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Medical Assisting Technology Welcome to the Medical Assisting Technology web page. If you like working with people and are intrigued with the field of medicine, medical assisting may be the career for you. We hope the information provided is helpful in making your career decision. If you would like an informational packet on the Youngstown State University Medical Assisting Technology Program, please call the Department of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions at 330-941-2000. If you have questions, call the program director at 330-941-1760. Program The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled professional who assist in all aspects of outpatient medical settings under the supervision of physicians and other health care specialists. The medical assistant function in the administrative and/or clinical role to assist physicians, serve and educate the patients and their families, and be a vital member of the medical team. As a medical assistant, you must communicate effectively, be familiar with legal and ethical requirements and issues and appropriately respond to patients’ needs and medical emergencies.
Background CheckThe Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check is required before enrolling in MATC 2696 Externship/Practicum.
Employment Opportunities Medical assistants are employed in diverse medical settings, including but not limited to physicians’ medical practices, medical and health clinics, medical insurance companies, medical publishing companies, research centers, diagnostic and coding departments, medical information departments, hospitals’ outpatient services and government agencies. Other opportunities are the arm forces, business forms, industrial medical clinics and education and community services. Both full-time and part-time employment is available locally and nationally. The entry-level salaries range from $9.00 to $18.00 depending on locale, specialty and level of responsibility. Admission Policy New, transfer, and former students are admitted to the Medical Assisting Technology Program each semester. Freshman applicants must have graduated from high school or satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) test. Students must take the English and Math Placement tests prior to enrolling in classes or during the first semester of enrollment in the Medical Assisting Technology Program. Accreditation The Youngstown State University’s Medical Assisting Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 - Phone: (727) 210-2350, on the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The Commission on Institution and Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 30 North La Salle Street, 400 Chicago, IL 60602, Phone: (800) 621-7440. Facilities Cushwa Hall houses the Medical Assisting classrooms and a well-equipped laboratory. The medical office procedures component is taught in a computer classroom/laboratory setting in Meshed Hall. Outside the Classroom Since experience in non-traditional settings provides important learning experiences, the program arranges for the student to complete an administrative practicum as part of the medical office procedures course. In addition, the program director arranges a non-paid externship experience in an outpatient medical setting at the conclusion of the didactic and laboratory courses. Scholarships and Financial Aid Students with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50/4.00 are qualified to apply for the Tri-County Chapter of Medical Assisting Scholarship and the Mary Buckley Scholarship sponsored the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants. Student should see the program director for additional information. The university offers a full range of federal and state financial aide programs (scholarships, grant-in-aid, loans and part-time employment) for those who qualify. Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 330-941-3505 to obtain materials and applications or if you have questions.
Special CostsMedical Assisting Technology students incur cost beyond regular university tuition and fees due to their activities in laboratory classes and out-of-class experiences. Special costs include the cost of laboratory coat and/or uniforms, safety glasses, stethoscope, appropriate wristwatch, identification pin and The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check.
The student is responsible for the cost of the medical and physical examination, TB testing, Hepatitis B vaccination, and the cost to be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Red Cross First Aid. In addition, the student assumes the responsibility for the application fee for the American Association of Medical Assistant’s Certification Examination. Education Advancement Graduates of the Medical Assisting Technology Program can seek professional growth in the allied health field by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Allied Health. This program enables the student to acquire an interdisciplinary knowledge of the health field and meet personal and professional needs. This is considered a two-plus-two plan; a two-year associate degree plus the two years (fulltime status) will provide requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. Courses maybe taken on a part-time plan and some courses are on-line to meet the needs of the students. Additional information about medical assisting: www.aama-ntl.org
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