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MED* E281  - Medical Assisting Externship

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Completion of all MED* courses and approval of coordinator.

Preparation and work experience in an ambulatory medical setting under the supervision of the facility staff and College instructor. Students complete 10 hours of simulated training on campus in preparation for a 160 hour experience at an assigned site. The 160 hours is divided equally between the administrative and clinical areas to permit the student to be involved in the total environment of the medical facility. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge from the classroom and college medical laboratory environment to the ambulatory healthcare environment. On campus student conferences allow sharing of externship experiences and preparation for the National Certification examination.