MA Study Guide
You’ve decided that you want to become a Certified Medical Assistant, great! Now you might be wondering which topics should you study for, what information is it that you really need to learn and familiarize yourself with. As a rule of thumb, your medical assistant certification training program should prepare you in the following areas:
- Keyboarding and computer applications
- Human anatomy, physiology, and pathology
- Medical terminology
- Recordkeeping and accounting
- Coding and insurance processing
- Laboratory techniques
- Administrative procedures
- Clinical and diagnostic procedures
- Medication administration
- First aid
- Office practices
- Patient relations
- Medical law and ethics
Medical Assistant Certification Study Resources
Below you will find great resources to get you started with your medical assistant certification studies.
- We recommend you buy a Medical Assistant Certification Preparation Book in order to get started with your studies.
- Another good starting point is this AAMA – Medical Assistant Certification Examination Content. Here you will find relevant information sorted by categories and topics.
- The AAMA aslo has two practice exams you can take: Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. You can find more information on the official AAMA website.
- The AMT website has a host of useful resources including handbooks, content outline and reference materials.
- The following two books are also great resources:
As with anything else in life, you can make use of the usual suspects (we’re talking about Google and Wikipedia of course). If you’re a bit more traditional you can also go to your local library. And, last but not least, if you are attending an MA program you may find great certification training material and study guides there. Make sure you ask your teachers and advisors to see if they have any resources you could use.
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