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How to Choose a Dental Assistant Program

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A dental assistant program provides the education you will need to join the growing career field of dental assisting. While any dental assisting school may offer a baseline acceptable dental assistant program, it's vital to select the school that can help you succeed in the dental industry. Here's how you can make the best choice for your dental assisting career: 1. The faculty at American College for Medical Careers bring many years' experience to the classroom to share their in-depth knowledge of dental practice with their medical assisting students. 2. Hands-on Opportunities. Guided by ACMC's tenured professors, our dental assistant students receive the benefit of hands-on experience before they become employed. This equips them with the confidence they need to provide superlative dental assisting. 3. Well-rounded Education. Of course, dental…
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How to Choose the Right Medical Assistant Program: Find the Degree that Fits You

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Interested in a Medical Assistant program? Expanded medical coverage and aging Baby Boomers have increased demand for medical care workers to fill these vital roles. Physicians rely upon medical assistants to help manage patient care and increase efficiency. Medical assistants also lay a good foundation in healthcare, increasing their readiness to pursue more advanced education. Kinds of Medical Assisting Programs Students take medical assisting programs either online or as traditional, hands-on training. Some medical assistant programs offer a combination of online and in-person classes. Online or Hybrid Medical Assistant Programs These medical assisting classes take place totally or partly online. Remote classes can save commuting time and help students work around family and employment responsibilities. But online classes do not have the depth of traditional medical assistant programs. While gaining…
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Medical Assisting as a Career

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Medical assistants are an important part of a doctor’s practice Can you picture yourself working in the field of healthcare? Of the many different types of jobs in healthcare, the job of a medical assistant is one that can be trained for in a short amount of time, offering job seekers a fast way to get into the healthcare industry. What is a medical assistant? A medical assistant is an entry level job that supports healthcare teams. As a medical assistant, you would be responsible for routine tasks, such as taking a patient’s vital signs, entering health histories into patient records, collecting specimens, and handling administrative matters such as scheduling appointments. Taking care of these basic tasks allows the doctors and other team members to perform the specialized responsibilities they…
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Dental Assisting Students Get Industry Tips on Professionalism

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A recent guest speaker emphasized this essential aspect of the profession from the employers’ perspective On Monday, February 26, all ten Dental Assisting students at the American College for Medical Careers in Orlando had the benefit of a presentation from a professional in the field. Jean Carlos is the Office Manager at Advanced Esthetic Dentistry in Orlando. He spent nearly an hour and a half with the students at ACMC, making a PowerPoint presentation as well as answering questions. The biggest theme he emphasized was how essential it is that students present themselves in a professional manner, and what is required to make a good impression right from the start. According to Katherine DeJesus, one of the instructors in ACMC’s Dental Assistant program, students were especially interested in what Mr.…
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Should You Become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist?

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Getting career training could be your next step Are you a high school senior, trying to figure out your next step in life? Are you someone who is looking for a career change? Are you underemployed and looking for a new direction? If you fit this description, then getting career-focused training may be a good option for you. Career-focused training offers many different career choices. This article looks at one career option in particular: How to become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. This career choice may be a good match for you if: You like the idea of an office job in a professional setting You would like to work in the healthcare field You are detail-oriented and conscientious You want a short-term training program that can be completed…
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Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies

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These shortcuts to healthy eating are a great way to celebrate National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food”—which is about gaining more nutrients but also saving money. One way to improve your diet is to increase your vegetable intake. Almost everyone could benefit from more veggies on a daily basis. Even vegetarians often rely more on carbs and starches than the nutrient-rich vegetables that give our bodies and brains the vitamins they need to function throughout the day. Lots of us are looking for ways to lose weight without a gimmick, and focusing on eating more vegetables does your weight a favor, since you’ll be filling up on nutritious foods that are less dense in calories. You’re also likely…
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Dental Assisting Students Practice Their Interview Skills

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Mock interviews provide students the chance to work on presenting themselves as professionals Chyd Verdier, a student in the Dental Assisting program discusses her qualifications with Jannia Louidor, Externship Coordinator in a mock job interview. These mock job interviews are a great opportunity for students to practice and also receive valuable feedback on their performance. Orlando, FL: On Monday, February 12, the Career Services staff at the American College for Medical Careers (ACMC) helped students in the Dental Assisting program in Orlando to hone their interview skills. These 30-­ to 40-minute mock interview sessions gave students the opportunity to try out how they would speak about themselves professionally in an interview situation. This experience is helping them prepare for the “meet and greet” conversations they will be having with potential…
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Sample Job Interview Questions for Medical Assistants

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Practice these questions to get ready for the big day Are you in a medical assistant training program and getting ready to enter the job market? One of the most important steps in the hunt for a job is getting comfortable with a job interview. Nearly everyone feels nervous before a job interview. That’s only natural. One of the keys to overcoming your nerves is to prepare for your interview ahead of time. The more prepared you are, the calmer you will feel. Here are some sample job interview questions for medical assistants who are new to the field. Finding a medical assistant job with no experience on your resume can be tricky. But if you apply to entry level positions and answer the questions with honesty and confidence, you…
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ACMC Students Benefit from On-Campus Presentations

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Recent events include an expert speaker on public health as well as an in-depth look at upcoming externships Students at the American College for Medical Careers (ACMC) in Orlando work hard in their classes to learn more about their chosen profession, whether it’s Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, or Dental Assisting. But the school also offers a range of other opportunities for them to expand their understanding of the medical field. Two recent events provided valuable context for students to bring with them as they prepare to enter the working world. An expert’s overview of public health Jack Tracy, M.Ed. a Biological Scientist and Epidemiology Surveillance Specialist for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County was invited to speak to our students about Public Health. The hour-long presentation…
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Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude Towards School

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Follow these tips if you want enjoy your school experience as well as succeed Are you someone who sees the glass as half empty? Being negative can drain the fun out of social situations, but it can also take a toll on your performance at school. If you want to do the best in your classes, and make the most out of your schooling, set your sights on what’s going well. All it takes is a little practice. Follow these suggestions, and you’ll find your time in school can be more meaningful and enjoyable. Here’s how: Give yourself points for resilience Hanging in there with challenges is not easy. When you have a class or a subject that you find difficult, stick with it and get the help you need.…
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