Medical Assistant Program
The purpose of this program is to offer an educational program for those students who wish to pursue a career in medical assisting. This profession is the only allied health professional specifically trained to work in ambulatory health settings. They are multiskilled personnel who are capable of performing administrative and clinical procedures. The medical assistant performs delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physician's scope of practice consistent with medical assisting education, training and experience.
Medical Assistant Program Outcomes
- Certification exam results for the first time exam takers will be at the national mean of 70%.
- Within one year of graduation, 70% of MA graduates seeking employment will be gainfully employed.
- 70% of employers responding to the employer survey will report satisfactory graduate performance.
- Six months after graduation, 70% of graduates will evaluate the MA program at Owens has adequately prepared them for an entry-level medical assisting job.
- 70% of students enrolled in the MA program will complete the program within the time specified at the time of their enrollment.
Medical Assistant Student Learning Outcomes
- Recognize the role of patient advocacy in the practice of medical assisting.
- Demonstrate empathy in communicating with a culturally diverse population.
- Incorporate communication skills when collaborating with patients, family members, and other healthcare professionals.
- Comply with federal and state regulation as they apply to the field of medical assisting.
- Execute clinical and administrative skills as they relate to the profession of medical assisting.