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This course has lectures one day a week on Saturdays for 14 weeks. It is designed to allow the student to maintain family obligations or work commitments.
Our goal is to prepare students to go from the classroom to the workplace quickly by providing them with the hands-on training needed to work in a simulated dermatology clinical setting. It is the objective of the Academy to provide training that focuses solely on the fundamental skills and knowledge required to work in a healthcare setting.
Prepare students to go from classroom to the workplace quickly and efficiently by providing them with hands on training on basic dermatology terminology. Greeting and welcoming patients to the practice. Students will learn duties that include how to take vitals scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling appointments as needed. Assisting patients to fill out information forms. Preparing patients’ charts and daily schedules for the derm staff. Updating patient records and documenting recent treatments and procedures. Scheduling follow-up appointments.
After completion the Dermatology Clinical Assistant course, students will have experience and understanding in the following: providing excellent patient service and hospitality to our patients and guests through the smooth and efficient operations of the clinical services. Greet patients, always with a smile, and provide them your full attention. In a tranquil, personable demeanor coordinate clinical flow and provide assisting services to general and cosmetic dermatology providers by gathering health histories, scribing encounters, answering queries, educating patients, managing pharmacy and physician requests, and triaging phone calls.
The Dermatology Clinical Assistant Program is 14 weeks long, 200 clock hours (84 classroom lecture hours, and 116 clinical hours).
Class lecture hours are on a Saturday schedule.
Clinical training hours are to be scheduled and completed Wednesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Days and times are optional.
Students must be at least 18 years old or older, and have a high school diploma or GED.
Lecture portions of the course are held in the administrative areas and classroom setting which are equipped with multimedia equipment and seats 10 -18 comfortably. Students will review slides and ask questions as needed.
Hands on training portions of each class will be held in a front office setting in an actual practice giving the student hands on instruction in a functioning dental practice.
Instructors will divide students into groups and rotate those groups to role play various roles and responsibilities of the dermatology assistant.