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Medical Assistant

Medical assistant

Medical assistants (MA) are highly versatile and knowledgeable health professionals specifically educated and trained to work in clinical settings performing administrative and clinical duties. From checking in on a patient or assisting with a procedure, medical assistants perform a wide variety of tasks that contribute to patient care. 

In our Medical Assistant program, you will:

  • Develop, practice and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professional behavior needed to perform routine administrative and clinical duties of a Medical Assistant.
  • Be prepared and trained to provide exceptional patient care and perform vital administrative and clinical tasks.
  • Gain hands-on experience through lab and a 200-hour, non-compensated externship.
  • Prepare to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity in approaching patients and families.
  • Attain the foundation to become a valuable member of the allied health care profession.

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Health Sciences DivisionP815-825-9354
Michele RobertsMedical Assistant Instructor/Program CoordinatorP815-825-9513Emroberts2799@kish.eduOC2257
Abby GouldManager of Academic Advising & Transfer
Kristin FinkAcademic
Dr. Jessica BerekDean, Office of

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