✓ All-inclusive online access to course material
✓ Instructor office hours and personalized support
✓ 12-month access to all learning material and NHA study portal
✓ Clinic/ patient laboratory simulation platform
✓ BLS training via American Heart Association (AHA)
✓ 6 official practice exams
✓ National CCMA certification exam
✓ ACT's Advanced Clinical Training Certificate
✓ Access to our pre-health community
2 Payments of $1,550
Including Venipuncture/Injection Practice Kit sent to your home
✓ All features listed above
✓ The practice kit (sent directly to your home) includes authentic medical equipment, a dummy arm, needles, syringes, lancets, requisition order, vials, patient prep supplies, etc.
✓ Practice 30+ step-by-step practical procedures.
✓ Practice performing venipuncture and injections hands-on as you work through virtual clinic simulations
2 Payments of $1,650
Mentorship with Our Physician or
Venipuncture / Injection Kit Included Free of Charge
✓ All features listed in the CCMA course option
✓ 12-month unlimited access to mentorship portal with a wealth of pre-health resources, webinars, volunteer/research opportunities (and more) curated by our PA-C/MD advisors✓ Three one-on-one mentorship sessions with our PA or MD advisor via Zoom or Google Meets
✓ Customized mentorship plan & advising roadmap
✓ Review of personal statement draft with detailed guidance
✓ Letter of reference from our MD or PA-C advisor✓ Free injection practice kit sent to your home
2 Payments of $2,250
This unique and innovative program is the only clinical medical assistant certification course designed to prepare health science students for PA, medical, pharmacy, or nursing school.
We sought to help students gain their healthcare experiences by creating a course that provides students with comprehensive clinical education and skills to be applied in various clinical settings to treat a wide range of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions.
A CCMA certification can help boost your PA, medical, or nursing school application as it highlights your clinical competency in diagnostic & treatment procedures, direct patient care skills, and complex medical decision-making capabilities, to name a few!
I enrolled in the CCMA course in January 2021 and finished the program by the end of May, I sat for the certification exam the first week of June (passed on ...Read More
I enrolled in the CCMA course in January 2021 and finished the program by the end of May, I sat for the certification exam the first week of June (passed on the first attempt) and just completed my first week at my full-time CCMA position. So grateful for this program for allowing me to start gaining patient care hours for PA school directly from my college. Don't miss out on this opportunity!!Read Less
I learned a lot of valuable clinical information that I have already applied in my new medical assisting job! The patient simulations were extremely helpful ...Read More
I learned a lot of valuable clinical information that I have already applied in my new medical assisting job! The patient simulations were extremely helpful and really prepared me for real life. I loved the ability to discuss topics and apply the information with other pre-health students in the course. This course has propelled me in a direction that otherwise would have been impossible, very thankful!Read Less
I am so happy I've found this course, not only is it affordable, but also allows me to keep my full time job. It is interactive and the instructor is awesome...Read More
I am so happy I've found this course, not only is it affordable, but also allows me to keep my full time job. It is interactive and the instructor is awesome. ACT staff is always there to help with any questions you have. Thank you!!Read Less
This course provided excellent clinical training through their interactive and engaging teaching methods. I gained so many valuable clinical skills and knowl...Read More
This course provided excellent clinical training through their interactive and engaging teaching methods. I gained so many valuable clinical skills and knowledge that my undergraduate curriculum does not cover. This clinical training course has motivated even more to pursue medical school. I recently was hired as a medical assistant in an internal medicine clinic, and feel so comfortable working with my patients and the clinical team. Thank you Advanced eClinical Training!!!Read Less
I learned so so much in the 8-week CCMA course through ACT. The price is unbeatable and the best investment I could make to gain the clinical training I need...Read More
I learned so so much in the 8-week CCMA course through ACT. The price is unbeatable and the best investment I could make to gain the clinical training I need before medical school. I was super prepared for the CCMA exam and passed with a score well above the national average on my first attempt. I was able to land a job very quickly with my certification!Read Less
I think this is the exact thing that I was looking for in a Medical Assistant course! I love the fact that it's fully online! If you're looking to gain patie...Read More
I think this is the exact thing that I was looking for in a Medical Assistant course! I love the fact that it's fully online! If you're looking to gain patient care hours for PA school, this course is the way to go :) In addition, the director of this course will also help you find a job after completion of this course!Read Less
I was able to complete it on my own time while also balancing school, work, and extracurriculars. I would recommend this to any pre-health student with a bus...Read More
I was able to complete it on my own time while also balancing school, work, and extracurriculars. I would recommend this to any pre-health student with a busy school/work schedule like me!Read Less
I am very happy with how much I've learned in this course. I was able to find an MA position immediately! Would recommend this course to anyone looking for a...Read More
I am very happy with how much I've learned in this course. I was able to find an MA position immediately! Would recommend this course to anyone looking for a quick way to gain patient care experience.Read Less
The material was easy to access and understand. The instructor always provided great feedback.
