Program Duration 8 Months (730 hrs)
Schedule of Classes 9:00am –1:00pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm
Classes meet Monday-Friday
DIDACTIC - 270 Hours.
CLINICAL & LAB ASSISTING - 180 Hours.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTING - 120 Hours.
EXTERNSHIP - 160 Hours.
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS - 730 Hours.
The goal of Institute of Medical Education is to serve the community by
producing high quality Medical Assistants. Upon completion of the program,
students will be issued a certificate of completion. Students are then eligible
for the national certification tests for Medical Assistants held by the NCCT/
MMCI, administered at the school
A Medical Assistant (MA) is a health care professional who undertakes both administrative and
clinical responsibilities. It is their job to keep the offices, clinics, and laboratories of physicians
running smoothly. Duties vary from office location and specialty. Medical Assistants usually are “generalists,”
who handle both administrative and clinical duties. Others tend to specialize in a particular area under the
supervision of department administrators
Medical Assistants answer telephones, schedule appointments, greet patients,
update and file patient charts, order supplies, arrange for hospital admission
and laboratory services, handle billing, collections, and bookkeeping.
Clinical duties vary according to state law and include taking medical histories
and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the
physician during the examination. Medical Assistants collect and prepare
laboratory specimens and sterilize medical instruments. Medical Assistants
telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays,
take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings. Medical
Assistants should not be confused with physician assistants who examine,
diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.
Objectives of the Program
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
emonstrate competency in basic medical office examination procedures, phlebotomy and other Medical Assistant related skills.
ossess a working knowledge of insurance billing/coding, patient records, privacy laws, and medical office accounting practices.
emonstrate a working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
eet the highest legal and ethical standards.
High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent (Diplomas from foreign countries must be evaluated before enrolling)
Be at least 18 years of age or older
Pass IME’s entrance exam
Current Immunization record
This program is designed for people who plan to work for any health care organization such as: physician’s offices,
nursing homes, hospitals, clinical laboratories and public health departments. The Program combines theory instruction,
laboratory training and clinical externships in order to provide a comprehensive learning experience.
Theory includes classroom instruction, video lectures, student presentations, and course projects.
Students in theory will study and learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology,
pharmacology, laboratory procedures, and First Aid/CPR.