To prepare students for a career in medical assisting. The administrative duties of a medical assistant are to receive patients in a professional and friendly manner, to perform numerous office duties and public relations functions, and sometimes to administer first aid. The clinical responsibilities of a medical assistant include a variety of duties such as helping patients prepare for examinations, assisting the doctor, cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment, and assisting in emergency situations.
Medical assisting is a multi-skilled allied health profession whose practitioners work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.