The Madison Area Technical College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208 (312) 553-9355.
The program is designed to orient students to the duties of a physician's office employee, from general office procedures to the technical phases of examining room assisting and elementary medical laboratory techniques. Occupational experience is provided through placement in a local office/clinic during the last four weeks of the final semester. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination immediately after graduation.
Aptitudes and interests that are helpful are a genuine interest in medicine and in helping people.