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An information session for the clinical medical assisting program will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4, at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus.

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Clinical Medical Assisting Program information session announced

Penn State Lehigh Valley's Department of Continuing Education will hold an information session for its clinical medical assisting program at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4. The program begins Oct. 16. The information session will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley.

  • Clinical Medical Assisting
    The Clinical Medical Assisting program is a 140-hour program, with an optional 160-hour clinical externship, designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

For more information, visit lehighvalley.psu.edu/clinical-medical-assisting-program or contact Diane McAloon at dmcaloon@psu.edu or 610-285-5066.