Get the Skills to Become a Certified Medical Assistant
9-Month* 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program
Please note: We are running a modified Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program during COVID-19. The program is currently taught in a hybrid format with daily online lectures, asynchronous assignments and weekly in-person hands on labs. You must be fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot to enroll into this program.
Medical Assistants are a vital component of any health care team. They are crucial in helping patients feel at ease and helping them understand physicians’ instructions, while at the same time relieving physicians from many administrative and clinical duties.
With BAMA’s 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program, you’ll get exceptional Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and EKG Technician training. By the end of this 900-hour program you’ll be well-prepared to enter the workforce, graduating from a reputable school with three certifications. Become a highly sought-after and competitive job candidate!
Becoming a Confident Medical Assistant
The 9-month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program at Bay Area Medical Academy teaches you the clinical and administrative duties needed for successful entry into the medical field.
The BAMA Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy program consists of three components:
- Administrative skills training
- Clinical skills training
- 200-hour clinical externship (all externships are held during the day time, Monday through Friday, for morning, day, and evening track Medical Assisting with Phlebotomyclasses)
Our program is divided into 8 learning units called modules. The first 7 modules are classroom modules and each module stands alone as a unit of study and is not dependent upon the completion of any previous or subsequent module.
After you move through the first 7 learning units, you’ll complete a 200 hour clinical externship at a hospital or in a laboratory setting. This residency is a resume booster that provides you with first-hand experience, so you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities.
Topics covered during the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program include:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Medical terminology
- Laboratory techniques
- Clinical and diagnostic procedures
- Medication administration
- Medical law and ethics
- Computer software applications
- Bookkeeping and accounting
- Medical billing and insurance processing
- and more!
Practical instruction provides hands–on training in vital-signs testing, venipuncture and patient preparation for exams and procedures which are all verified through a skills check-off system.
Prepare for 3 Certifications: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician!
Most employers now require Medical Assistants to have the CPT-1 certification, also referred to as a “license to draw blood.” So Bay Area Medical Academy offers a comprehensive 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program that prepares students to become a CPT-1 Phlebotomist. Our friendly staff will support you through the entire application process. Our program prepares you to become a more marketable Medical Assistant on the job market with 3 certifications:
- National Certified Medical Assistant
- Certified EKG Technician, CET
- California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) / National Certified Phlebotomy Tech
The BAMA San Francisco campus is an approved NCPT/NCMA/NHA testing site. Exams are scheduled 2 weeks after completing the program. National exams are only held on weekends at the BAMA San Francisco Campus.
The best way to see if Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs, class schedules, and financial aid options. Get more info now >>.
Where Do Our Graduates Work?
A great testament to our success and quality of teaching is the large number of students who get hired at leading Bay Area medical facilities. Bay Area Medical Academy Medical Assistant graduates have gone on to work at:
- Sutter Health / Sutter Bay Foundation
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Stanford Health Care
- Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
- Chinese Hospital, San Francisco
- Concentra Urgent Care
- Kaiser Permanente
- US Healthworks
- San Jose Medical Group
- HealthRIGHT 360
- AIDS Health Foundation (SF and Oakland)
Funding Your Education
At Bay Area Medical Academy we understand that choosing to finance your education is a big decision – but you don’t have to take it on alone. Our Financial Aid Advisers are here to help you understand the best financing options available to you.
Financial Aid can be made up of federal grants and loans and is designed to help students with their educational related payments and cost-of-living. Every student, family and Financial Aid package is different. Don’t let the barrier of cost hold you back, come talk to one of our Financial Aid Advisers and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
Schedule an Appointment with an Admissions Representative
Bay Area Medical Academy accepts candidates into the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program based on an admissions procedure which includes an initial interview with one of our Admissions Representatives and a final interview with an instructor.
You can schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling our main office on 415-217-0077 or by clicking on the button below.
Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right For You? Get More Info…
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* Program length when completed in normal time.