Graduates should be able to perform the duties of a Medical Assistant and may look forward to employment in doctors’ offices, hospitals, emergency care offices, clinics, and other offices in a medical environment. The overall objective of the Medical Assistant training program is to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the medical field as a front and/or back office assistant.
Upon successful completion of the medical assistant training program, the graduate will be able to perform EKGs, prepare strips for evaluation, perform venipunctures, collect specimens, collect patient data, perform vital signs, CPR, and First Aid, perform simple lab tests (Urinalysis, Hematocrit), prepare patients for physical examinations, and assist physicians in minor surgeries. Anatomy & Physiology, along with Medical Terminology, will be emphasized.
VCMC arranges externships, for students, so that they can gain practical experience in the medical field.