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Health Science | NHA CCMA | Medical Assisting | AMCA CMAC

NHA CCMA vs. AMCA CMAC: What’s the Difference?

By: Bri Stauffer
May 30th, 2019

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.

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Medical Assisting

Top 8 Medical Assistant Instructor Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
September 27th, 2018

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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NHA CCMA | Medical Assisting

How to Build a Clinical Medical Assistant Curriculum for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 21st, 2018

The Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification is one of the most important health science certifications in the country right now. Hospitals, private practices, and clinics are all fighting to hire new CCMAs.

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Health Science | CTE Online | Medical Assisting

REVIEW: CTE Online's Medical Assistant Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
March 29th, 2018

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!

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