The material was easy to access and understand. The instructor always provided great feedback.Read Less
With this course, I know that I am well prepared to enter into the medical field! I feel much more confident and educated.
With this course, I know that I am well prepared to enter into the medical field! I feel much more confident and educated.Read Less
Great course!!Read Less
I really enjoyed this course and how it was set up! It allowed me to really get it done as long as I put in the time and effort. I also feel a lot more knowl...Read More
I really enjoyed this course and how it was set up! It allowed me to really get it done as long as I put in the time and effort. I also feel a lot more knowledgeable in this field and am excited to become a medical assistant!Read Less
Overall, the information and resources available during this course were detailed and extremely thorough. I learned a lot and found most of the material very...Read More
Overall, the information and resources available during this course were detailed and extremely thorough. I learned a lot and found most of the material very interesting. I enjoyed the discussion posts, knowledge checks, and the ability to easily go back and review information on the portal. I appreciate the help and would recommend this course to anyone looking to gain their certification through an online resource!Read Less
I was a little bit hesitant at first to do a health-related course online since I learn best in person. I was very comfortable throughout this course and was...Read More
I was a little bit hesitant at first to do a health-related course online since I learn best in person. I was very comfortable throughout this course and was able to make sure to fully learn topics before going ahead. I really liked the self-pace portion of this course because I could focus on areas where I felt like I was not as strong and strengthen those areas. The instruction and feedback really helped to solidify my understanding of all of the topics and it was nice to be able to interact with other students going through the program. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in become a Clinical Medical Assistant or has further interest to go into the medical field!Read Less
This program was so perfect for people who need to do it at their own pace and time. The flexibility allowed me to fully engage and understand each concept a...Read More
This program was so perfect for people who need to do it at their own pace and time. The flexibility allowed me to fully engage and understand each concept and be able to grasp the full nature of being a MA. Highly recommend!Read Less
I really enjoyed this course, and I felt that the instruction and simulations were very helpful in my learning. I am happy with my experience and would defi...Read More
I really enjoyed this course, and I felt that the instruction and simulations were very helpful in my learning. I am happy with my experience and would definitely do it again!Read Less
very easy to follow online course that provides the opportunity to take CCMA exam to pursue career as a medical assistant
very easy to follow online course that provides the opportunity to take CCMA exam to pursue career as a medical assistantRead Less
I felt like this course has really prepared me well. The materials provided were really helpful and taught me a lot. It was nice this course was all online, ...Read More
I felt like this course has really prepared me well. The materials provided were really helpful and taught me a lot. It was nice this course was all online, which I knew going into it. I do think the simulations have helped me a lot and I feel confident to perform patient care skills in real practice!Read Less
Highly recommended for pre-pa / pre-med students who need clinical experience!
Highly recommended for pre-pa / pre-med students who need clinical experience!Read Less
The course consists of 15 modules broken down into individual lessons.
Covers anatomy and physiology, principles of human diseases, pharmacology, healthcare fundamentals, diagnostic methods, clinical procedures, BLS training, and more!
Modules contain detailed lectures and notes, animated video lectures, interactive activities, real-world clinical cases, classmate interaction, laboratory simulations, constant feedback, and support from instructors.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine
|Lesson: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson: Pathophysiology & Disease Processes
Lesson: Medical Terminology
Lesson: Medical Law & Ethics
Patient Privacy & Safety
Lesson: HIPPA laws
Lesson: Medical Documentation
Lesson: Patient Education & Resources
Lesson: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson: Managing Referrals & Prescriptions
Lesson: Infection Control Terminology
Lesson: OSHA Regulations
Lesson: Hand Hygiene & PPE
Lesson: Blood Borne Pathogens & Universal Precautions
Lesson: Standard & Transmission-based Precautions
Lesson: Needle-stick Safety & Prevention
Lesson: Biomedical Waste Disposal
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology
Lesson: Drug Classes
Lesson: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
Lesson: Understanding PrescriptionsLesson: 5 Rights of Medication Administration
Lesson: Medication Administration Routes
Lesson: Medication Errors & Abbreviations
Lesson: Clinical Pharmacology
-Antihypertensive Drug Therapy
-Medications for Heart Failure
-Anti-diabetic Drug Therapy
-Drug Therapy for Pain
Healthcare Systems & Settings
Lesson: Healthcare Settings
Lesson: Effective Patient Communication
Lesson: Conducting Patient Interviews
Lesson: Developing a Medical History
Lesson: Medication Reconciliation
Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting
Examinations & Diagnostic Procedures
Lesson: Duties of a Clinical Medical Assistant
Lesson: Pulmonary Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN)
