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Medical Assisting

This library guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Medical Assisting courses.

Topic Overview



A Medical Assistant is defined as:


                 "One who assists a qualified physician in an office or other clinical setting, performing administrative and technical tasks as delegated and in accordance with state laws governing medical practice. The administrative tasks include those of a secretary, receptionist, or bookkeeper; the clinical include checking vital signs, height, and weight, and performing laboratory tests."


Image: (n.d.). In American Medical and Dental Institute. Retrieved from

Text: medical assistant. (n.d.) Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing. (2012). Retrieved November 29 2016 from

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