the electronic health record (EHR)
  • Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
  • Taking patient vital signs

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