Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)


8-week online self-paced clinical medical assistant certification course for Pre-health Students

Gain Clinical Experience in Diverse Healthcare Settings

This course combines various essential patient care skills into one expert curriculum that will prepare you to work alongside providers as you help treat and care for diverse patients across numerous specialties and healthcare settings as a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA).

Confidently seek healthcare/patient care experiences in various scopes of medicine, including:

 

Clinical medical assistant obtaining blood pressure vital signs from geriatric patient, CCMA student practicing how to obtain vital signs and blood pressure reading

Course Overview

This fully online course is an 8-week self-paced program ideal for health science students seeking healthcare experience prior to starting/applying to medical, physician assistant (PA), or nursing school.

After successfully completing the course, students will take the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) reports medical assistants to be one of the fastest-growing occupations. A CCMA is usually found working in outpatient clinics and private doctor’s offices. They are an integral part of the medical team and contribute to the flow of patient care through a wide range of duties, including obtaining detailed patient history, obtaining vital signs, administering point of care testing, medications, injections, and vaccinations. They also assist with various clinical procedures, including minor surgical in-office interventions that require sterile protocol. Furthermore, they prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, conduct wound care, change dressings, collect specimens and order proper laboratory studies, etc. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other healthcare professionals.

Skills You'll Gain

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Why Us

PA, nursing, and medical schools value applicants’ GPA and test scores and seek prospective students with passion and commitment to medicine displayed through a diverse set of healthcare experiences.

We sought to help students gain their healthcare experiences by creating a course that provides students with comprehensive clinical education and skills to be applied in various clinical settings to treat a wide range of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions.

A CCMA certification can help boost your PA, medical, or nursing school application as it highlights your clinical competency in diagnostic & treatment procedures, direct patient care skills, and complex medical decision-making capabilities, to name a few!

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What's Included

Convenience and Accessibility Pre-health Students Need

ALL-INCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS TO COURSE MATERIAL

All-inclusive, fully virtual access to complete instructional content, including nationally accredited textbooks and journals, downloadable notes and presentations, HD video lectures, study guides, and practice exams.


NATIONALLY ACCREDITED CCMA CERTIFICATION

ACT covers the cost of the national CCMA certification exam.


12-MONTH ACCESS TO NHA PORTAL

Unlimited access to National Healthcareer Association (NHA) study portal which includes interactive assignments, lectures, virtual labs, study guides, practice exams, etc.


LEARN BY DOING WITH LABORATORY SIMULATIONS

Virtually practice and perform essential clinical skills like taking vital signs, administering vaccinations/ injections, venipuncture, setting up and assisting with in-office/ surgical procedures, CPR, collecting and handling laboratory specimens, and much more!


ONLINE SEMINARS and DISCUSSION BOARDS

Guided reflection questions and discussion activities. Students can interact with classmates in a safe and stimulating environment.

STUDY GUIDES and COMPETENCY ASSESSMENTS

Well-organized PDF study guides and notes. Practice quizzes with application to real-world clinical cases are available after each module.


INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM VIDEOS

Professional HD concept videos including immersive tutorials that demonstrate and explain complex topics, essential skills, and procedures.

VIRTUAL ECG SIMULATOR

Interactive ECG lab with practice guidelines and resources to teach the most common ECG rhythms. Other concept labs include examples of real body sounds and anatomical body models.

ACCESS TO OUR PRE-HEALTH COMMUNITY

Use this community to connect with pre-PA/nursing/medical students all over the country; Network with other passionate students in medicine, provide mentorship & advice, ask questions, share ideas, study, etc.


BLS and CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING

Learn how to perform CPR and other basic life support skills via the American Heart Association (AHA).


COURSE INSTRUCTOR IS AN EXPERIENCED NURSE (MSN) EDUCATOR

Instructors provide constant feedback & support following each module.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

After the certification exam, ACT offers assistance with your job search, resume writing and review, and interview prep!


GRADUATE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

Instructors are established nurses (BSN), nurse practitioners (FNP), and physicians (MD) with expert insight on graduate applications. We also have current PA and medical students available to provide advice and mentorship during your application process!


PHYSICIAN/PA EVALUATION LETTER WITH MENTORSHIP OPTION

With our Physician/PA-C mentorship add-on option, students have the opportunity to gain a letter of evaluation (LOE) from our physician/PA advisors. Students must complete our mentorship program to be eligible for an LOE.

14 DAY 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

If you’re not satisfied with our course, we’re not satisfied. That’s why we’ll happily refund 100% of the course fee within the first 14 days of enrollment.


Certified clinical medical assistant course catalog and course schedule
CCMA Course Catalog

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