Advanced eClinical Training for Pre-Health Students

  • Advanced Clinical Training Certificate in Clinical Medical Assistant

    Our 8-week self-paced online interactive course provides extensive clinical training and exposure designed for students applying to Medical (MD/DO), Physician Assistant, Nursing (RN/BSN/NP), and Physical Therapy (DPT) School. After successful completion of the course, students will be awarded an Advanced Clinical Training Certificate in Clinical Medical Assistant which can be used to obtain entry-level medical assistant / direct patient care jobs, volunteer, and internship positions.

  • Three-Course Combination

    This course combines training from three essential patient care disciplines: Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Patient Care Technician into one expert curriculum which will prepare students to perform vital duties from all three roles as a clinical medical assistant. We implement principles of evidence-based teaching methods, and precisely design our foundational curriculum to offer students the knowledge and expertise required to thrive in dynamic and diverse clinical settings.

  • Affordable and Convenient

    We are committed to providing pre-health students with the highest level of clinical education and training without losing respect for affordability or convenience. All-inclusive course content with no additional costs required for textbooks, laboratory fees, interactive assignments, or exams. The course is self-paced with unlimited 12-month access to complete the course content at a pace that is most comfortable for you.

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Unique and Innovative

This is the only clinical medical assistant certificate course designed to prepare health science students for PA, Nursing, or Medical School.

Our comprehensive curriculum provides students with essential skills necessary to enter diverse fields of medicine as Clinical Medical Assistants all while gaining healthcare experience/ patient care hours vital for their respective programs.  

This course combines curriculum from three healthcare disciplines, as ranked by PA, medical, & nursing schools, to be the most valuable in providing prospective students with the patient care skills and knowledge they need in order to accelerate in their respective programs. 

Thus, this course combines valuable patient care curriculum in: Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and EKG Technician. Upon completion of this course, the Advanced Clinical Training Certification will enable students to confidently seek healthcare experiences with credentials to obtain entry level direct patient care jobs in various scopes of medicine including hospital settings, surgical specialties, clinic settings, diagnostic testing centers, nursing homes, hospice etc.

Clinical Medical Assistant 

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) reports medical assistant to be one of the fastest growing occupations. CMA are usually found working in outpatient clinics and private doctor’s offices. They are an integral part of the medical team and contribute to the flow of patient care through a wide-range of duties including obtaining detailed patient history, obtaining vital signs, administering point of care testing, medications, injections & vaccinations; They also assist with a variety of clinical procedures including minor surgical in-office interventions which require sterile protocol. Furthermore, they prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, conduct wound care, change dressings, collect specimens & order proper laboratory studies etc. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other health care professionals.

Patient Care Technician 

PCTs generally work in the hospital, intensive care unit, emergency room, cardiac care unit, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes. They usually work closely with the nursing staff to deliver patient care through various responsibilities including: obtaining vital signs, collecting laboratory specimens, conducting ECG, transporting patients & assisting with ambulation, administering medications etc. Furthermore, PCT are trained to monitor and change Foley catheters, set up feeding tubes, set up IVs, provide patient hygiene including bathing, oral care, peri-care, maintain cleanliness of patient’s rooms etc. Because PCT predominately function in hospital settings, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a top skill they must embody.

ECG Technician

ECG technicians perform a variety of diagnostic tests which help providers diagnose and treat cardiovascular problems in patients. ECG techs generally work in the hospital to conduct 12-lead ECG, monitor ECG tracings, administer cardiac exercise stress tests, monitor vital signs (blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate) in response to exercise etc. ECG technicians are trained to identify critical heart rhythms and diagnosing respective heart conditions. They embody strong communication capabilities, both written and verbal, with patients and physicians as they are in charge of collecting all cardiovascular data and reporting it to providers. They are responsible for explaining all diagnostic testing procedures to patients, answering all questions, while ensuring the safety and comfort of the patient. 

All three disciplines play an integral role in our healthcare system through their direct work with diverse patients in various clinical specialties and settings. This course combines the essential skills from each patient care discipline into an expert curriculum which will prepare you to work in any of the three roles as a clinical medical assistant.

A Valuable Clinical Certificate

Stand out as a clinically competent pre-health applicant with preparations of a healthcare leader upon entry into PA, Nursing, or Medical school.

Student Testimonials

Prospective accelerated BSN student

Marissa Sargsyan

This course is affordable and convenient. With this certification, you can land a healthcare job practically in any specialty you want. Seriously best investment I’ve made for my future. I currently work in the ICU as a Patient Care Technician and ready to begin nursing school in a few months!

