Medical Assistant Course

SCHEV Certified & Affordable Course in 12 Weeks!

Start Date

February 02, 2024


12 Weeks

Day Session
Deadline to Apply
January 25, 2024

Medical Assistant Course at AIHST: Nurturing Future Healthcare Professionals

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, the demand for skilled and compassionate medical assistants is on the rise. At AIHST, we take pride in offering a comprehensive Medical Assistant (MA) program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and real-world exposure necessary for a successful career in the dynamic field of healthcare.

Program Highlights:

At AIHST, our Medical Assistant (MA) program stands out as a comprehensive and hands-on educational experience designed to prepare students for entry-level roles in diverse healthcare settings. The program spans three months and combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for the dynamic challenges of the healthcare field.

Holistic Healthcare Understanding:

  • Gain a broad understanding of healthcare, covering crucial areas such as medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.
  • Acquire knowledge in patient care, including taking medical histories, measuring vital signs, and performing blood and specimen collections.

Technical Proficiency:

  • Develop practical skills in performing tests, monitoring machines, and preparing study reports.
  • Learn to conduct different diagnostic procedures, study images of blood flow, tissues, and organs.

Administrative Competence:

  • Understand medical insurance, medical billing, and electronic medical records.
  • Learn logistical and administrative tasks, including managing imaging departments and scheduling patient procedures.

Specialization Focus:

  • Concentrate on key areas like Abdominal – Extended to align with industry demands.
  • Tailor your skills to meet specific industry needs and enhance employability.

Certification Path:

  • Upon program completion, become eligible to undertake certification exams by reputable bodies.
  • Enhance professional credentials, opening doors to a broader range of employment opportunities.

Daily Duties of a Medical Assistant:

At AIHST, our Medical Assistant (MA) program not only imparts theoretical knowledge but also hones practical skills through hands-on training. Graduates emerge well-prepared for the diverse and dynamic daily duties they will encounter in the healthcare field. Here’s a breakdown of the daily duties:

Patient History Documentation:

  • Obtain and meticulously record patient history, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Evaluate the relevance of patient history and order further testing if necessary.

Scheduling and Coordination:

  • Manage the logistical aspects of imaging departments, ensuring smooth scheduling of patient procedures.
  • Ensure patients are in the appropriate position prior to procedures, maintaining efficiency and adherence to protocols.

Technical Operations:

  • Conduct ultrasound procedures using a transducer to study images of blood flow, tissues, and organs.
  • Apply gel onto the area of the patient’s body where ultrasound waves will enter, ensuring optimal imaging conditions.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Document pathological, anatomical, and physiological data for a physician’s interpretation.
  • Prepare preliminary reports after identifying normal and abnormal results from sonograms.

Clinical Assessment and Adaptation:

  • Perform necessary clinical assessments during examinations, adapting procedures as needed based on diagnostic, pathological, and anatomical images and information.

Equipment Maintenance and Communication:

  • Maintain medical equipment supplies and ensuring their proper functionality.
  • Relay findings from sonograms to physicians, facilitating effective communication within the healthcare team.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Organize daily work schedules, optimizing efficiency in operations.
  • Utilize equipment proficiently to help performing diagnostic procedures with precision.

Program Structure and Admission:

The Medical Assistant program spans three months, combining campus hours with clinical hours to provide a holistic educational experience. To ensure accessibility, we have expanded our admission criteria, encouraging prospective students to contact our Admissions Department at +1 703-817-2968 for additional requirements tailored to individual circumstances.

Our commitment to maintaining high standards is reflected in our selective enrollment process. We carefully assess applicants to ensure they not only meet the minimum requirements but also possess the passion and dedication required for success in the field.

Selective Enrollment:

Our commitment to maintaining high standards is reflected in our selective enrollment process. Meeting minimum requirements is essential, but it does not guarantee acceptance. We carefully assess applicants to ensure they not only qualify but also possess the passion and dedication needed for success in the field.

