PAMLICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Medical Assisting


 

A student practices using an IV on a fake hand

The medical assisting field is an exciting, popular and growing field. Due to the demands of the aging population and change in healthcare, medical professionals, such as the Certified Medical Assistant, are extremely vital in today’s physician offices, outpatient and ambulatory clinics, among many other venues. Medical assistants have become vital to today’s physicians. Medical assisting encompasses many aspect of health care dealing with clinical and administrative duties. There is something for everyone’s preferences within the medical assisting community.

Do you enjoy working with all types of people? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you want to make a different in how healthcare is perceived by others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to find out how YOU can get started on the path to becoming a medical assistant.

Accreditation

The Pamlico Community College Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLO’s)

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting program, the graduate should be able to:

  • 1. Demonstrate proficiency in the administrative skills of an entry-level medical assistant. (MED130, MED 131, MED260)
  • 2. Demonstrate proficiency in the clinical skills of an entry-level medical assistant. (MED130, MED 131, MED140, MED150, MED 260)
  • 3. Apply the entry-level skills of a medical assistant and provide pertinent patient instruction. (MED110, MED 114, MED130, MED 131, MED140, MED150, MED260)
  • 4. Demonstrate competency in medication administration by correctly calculating, preparing, and administrating medications. (MED 140, MED 260, MED 272)
  • 5. Demonstrate competency in CLIA-waived testing by correctly preparing patient, specimen and education for patient for a CLIA-waived test. (MED 150, MED 260)

Enrollment, Retention and Graduation

PDF Enrollment, Graduation, and Retention Information

  • 1. The medical assisting program has an average retention rate of 72.88% for the past five years. There are a number of support services available to students through the library and student services to help students successfully complete program goals.
  • 2. The medical assisting program has a job placement rate of 75.76% over the past five years.
  • 3. The medical assisting program has a 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.
  • 4. The medical assisting program has a 100% employer satisfaction rate over the past five years.
  • 5. Based on the most recent data submitted with the 2016 ARF (Annual Reporting Form) to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 100% of Diploma Medical Assistant Graduates who sat for the exam passed on their first attempt.

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