Medical Assisting The duties of a Medical Assistant are important, varied, and interesting. Whether in a physician office, a clinic, or a hospital-owned physician network, the Medical Assistant performs many services on the physician’s behalf. These may include admission work, preparing the patient for exams or treatment, operating diagnostic equipment, and performing diagnostic procedures. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for the patient’s medical records and insurance forms as well as scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records for the physician. Upon completion of the Medical Assisting program the student will possess the knowledge and skills required in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, venipuncture, laboratory diagnostic procedures, EKG, CPR, HIPAA, and administration of parenteral medications to function successfully in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or a physician’s office setting. The methods will include lecture, hands-on laboratory work and computer instruction. For a more detailed view of what is covered in each module, please visit our Class Structure page.