Comprehensive Curriculum Expansion:

Our curriculum goes beyond the basics, covering a spectrum of crucial areas in medical assisting:

Foundational Knowledge: Develop a solid foundation in medical terminology, facilitating effective communication within the healthcare team.

Specialized Skills: Gain specialized knowledge and hands-on experience in obstetric and gynecological sonography, covering prenatal care, fetal development, and women’s health.

Anatomy Proficiency: Delve into cross-sectional anatomy to enhance your understanding of anatomical structures for improved diagnostic accuracy.

Vascular Ultrasound: Explore the intricacies of vascular ultrasound, learning to assess blood flow and detect abnormalities in the vascular system.

Patient-centered Care: Emphasize patient-centered care and safety protocols, ensuring accurate imaging and a compassionate experience for patients.

Career Advancement and Certification:

Our program is structured to provide a seamless pathway to certification eligibility. Beyond the classroom, we support your success by keeping you informed about current trends and prospects in the field of medical assisting.


Embark on a dynamic and fulfilling career in healthcare with AIHST’s Medical Assistant Course. Our commitment to excellence in education, practical training, and career development sets you on a path to success in the evolving healthcare arena. Join AIHST, where innovation meets education, and redefine your future as a leader in medical assisting. Your journey to success begins here.

Career Outlook:

Salary Range and Stability: Graduates can expect a competitive average salary range of $10,000 and beyond.

Stability and Growth: The projected 20% job growth in the USA from 2018 to 2028 signifies a robust demand for skilled medical assistants.

Diverse Specializations: Medical assistants can specialize in various fields, offering versatility and career flexibility.

Work Environment and Schedule: Medical assistants may work in outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, or other healthcare facilities. While most work full time, part-time positions are also available, providing flexibility in work schedules.

Role Similarities and Differences:

Medical assistants collaborate closely with healthcare professionals and patients of all ages. Comparisons with roles in diagnostic imaging, such as radiation technologists and MRI technologists, highlight the diverse opportunities within the healthcare industry.

Technical and Health Standards for Medical Assistant at AIHST

The Medical Assistant (MA) program at AIHST places a strong emphasis on technical proficiency and health standards to ensure that our graduates not only excel in their roles but also contribute to the overall well-being of patients. These standards are designed to assess and guarantee that students possess the necessary capabilities to meet the demands of the healthcare field. Let’s delve into the comprehensive technical and health standards that guide our Medical Assistant program.

Technical Standards:

Physical Capabilities:

Endurance and Mobility:

  • Students should demonstrate the ability to stand and walk for extended periods, constituting 85% of their work time.
  • Capability to intermittently reach at or above shoulder level for 90% of work time.

Motor Coordination and Dexterity:

  • Proficiency in maintaining prolonged arm positions required for scanning.
    Capacity to lift up to 45 lbs. unassisted.
  • Competence in transporting, moving, and lifting patients to facilitate examinations.
    Capability to handle and maneuver ultrasound equipment weighing up to 500 lbs.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Possession of sufficient strength, finger dexterity, and flexion for executing fine motor skills.

Eye/Hand Coordination and Cognitive Abilities:

  • Aptitude for eye/hand coordination relevant to sonographic examinations.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical operations without reliance on a calculator.
  • Effective utilization of senses (vision, hearing, smell, touch) to recognize changes in a patient’s condition.
  • Demonstration of color acuity.
    Capacity to promptly hear, understand, and respond to verbal instructions, alarms, and patient needs.
  • Capability to work in a semi-darkened room for prolonged periods.

Timed Tests:

  • Proficiency in taking timed tests efficiently.

Health Standards:

Emotional, Mental, and Physical Well-being:

Stress Management and Patient Support:

  • Capacity to handle the demands of the position, including stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care.
  • Ability to provide physical and emotional support to patients during sonographic procedures.

Communication and Collaboration:

Effective Communication:

  • Proficient execution of assigned duties.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with staff, patients, and physicians.

