Get the Skills to Become a Professional Medical Assistant
9-Month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy 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 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program, you’ll get exceptional Medical Assisting, 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 program consists of three components:
- Administrative skills training
- Clinical skills training
- 200-hour clinical externship
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 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.
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Prepare for 3 Certifications
Most employers now require Medical Assistants to have the CPT-1 certification also referred to as a “license to draw blood.” Bay Area Medical Academy offers a comprehensive Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program that prepares students to become CPT-1 certified. Our friendly staff will support you through the entire application process. Our program prepares you for the following 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.
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 graduates have gone on to work at:
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 Advisors 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 Advisors and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
How to Enroll in the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program
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.
To enroll in the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program or for more information, please schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling our main office at 415-217-0077 or click on the button below to schedule an appointment.
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* Program length when completed in normal time.