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Medical Career Specialists®

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why would anyone choose to go to a traditional schooling program, when yours has so many great benefits and advantages over the others?

A: Because our programs are not for everyone. Students must meet special qualification guidelines to take our programs, which not everyone is able to meet. The other reason is that many people who would qualify, do not know that there is an alternative to the traditional college and university vocational programs because it is not something that most schools know and are willing to admit.


Q: What is the difference between the certifications and credentials earned through your programs versus those earned after completing a traditional vocational college/university program?

A: There is no difference between the certifications. It’s not the certification and credentials that is different, it is the method taken to earn those certifications/credentials that is different. Traditional schooling is one way, and meeting our qualification guidelines and completing one of our programs is another. They are just two different paths that end at the same destination. Not everyone qualifies for this path, whereas anyone could qualify for the other.



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Course Curriculum


In a clinic or doctor’s office a PCT will normally perform the administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of licensed health practitioners running smoothly. More specifically they: greet patients, take vital signs, administer medication, prepare/instruct the patient for their examination, maintain medical records, etc. The program curriculum includes:


Introduction to Medical Assisting
The Profession of Medical Assisting; Types of Medical Practice; Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA; Communication with Patients

Administrative Medical Assisting
Using and Maintaining Office Equipment; Using Computers in the Office; Managing Correspondence and Mail; Managing Office Supplies; Maintaining Patient Records; Interacting With Patients; Financial Responsibilities

Clinical Medical Assisting
Principles of Asepsis; Infection-Control Techniques; HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens; Preparing the Examination and Treatment Areas; Assisting With Patients; Physician's Office Laboratory Procedures

Anatomy and Physiology
Organization of the Body; The Integumentary System; The Skeletal System; The Muscular System; The Nervous System; The Circulatory System; The Immune System; The Respiratory System; The Digestive System; The Endocrine System; Special Senses; The Urinary System; The Reproductive System

Speciality Practice and Medical Emergencies
Assisting With Examinations in the Basic Specialities; Medical Emergencies and First Aid; Assisting WIth Minor Surgery; Assisting With Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation

Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment
Nutrition and Special Diets; Principles of Pharmacology; Drug Administration; Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing; X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology


Certified Patient Care Tech –CPCT

Duration: five (5) days

(Plus optional 3 week online self-study)



A PCT works alongside nurses, doctors, as well as other healthcare professionals to help provide quality patient care. PCTs oftentimes will have more contact with patients than anyone else.  In hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities they tend to work assisting patients with tasks that they are unable of doing for themselves. This may include: taking a bath, brushing teeth, getting out of bed, eating, etc. In short, a PCT is a CNA who also has Medical Assistant training. Therefore, they have a considerably broad skill-set that includes phlebotomy and ekg and are capable of performing a multitude of tasks. PCTs tend to work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, clinics, etc. Our PT program is only five days.







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Medical Career Specialists

Most Other Programs

Length

5 DAYS. (Plus 3 weeks online access for optional advance self-study)

10-12 MONTHS

Lab Fees

Included

Not included

Materials, supplies, books, resources, etc.

Included

Not Included. (Usually an additional fee)

Accredited

Yes

Sometimes

Leads to Certification

Yes. Always.

Usually not

On-site Certification Testing

Yes. Always.

Usually not

Program Pre-requisites

Yes

No

Background in Healthcare

Required. (In most cases)

Not required

Class Sizes

5-10 Students

20+ Students

Certification Exam Pass Rate

More than 95%

Less than 35%

Student Employment Rate

More than 85%

Less than 25%

Cost

$1,999*

$25,000-$40,000

*Special pricing applies for those who are currently working as a Patient Care Technician  or have completed an accredited PCT training program.

How do other programs compare to ours? They don’t. See for yourself:

Patient Care Technician Duration: five (5) days