Blinn’s Clinical Medical Assistant Program includes a curriculum designed and implemented based on nationally recognized training, assessment, and certification standards set forth by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Clinical medical assistants (CMAs) are medical support professionals who perform clinical and administrative duties under the direction of a physician. CMAs perform a variety of job duties, including maintaining patient medical records, scheduling appointments, administering medications, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, and recording vital signs.
Blinn’s 200-hour Clinical Medical Assistant Program is offered in Bryan and consists of three courses. The first two courses in the program take place in the classroom, introducing students to medical office operations, equipment, procedures, and how those apply in an ambulatory care setting. Students then apply specialized theory, skills, and concepts in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of a healthcare provider.
To enroll in the Clinical Medical Assistant Program, students must first participate in a mandatory online healthcare information session.