MA 197: Externship/Practicum Seminar

Class Program
Credits 1 Lecture Hours 11

This class enhances the students’ abilities and work-based learning at the externship site. Students will review important topics by applying concepts acquired in the clinical area. Students will share information, procedures and experiences in different medical settings with other students. Visitation to medical facilities will be a component of this course.


Passing score for the American Medical Technologist national certification examination and instructor permission; minimum final grade of 2.0 in MA 116, HED 123, HED 160, and FAD 150. Must be taken concurrently with MA 195.

Must be concurrently enrolled in any remaining (no more than one) general education course from the Medical Assistant Certificate (ENGL& 101, PSYC& 100, or CMST& 220).



Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Complete the Evaluation forms schedule
  2. Demonstrate professional workplace behaviors
  3. Complete an externship as a Medical Assistant Trainee
Institutional Outcomes

IO1 Communication: Students will be able to demonstrate clear, effective communications with patients and members of the healthcare team in a variety of structured settings.
IO2 Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills: Students will demonstrate professional attitude and behavior when caring for patients and collaborating with other health care professionals at all times.

Course Content Outline
  1. Student externship responsibility standards
  2. Uniform Policy
  3. Employer criteria
  4. Washington State Law
Department Guidelines

All immunizations must be up to date. Current physical must be on file with department. Students must pass WSP and national background check. Students must pass 5 panel drug screen. Required to maintain current BLS CPR.

PO4, PO5, and PO6 should be assessed.