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Medical Assisting  

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017 URL: http://lrc.vgcc.edu/medical_assisting Print Guide RSS Updates

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General Information

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Certification Information

  • CMA (AAMA) Exam
    Information about qualifying and applying for the CMA exam.
  • Prepare for Medical Assistant Certification
    Study guide and practice tests for CMA/RMA certification from Learning Express Library. Use Webadvisor login and password to access off-campus. Separate registration required to use.

Continuing Education

Occupational Safety

 

Medical Assisting at VGCC!

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

 
DONNA GARDNER
Program Head/Instructor
(252) 738-3609

Health Information on the Web

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
    Resources about diseases, conditions and other special topics, with health immunizations and recommendations for travelers worldwide. (Internet Resource)
  • Lab Tests Online
    Understand lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment. Search by test, condition, or recommended screenings. (Internet Resource)
  • MayoClinic.com
    Health education to patients and the general public on topics such as autism, influenza, bipolar disorder, breast cancer, smoking, depression, and more. (Internet Resource)
  • MedLine Plus
    Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more. (Internet Resource)
  • MedLine Plus Drugs & Supplements
    Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements. (Internet Resource)
  • Merck Manual Home Edition
    Explains disorders, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented or treated. (Internet Resource)
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
    Complementary and alternative healing practices such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Offers resources and pamphlets. (Internet Resource)
  • NC Health Info
    Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. (Internet Resource)
  • North Carolina Public Health
    Information on health precautions, links to local health departments, how to get birth certificates. (Internet Resource)
  • PubMed
    Comprehensive resource containing citations (not full articles) to biomedical articles and life science journals. (Internet Resource)
  • State Center for Health Statistics
    Health-related research and reports and a collection of health statistics. (Internet Resource)

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