The Clinical Assistant Prep (CAP) program (150-hour program) will teach foundational knowledge and basic science in medical terminology, basic pharmacology and nutrition, and anatomy and physiology, clinical patient care in electrocardiography, phlebotomy, parenteral administration, point of care testing, assessment & management skills of the patient, and administrative tasks as it applies to a clinical medical assistant. The achievement of these skills will allow premed students to obtain an optional, successful volunteer-based internship (click here to learn more about clinical internships) in the clinical setting with direct patient care experience. All students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam in Clinical Medical Assisting (CMA) upon completion of the program and gain employment as a CMA. Our CMA certification exam pass rate is 97%. This course is a web-assisted course.
HSC Director, Colette Washington, developed this program in 2007 and the HSC team has been teaching this program for over 10 years with amazing success. It is the only program in the nation of its kind.
This program is offered every semester with 3 sections.
- Full-time section: 5 days, 8am-5pm each day; offered between school semesters
- Part-time section: Monday evenings for 10-weeks, 5:30pm – 9:30 pm (starting spring 2019)
- Part-time section: Tuesday evenings for 10-weeks, 5:30pm – 9:30 pm
- Part-time section: Wednesday evenings for 8-weeks, 5:30pm – 9:30 pm; no clinical internship component
- Part-time section: Thursday evenings for 10-weeks, 5:30pm – 9:30 pm
Seats are very limited each semester.
*Please note: The full-time (5 days) section is strictly for FSU MRU students and/or students who are classed as a Junior, Senior, or PostBac. You may be asked to provide documents showing that you meet this criteria.
FALL SEMESTER: (September 12 – November 7, 2018)
(This is the only section available with seats remaining for the fall)
WINTER SEMESTER: (December 17 – December 21, 2018)
SPRING SEMESTER: (February 4 – April 19, 2019)
**The Full-time section will be offered in December due to the holidays – see winter semester above.
**Summer 2019 early registration will open during the fall 2018 semester. Once you are placed on the waiting list you will be contacted for early registration by email and text message with a registration passcode.