Branford Hall Externship Brochure
Most Branford Hall programs include externships, providing students with "real-world" experience. Gaining this experience can help you secure your desired position within your career field.
Are you someone who likes to help others? Have you always wanted to work in a medical setting? If so, you may want to consider Branford Hall's Medical Assistant program.
As a professional medical assistant, you can develop meaningful relationships with both patients and doctors. Medical assistants are the link between doctors and patients, and they help to keep the daily functions of medical offices running smoothly.
Medical assistants are needed in a wide range of office and clinical settings, from hospitals and outpatient centers to private practices or surgical centers.
If you want to be an important part of a professional medical team, then the Professional Medical Assistant Program at Branford Hall Career Institute may be the program for you.
- A Day in the Life
- Measure and record patients' vital signs
- Take down patients' medical histories
- Discuss procedures with patients and offer reassurance
- Prepare patients for examinations
- Sterilize medical equipment and instruments
- Provide assistance to physicians during examinations
- Collect and process lab specimens
- Perform phlebotomies (blood draws)
- Administer EKGs
- Handle the preparation and administration of medications
- Share information with patients about medications and special diets
- Authorize refills for prescriptions
- Remove surgical sutures
- Remove and reapply dressings
At Branford Hall, you will learn the skills you need to be a medical assistant. Here are some of the daily duties you might have: