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  1. Thank you for the reply! As for the clinical experience, I have completed roughly 500 hours while volunteering as a medical assistant at a pediatricians office. I was able to take vitals, assist in bandaging and wound care, and load shots for the other staff to give. The doctor also allowed me to train with her medical students while she taught them how to administer vaccines on a dummy arm. The only problem was that I was not able to administer the shots, and I want to experience a field outside of pediatrics (work at a hospital or a large out patient clinic, for which I need a certification). Do you think my previous experience can help me in any way when it comes to landing a job in the bigger clinics, or would you recommend taking another medical assisting course which provides externships? Also, are you aware of any other online program that offers a medical assistant externship and which goes in-depth on hematology and EKGs? Once again, I really appreciate your reply
  2. Hi everybody, I am a current Pre-PA student and I have a couple of questions about online medical assistant courses. The course I am talking about in particular is U.S. Career Institute's Medical Assistant program. I came across this course and I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with this company, and if you have, how did you like it? This course is a lot cheaper than other courses in the area I live in (Bay Area), and seems like a good deal for the price. (My local CC is teaching a medical assistant course for over $2500 while this website charges about $1240 for the whole course plus textbooks) This program also has a 9.3 out of 10 star rating on Trustpilot, and everybody seems to be raving about it online. Another reason why I am interested in this program is because it has very flexible coursework which is great for my busy schedule. I would really appreciate it if somebody can advise me regarding this website, as I am still very new to the PA and medical world. Thank you in advance! ? Sameena
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