At Vanderbilt, medical assistants are a vital part of the health care delivery team. Medical assistants are trained to work in various capacities, including front office duties and direct patient care. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and specifically in the Vanderbilt clnics, known collectively as Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG), medical assistants are mostly utilized in direct patient care.
The role of the medical assistant at Vanderbilt depends on the needs of the clinics. It is essential the medical assistant is certified or registered, depending on their chosen certifying organization from the five organizations VUMC approved certifying organizations.
Medical Assistants in all clinical areas at Vanderbilt deliver compassionate support, assist patients and their families and serve as patient liaisons. As employees at Vanderbilt, medical assistants are encouraged to excel in their chosen profession and are given opportunities to grow in health care and be the best medical assistants possible.