May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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AHMA 298 - Medical Assisting Externship

Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): a grade of “B-” (2.7) or above in AHMA 203 , AHMA 204 , AHMA 206 , AHMA 230 , and instructor’s consent.
This capstone course of the Medical Assistant program provides on-site clinical experience in a physician’s office or clinic setting. It provides opportunities to apply learned skills in various clinical and administrative procedures under the supervision of a medical doctor and office staff. This course requires 180 documented, unpaid clinical hours at assigned clinics in addition to other coursework. This course can be repeated once for a maximum of 10 credits. Students receiving financial aid or veterans benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before repeating this course. (Summer Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Perform all tasks required of an entry-level medical assistant in a clinical setting.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner as required for an entry-level medical assistant.
  • Take direction from supervisors and physicians and respond appropriately.
  • Understand and maintain appropriate confidentiality at all times in the clinical setting.
  • Collaborate effectively with others in complicated, dynamic, and/or ambiguous situations.

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