Pre-PA Student

Sameesa J. Daniels

With little healthcare experience, this course provided me with the skills and training I needed to land a patient care job as a MA in an Endocrinology Clinic. The instructors were highly interactive and even mentored me with feedback on how to improve my PA school application.

1st year Family Nurse Practitioner Student

Abigail Connors

I decided to take this course before starting my Bachelor of Science in Nursing accelerated program because I had absolutely no healthcare experience and felt unprepared to enter my rigorous program. The course was filled with interactive labs and siminars which taught me so many valuable patient care skills I still use today. The instructors constantly provided feedback with relevant clinical information. The patient care technician component really prepared me for nursing school which I completed with excellence. I am proud to say that I am now in my first semester of NP school. Highly valuable course!

Medical School Student

Joshua Mendello

I gained so much from this course that prepared me for Medical School; From medical terminology, to understanding diagnostic methods, and treatment plans of various diseases to even getting a job as a Medical Scribe in the ER, this certification not only prepared me but also built my confidence to deliver skilled healthcare to my future patients as a professional clinician. I highly recommend this course to those interested in gaining some direct patient contact experience before starting med or nursing school.

What's Included

Innovative 8-week self-paced fully online course material available immediately after registration. Unlimited 12 month access to web-based course content 24/7. Convenience pre-health students need with no deadlines or time limits on assignments.

  • Advanced Clinical Training Certificate in Clinical Medical Assisting.

  • All-inclusive online access to complete instructional content, textbook reading, laboratory assignments, and certificate exam.

  • Nationally accredited books and journals, study guides, and practice tests.

  • Interactive classroom videos and seminars from leading providers.

  • Learn by doing with laboratory clinic and patient simulations.

  • Virtual ECG simulaition lab.

  • BLS training.

  • Constant instructor support and Feedback. One-on-one mentoring.

  • MD Recommendation Upon Request.

  • Access to our Pre-health community.

World-Class Curriculum

Course curriculum reviewed and approved by Harvard Medical School Physician.

Course Syllabus

Curriculum covers anatomy & physiology, principles of human diseases, healthcare fundamentals, diagnostic methods, clinical procedures, clinical pharmacology and more!                          

Course consists of 15 modules of instructional content broken down into respective lessons. Each module contains detailed lectures and notes, animated video lectures, interactive activities, real-world clinical cases, classmate interaction, laboratory simulations, constant feedback and support from instructors.

Module 1
Intro to Clinical Medicine
Lesson: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson: Pathophysiology & Disease Processes
Lesson: Medical Terminology
Lesson: Medical Ethics & Law
Module 2
Patient Privacy & Safety

HIPAA Training

Lesson: HIPPA laws
Lesson: Medical Documentation
Lesson: Patient Education & Resources
Lesson: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson: Managing Referrals & Prescriptions
Module 3
Infection Control
Lesson: Infection Control Terminology 
Lesson: OSHA Regulations
Lesson: Hand Hygiene & PPE
Lesson: Blood Borne Pathogens & Universal Precautions
Lesson: Standard & Transmission-based Precautions
Lesson: Needlestick Safety & Prevention
Lesson: Biomedical Waste Disposal
Module 4
Quality Control

Lesson: Quality Control Protocols
Lesson: Laboratory Departments
Lesson: Common Medical Supplies
Module 5
Medication Management Clinical Pharmacology
Lesson: Understanding How Drugs Work
Lesson: Understanding Prescriptions
Lesson: Medication Errors
Lesson: Medication Administration
Lesson: Clinical Pharmacology  

Module 6
Vital Signs
Lesson: Equipment
Lesson: Temperature
Lesson: Pulse
Lesson: Respiration
Lesson: Blood Pressure
Lesson: Pain
Lesson: Oxygen Saturation
Module 7
Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting
Lesson: Patient Interviews / History Taking
Lesson: Medication Reconciliation
Lesson: Point of Care Testing (POCT)
Lesson: Specimen Collection
Lesson: Urinalysis & Pregnancy Tests
Lesson: Vision Acuity & Ear Lavage
Module 8
Clinical Medical Assisting Cont.
Lesson: Basics of Blood
Lesson: Blood Specimen Collection & Processing
Lesson: Venipuncture
Lesson: Introduction to Injections
Lesson: Intramuscular Injections
Lesson: Subcutaneous Injections
Module 9
Surgical Asepsis
Assisting with Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Modes of Sterilization
Lesson: Setting up for Sterile Procedures, Patient Preparation
Lesson: Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Post Procedure Care
Module 10
Diagnostic Methods
Lesson: Pediatric & Primary Care
Lesson: Endocrinology & Dermatology
Lesson: Allergy & Pulmonology
Lesson: Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Module 11
Patient Care Technician 
Lesson: Patient Hygiene
Lesson: Feeding
Lesson: IV set up
Lesson: Ambulation / Transferring
Lesson: Skin Assessment
Lesson: Airway Management
Lesson: Oxygen Therapy
Lesson: Ostomy Care
Lesson: Critically Ill Patient Care
Module 12
EKG Technician

