Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Academy


Medical Assistants provide administrative and clinical support in a variety of health care settings for patients. This program is a combination of formal education and clinical experience to prepare students to have a competitive edge as an entry-level Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).  


9 months


December 15, 2017


The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program offers a premium education with experiential learning to train students as highly-skilled medical assistants in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health organizations. This curriculum  is designed for full-time students  which include a built-in externship within a Jefferson University Physician Ambulatory practice for 12 weeks.

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Academy program will cover the following:

  • Administrative Procedures
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Psychology
  • Telehealth

Upon completion of courses, graduates will take the Certified Clinical  Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association. Credits earned through this program are applicable to a bachelor’s degree.

Application Process

The application for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program is now live.   

Application fee: $50.00. The fee is non-refundable.
Tuition fee: $12,000
Spring application deadline: December 15th, 2017
Spring start date: April 16th, 2017

Minimum Requirement:
10th grade math and reading level

TABE testing is required and if needed, a basic skills review program is required starting January 2018.  

Contact Us

Patricia Christaldi, CCMA, CPC
Program Director
Phone: (215) 503-1111

Jasmine Lee, M.A.
Admissions Counselor
Phone: (215) 503-4402