Diagnostic and Analytical Skills:

  • Competence in Performing Sonographic Examinations:
  • Ability to perform sonographic examinations and procedures according to established standards.
  • Capability to analyze recorded images to identify proper protocol, procedural sequencing, technical qualities, and pathophysiology.

Discrimination and Interpretation:

Image Discrimination:

  • Ability to discriminate between blacks, grays, and whites, as well as various color combinations indicating blood flow on display devices and recorded images (film and paper).

P.S. AIHST welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply, and we are committed to exploring reasonable convenient arrangements on an individual basis to facilitate successful program completion and preparation for national certification.

These are the technical and health standards for the Medical Assistant program. All students must be capable of meeting these standards.

Program Goals and Outcomes

At AIHST, the goals and outcomes of our Medical Assistant (MA) program are carefully crafted to ensure a well-rounded and comprehensive education, preparing students to excel in the dynamic and demanding field of healthcare. These goals span three distinct categories – Patient Care (Affective), Professional Development (Behavioral), and Clinical Proficiency (Cognitive).

Patient Care (Affective) Goals:

Empathy and Compassion:

  • Goal: Develop and nurture a strong sense of empathy and compassion in our students towards patients.
  • Outcome: Students will demonstrate a compassionate approach in patient interactions, providing emotional support during medical procedures.

Effective Communication:

  • Goal: Enhance students’ communication skills, fostering effective interactions with patients, healthcare professionals, and the broader healthcare team.
  • Outcome: Graduates will excel in both verbal and non-verbal communication, ensuring clarity and understanding in diverse healthcare scenarios.

Professionalism and Ethics:

  • Goal: Instill a deep understanding of professional standards and ethical practices in healthcare.
  • Outcome: Students will exhibit behaviors consistent with the highest professional standards, maintaining integrity, confidentiality, and respect for patient rights.

Professional Development (Behavioral) Goals:

Team Collaboration:

  • Goal: Cultivate a collaborative mindset, encouraging students to work seamlessly with diverse healthcare professionals.
  • Outcome: Graduates will actively engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, contributing effectively to a positive and cohesive healthcare environment.

Adaptability and Problem-Solving:

  • Goal: Foster adaptability and critical thinking skills, preparing students to navigate the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.
  • Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt to new challenges, analyze situations critically, and propose effective solutions.

Lifelong Learning:

  • Goal: Instill a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
  • Outcome: Graduates will embrace a mindset of lifelong learning, staying updated on industry advancements and actively seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Clinical Proficiency (Cognitive) Goals:

Technical Competence:

  • Goal: Ensure students acquire a high level of technical competence in medical assisting skills.
  • Outcome: Graduates will proficiently perform clinical tasks, including patient assessments, specimen collections, EKG tests, and ultrasound procedures.

Diagnostic Accuracy:

  • Goal: Develop a keen understanding of diagnostic principles and accuracy in interpreting medical data.
  • Outcome: Students will excel in analyzing recorded images, identifying proper protocol, procedural sequencing, technical qualities, and pathophysiology with precision.

Problem Identification and Resolution:

  • Goal: Equip students with the ability to identify problems in diagnostic procedures and propose effective resolutions.
  • Outcome: Graduates will demonstrate the capacity to identify and address challenges promptly, ensuring optimal patient care and procedural efficiency.

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P.S. The program outcomes listed above have been provided for the purpose of meeting certain accreditation requirements. These placement rates are not being used as a marketing tool or for recruitment purposes. Past results are no guarantee of future results. 

Clinical Affiliations

In order to provide our students with a rich and comprehensive learning experience, AIHST is taking necessary measures for clinical affiliations with a variety of healthcare facilities throughout Virginia and beyond.

Clinical site placement will be done at the discretion of the Internship Department and availability of the clinical sites at the time the student is ready to begin the clinical internship. Students must  complete all required clinical paperwork on time in order to be placed at a clinical site. AIHST does not guarantee placement at a particular clinical site.

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