Cardiac Stress Test

Lesson: EKG Tech Roles
Lesson: Purpose of Electrocardiograms
Lesson: Equipment / Supplies
Lesson: Patient Preparation
Lesson: Concept of EKG Acquisition
Lesson: Electrode Application / 12-lead Placement
Lesson: Conducting EKG Tests
Lesson: Conducting Cardiac Stress Testing
Lesson: Major Class of Arrhythmias
Lesson: Recognizing Pacemaker Spikes
Lesson: Life Threatening Arrhythmias
Module 13
EKG Analysis & Interpretation

Monitoring Rhythm

Lesson: Cardiac Cycle and Electrical Conduction System
Lesson: P,Q,R,S,T Wave Interpretation
Lesson: Calculate Heart Rate

Module 14
BLS Training - Adult, Child, Infant

Lesson: Adult BLS
Lesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & Older
Lesson: Child BLS
Lesson: Infant BLS

Module 15
Course Review
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam
Lesson: Medical Assistant Review
Lesson: Patient Care Technician Review
Lesson: ECG Technician Review
Lesson: Practice Exam Questions

Certificate Exam

Upon successful completion of all course modules, students will take the Clinical Medical Assistant Training Certificate exam completely Online.

The exam is self-paced and can be taken as many times until passing score is achieved (85% or higher).



  • How long is the online course?

    The course is designed to be completed in 8-weeks, however, it is a self-paced course with unlimited access to web-based content for 12 months. As long as you complete all modules and pass the certification exam within 12 months of starting the course, you will obtain the Advanced Clinical Training Certification.

  • Is the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification accredited through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) ?

    No, our course is not accredited through AAMA. We are a new program therefore in order to gain accreditation we must have a successful course that is in their guidelines for a minimum of 2 years. To date we have fulfilled requirements and plan to gain this accreditation when we have reached our 2 year mark.

  • Can I sit for the AAMA national exam after completing this course?

    No you cannot. We are not affiliated nor accredited by AAMA. We provide our own certification exam, fully online, upon successful completion of all course content.

  • Can I still obtain a job with this certification?

    Yes. After completing all course content and passing the certification exam, you will have demonstrated your clinical competency to work as a clinical medical assistant in various specialties, hospital settings, nursing homes, community health centers. We have a database of hospitals and clinics in many U.S. cities which accept Non-AAMA, Non-NCCT, Non-AMCA, Non-NAHP, Non-NCMA, Non-AMT certifications. We provide our students with this list. We are not affiliated with any of these clinics/ hospitals. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire/ apply for open positions at these clinics. We also encourage our students to do their own search.

  • What is the title of the certificate being earned?

    Once you complete all course content and pass the certification exam, you will obtain a Clinical Medical Assistant Training Certificate.

  • After completing the course do we receive any kind of physical certificate?

    Yes, we send a virtual certificate to your email as well as a physical copy to your home address.

  • Since we are trained in Patient Care Technician (PCT) and EKG Technician, can I seek work in these roles as well?

    Our curriculum provides training in Medical Assistant, PCT and EKG tech because it allows students to gain a comprehensive clinical education with skills that can be applied in various clinical settings to treat wide-rang of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions. Therefore, you will be competent in each role and eligible to apply for any of the 3 positions. Most hospitals and clinics will accept your Advanced Clinical Training Certification for entry-level roles. We offer assistance in applying and obtaining a job after completion of the certification course.

  • Would I need to purchase any books for the course? Is there a cost for the certification exam?

    There is no out of pocket cost for any exam material, lab material, or learning content. Everything is included in the course as the course is all inclusive and the price covers everything you need to take the exam at the end of the course. The price of the certification exam is included in the price of the course.

  • How many hours does each module take to complete?

    The number of hours per module can range from 3-6 hours of instructional and assignment content. If you complete 2 modules per week you can finish the course in 8 weeks.

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