Marlaine Zitkewicz, NRCMA, Medical Assistant Program Chair- Brecksville Campus
Meet Marlaine Zitkewicz, NRCMA, Medical Assistant Program Chair //Externship Coordinator at the Brecksville Campus. Marlaine believes Medical Assistants are the heart of any medical practice - they are the first and last staff member that a patient interacts with at an appointment. As a medical assistant, you have many different patients with different issues, but there is nothing more satisfying than being a part of that care.
Marlaine Zitewicz graduated from Akron Medical & Dental Institute nearly 3 decades ago. She did her externship in Urgent Care/Occupational Health and stayed in that specialty for over twenty years while moving up in the field. She has managed many different clinics in the Akron area and worked as a hospital credentialing provider.
Wanting to share this love of the field with new people and inspire them to start in the medical field, Marlaine jumped on the opportunity to work as medical assistant instructor. She loves watching that “light bulb” moment for students and knowing she has helped mold and inspire the next generation of medical assistants.
What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program
During the program, you take courses such as: Regulatory Issues in Health Information, Minor Surgical Procedures, and Administrative Procedures.
In these courses, you will learn about:
• The delivery of healthcare services; documentation of care; rights and responsibilities of providers, employees, payers, and patients in a healthcare context; and legal terminology pertaining to civil liability and the judicial and legislative processes
• Minor office surgical techniques with emphasis placed on surgical asepsis, infection control, preparation of the patient for minor surgery, informed consent, assisting with diagnostic procedures, postoperative care, and rehabilitative modalities
• The administrative activities of a medical office with emphasis on the roles of the healthcare team, effective communication skills, and medical record management; and the legal, ethical, and cultural aspects of healthcare
Path to Become a Medical Assistant
You could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. During the program, you will have the opportunity to complete a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting, giving you real-world experience before you even graduate. We are here to help you with the details like completing the enrollment process and connecting with local employers. The College even offers financial aid to those who qualify!
Stautzenberger’s Medical Assistant Graduate Program at a Glance
Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: blended
Link for Lead Instructor - Medical Assistant
Find out more about our Medical Assistant program today. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form on our website. We are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, navigating your financial aid options, finding a tutor, practicing your interviewing skills, connecting with local employers, and more. Have the courage to accomplish your academic and professional goals!
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