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MSU Online programs cover a broad range of academic disciplines. The purpose of each is to prepare our students for professional success. Because of its dedication to making your online student experience as rich and convenient as possible, MSU Online has built a learning environment that will give you the skills that pave the way for long-term career growth and personal satisfaction.
The A.S. program in medical assisting comprises general studies
in the humanities, business, and the natural sciences along with
preparation for clinical and administrative health care occupations.
Medical assistant positions often include such tasks as reception,
appointment scheduling, medical coding and transcribing, computer use, taking patient histories, taking and recording vital signs, medication administration, assisting the physician with minor procedures,
venipuncture, and giving injections.
The medical assisting program is accredited by the Commission on
the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.
org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)—Commission on the Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL
33756, 727.210.2350. To ensure that the program teaches current and
relevant skills, it follows the objectives outlined in the Occupational
Analysis of the Certified Medical Assistant.
Any student wishing to take the national Medical Assisting Certification Exam must graduate from an accredited program. MSU’s medical
assisting program was the first in West Virginia to be accredited.
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