Lesson: Urology Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Evaluation & Care of Pediatric Patients
Lesson: Evaluation & Care of Geriatric Patients
Lesson: Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
Assessing Vital Signs
Lesson: Importance of Vital Signs
Lesson: Equipment & Patient Preparation
Lesson: Body Temperature
Lesson: Pulse / Heart Rate
Lesson: Blood Pressure
Lesson: Oxygen Saturation
Lesson: Assessing Pain
Clinical Testing & Laboratory Procedures
Lesson: Laboratory Departments
Lesson: Quality Control Protocols
Lesson: Point of Care Testing (POCT)
Lesson: Specimen Collection: Sputum, Urine, Stool
Lesson: Urinalysis & Pregnancy Testing
Lesson: Vision Acuity & Ear Lavage
Venipuncture & Blood Handling
Lesson: Basics of Blood
Lesson: Blood Specimen Collection & Processing
Lesson: Venipuncture / Phlebotomy
Lesson: Introduction to Injections
Lesson: Intramuscular Injections
Lesson: Subcutaneous Injections
Assisting with Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Modes of Sterilization
Lesson: Setting up Sterile Procedures
Lesson: Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Post-Procedure Care
Patient Care in Hospital Settings
Lesson: Patient Hygiene
Lesson: Ambulation / Transferring
Lesson: Patient Positioning
Lesson: Skin Assessment
Lesson: Airway Management
Lesson: Oxygen Therapy
Lesson: Ostomy CareLesson: Post-Procedure Care
Administering EKG &
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing
|Lesson: EKG & Cardiovascular Testing
Lesson: Safety, Compliance, Coordinated Patient Care
Lesson: EKG Acquisition
Lesson: Conducting EKG Testing
Lesson: EKG Analysis & Interpretation
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Training
Lesson: Adult BLS
Lesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & Older
Lesson: Child BLS
Lesson: Infant BLS
Lesson: AED for Infants & Children Less than 8 Years of Age
Lesson: Special Considerations
Lesson: Relief of Choking
Module 14 & 15
CCMA Certification Exam
|Lesson: Clinical Medical Assistant Review
Lesson: Patient Care Technician Review
Lesson: EKG Technician Review
Lesson: Practice Exam Questions
The CCMA exam is 150 questions with 3 hours allotted.
ACT covers the cost of the CCMA exam (first attempt).
ACT has a 100% exam pass rate (on first attempt).
How long is the online course?
There are 15 total modules and you are assigned 2 modules per week. This allows you to complete the course in 8 weeks. However, this course is self-paced and you have unlimited 12-month access to complete all modules and take the national certifying exam. The number of hours per module ranges from 6-10 hours of instructional content, discussion posts, interactive assignments, and laboratory/ clinical simulations.
Can I complete the course sooner than 8 weeks?
Per continuing education (CE) standards and guidelines, the earliest you can finish the course is in 8 weeks. This allows students to fully understand the material, practice clinical skills via virtual simulation, gain feedback, and obtain assistance/ tutoring if they need it.
Can I sit for a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam?
Yes! We are an approved clinical training program of The National HealthCareer Association (NHA). Upon completion of our course, you will sit for NHA’s clinical medical assistant certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
What is National Healthcareer Association (NHA)?
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. The National Healthcareer Association is a national professional certification agency for healthcare workers in the United States. Granting credentials in more than 8 allied health specialties, it is an organizational member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance. Individuals who pass the certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Allied Healthcare professionals. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nhanow.com/about-nha
What credentials are issued by NHA?
The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential is issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). NHA certifications are accredited and approved by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certifications are standardized, widely-accepted symbols of achievement for health science students who seek to gain a direct patient care role in a specialized part of healthcare. With this certification, you will earn credentials to use with your name, a certification ID card, and a certificate.
Do I need to purchase additional books or laboratory material for this course?
There is no out-of-pocket cost for any exam material, lab material, or learning content. The course is all-inclusive therefore the price covers all instructional content and material. ACT also covers the cost of the certification exam.
What is the structure of the CCMA exam?
The CCMA exam is 150 questions and you have 3 hours to complete. It will test your knowledge on a variety of topics including, but not limited to anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of human disease, pharmacology, clinical patient care, and diagnostic procedures.
Where can I take the CCMA national exam?
You may take the national certification exam at any PSI testing site near you or online (proctored) through PSI.
Is this course strictly meant for pre-health students?
Yes. To enroll in our program, you must be an undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate student with plans/interests to apply to or begin PA, medical, or nursing. Our mission is to provide students who are pursuing an advanced healthcare profession with an opportunity to obtain a clinical certification that will enable them to gain healthcare experience/ direct patient care hours necessary for their respective programs. Therefore, we created the most affordable and convenient CCMA training program in America strictly for health science / pre-health students.
Students from MA & WA State are excluded from enrollment at this time.