Medical Systems Administration

Are you an organized person who has an interest in the healthcare field? Check out Medical Systems Administration, a one-year, three credit program, where you will learn all of the skills the medical profession is seeking in qualified administrative candidates! You will learn in a real office environment, and you will even have the opportunity to become a CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Specialist), a highly sought-after skill in today's healthcare field.
This is a one-year course designed to prepare students for employment in the medical office. Instruction will enable students to become highly proficient in medical terminology, telephone procedures, appointment scheduling, professional ethics and managing electronic medical records. Students will also become proficient in Word processing, spreadsheets and database management. Students learn to operate office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, and telephones. Internships with hospitals, medical offices, clinics and insurance companies are encouraged. Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), and Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.

Right now students in MSA are working on:
Field trips to Sentara Princess Anne and Sentara Virginia Beach General to learn about careers in the medical field. A nurse is the tour guide and the students talk with doctors and visit the nursery, admittance department, and medical records. Using Smartdraw software to design an efficient medical office. Research professional dress and present do's and don'ts and create an entire professional outfit.

In addition to going straight to the workforce, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their course!! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university:
Tidewater Community College School of Health Professions: Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technology
Sentara School of Health Sciences: Care Partner, Monitor Surveillance
Bryant & Stratton College:  Associates Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant & Medical Assisting Associates Degree, Medical Assistingpicture of a student taking another student's blood pressure

Medical Front Office
Medical Secretary
Patient Care Specialist
Medical Secretary
Admittance Representative
Guest Relations Representative

All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Medical Systems Administration!

 Below is a sample of those who have employed our students as interns in office positions:

Sentara Healthcare: Patient Care Representatitve
Family Medical Practice: Patient Registration, Medical Records
Virginia Beach Police Department: Research, Data Entry
Westminister Canterbury: Medical Receptionist
Kidney Specialists of Tidewater: Medical Records, Medical Receptionist
Kempsville Chiropractic Office: Medical Receptionist
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office: Research, Data Entry

Marvella Phillips

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