UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program

UCLA Health

UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program

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Updated May 13, 2024

The UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program equips students with essential clinical and administrative skills, provides hands-on experience through internships, and prepares graduates for certification exams and job placement.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Tasks: Vital signs, medication administration, and sample collection
  • Administrative Duties: Medical office tasks
  • Health Information Systems: Training on health information technologies
  • Certification Exam Preparation: Knowledge for various certification exams

Program Features:

  • Instruction by Industry Professionals: Nurses, physicians, and healthcare pros from UCLA Health
  • Internship Component: 200 clinical internship hours
  • Career Preparation: Readiness for NCMA exam and job search
  • Program Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Program Outcomes:

  • 2023 Cohort Statistics: 92% retention, 82% certification, 82% job placement

Technical Standards for Program Participation:

  • Motor Skills: Lifting, standing, physical mobility
  • Cognitive Abilities: Reading, math, critical thinking, patient care
  • Communication Skills: Effective interaction with patients and team
  • Behavioral Attributes: Professionalism, flexibility, positive work ethic, accountability
  • Disclosure of Disability: Contact UCLA Extension Disabilities Services Office for accommodations.

For more information on the UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program, visit the [official program page](insert URL).

Tuition: How Much Does UCLA Health's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is UCLA Health's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program is a four-quarter program that includes 68 units of coursework and 200 hours of clinical internship hours.

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