Medical Assistant Schools in Michigan - MI
There are two steps to becoming a certified medical assistant as provided by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA):
- Graduate from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited Medical Assistant Schools in Michigan or graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- Take and pass the AAMA CMA Certification Exam.
You will need to apply to take the exam, which will require completing an application, providing the documentation necessary and paying the enrollment fee. If the fee is not included this will delay your process. If you are a member of the AAMA, CAAHEP or ABHES, a student or recent grad, the cost will be $125. Everyone else must pay $250. All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. The second step will be to take the exam. It is recommended that you study for the exam after attending a Michigan medical assistant school.
Several useful tools to use would be to:
Use study resources such as current publications that cover administrative and clinical procedures, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medico legal guidelines and regulations and lab procedures.
The content outline for the Certified Medical Assistant Certification Exam is a terrific roadmap to double check that you are covering all exam subjects.
- Check to see if a CMA Exam review course if offered in your area.
- Join the AAMA to get connected with other local medical assistances and people in your field.
- Take practice tests.
Medical Assistants can get certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants, who can be reached at:
American Association of Medical Assistants
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 899-1500
Fax: (312) 899-1259