Medical assisting is one of the most popular health science classes in the country, and almost every one of those classes ends with a certification exam. Two of the most common choices are the NHA CCMA certification and the AMCA CMAC certification. But figuring out which one to use isn’t easy. The certifications have many commonalities and differences, and one may be a better fit for your program than the other. So how do you decide?
Doctors’ offices and clinics across the United States need skilled medical assistants to meet the needs of their patient. Students know this, which is why more of them have enrolled in health science courses to become medical assistants. If your program is like the others around the country, you’re growing – and quickly!
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Textbooks for introductory health science courses are easy to find for high school teachers. But when it comes to teaching a specialized course on medical assisting, finding the right instructional materials is a challenge. We often hear this from health science instructors across the United States. While most instructors tend to look for a textbook, other resources are out there!