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Medical Assistants

Volunteers, are you looking to kick start a career in healthcare, but you want to do something with a less traditional path to a vocation? Maybe training as a medical assistant could answer both your medical questions and quell your concerns about this field of medicine?

The Medical Board of California provide information to obtain your medical assistance status. One process is to train without certification, and the other is to train with certification. Below we list the essence of training for a medical assistant position as denoted by the Medical Board. Please also visit the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for more information. 
Medical Assistants
Training Without Certification
Medical assistants are unlicensed individuals who perform non-invasive routine technical support services under the supervision of a licensed physician and surgeon, podiatrist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse midwife in a medical office or clinic setting without the need of receiving a certification. The supervisor must be on the premises in order for the medical assistant to perform non-invasive technical support services.

A medical assistant gains experience by training in one of two ways:
Per Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations section 1366.3(a)(1), training under a licensed physician or podiatrist, who shall ascertain the proficiency of the medical assistant; or under a registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, physician assistant, or a qualified medical assistant acting under the direction of a licensed physician or podiatrist who shall be responsible for determining the content of the training and proficiency of the medical assistant except that training to administer medication by inhalation shall be provided by a licensed physician or respiratory care practitioner; or

Per Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations section 1366.3 (a)(2), in a secondary, postsecondary, or adult education program in a public school authorized by the Department of Education, in a community college program provided for in Part 48 of Division 7 of the Education Code, or a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education under Sections 94130 or 94311 of the Education Code. A licensed physician or podiatrist shall serve as an advisor to the medical assistant training program. The instructor in a public school setting shall possess a valid teaching credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The instructor in a private postsecondary institution shall meet the requirements of Sections 94310 and 94311 of the Education Code and any regulations adopted pursuant to those sections.

Training With Certification
Qualified medical assistants, who are sometimes used for the purpose of initial training or teaching, must meet specific qualifications and pass an examination given by a certifying organization in order to obtain certification as a qualified medical assistant.

Per Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations section 1366.3 (c)(1)(2)(3), a “qualified medical assistant” is a medical assistant who:
  1. Is certified by a medical assistant certifying organization approved by the Board (see below for list of Board approved medical assistant certifying organizations);
  2. Holds a credential to teach in a medical assistant training program at a community college; or
  3. Is authorized to teach medical assistants in a private postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Health or approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

1 Comment to Medical Assistants:

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Plots near Super Corridor Indore on Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:59 AM
Really such a nice post. Any volunteer who want to start the career in health sector and a good way should do this and help others.
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