WCCC Medical Assisting students receive valuable hands-on experience

January 27, 2022

During the fall semester, WCCC Medical Assisting students were fortunate to be taught by one of our area’s leading healthcare professionals, Anne Perry, Family Nurse Practitioner.  Anne taught the Clinical Procedures course at the college.  Through her years of experience, she was able to share her wealth of knowledge and love in helping people.  Anne planned a final project for students that took them through a medical office visit.  Cindy Moholland, Medical Assisting Instructor, played the role of patient, while Anne observed the students in the observation room of WCCC’s new lab. The new lab and classrooms provide students with a simulated clinical work classroom by use of patient simulators, classroom role playing and case studies. Additional clinical work will be performed on real patients in a practicum/internship setting.

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical duties in ambulatory care settings such as clinics, physician’s offices, walk-in clinics, and specialty practices.  Duties include but are not limited to, preparing exam room, obtaining vital signs, greeting, and scheduling patients, patient referrals, administering medications, and obtaining patient specimens. The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting is an Accredited Associate Degree Program.

For more information about WCCC’s Medical Assisting program, please contact WCCC at 454-1000 or email the college admissions department at admissions@wccc.me.edu