The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled allied health professional who performs a wide range of roles in physicians‘ offices, clinics and other health care settings. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments and procedures; maintaining medical records; handling telephone calls, correspondence, fees and collections, and processing insurance claims. The clinical duties include preparing the patient for x-ray, laboratory and physical examinations, obtaining vital signs, taking medical histories, assisting with examinations and treatments, administering medication, obtaining specimens, performing routine laboratory procedures, and electrocardiograms, and sterilizing instruments and equipment. A medical assistant may also be responsible for personnel and office management. Successful completion of this program entitles graduates to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants National Certification Examination. This program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756 - (727) 210.2350.