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 Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG), medical assistants are mostly utilized in direct patient care.
This website offers details on various opportunities for medical assistants at Vanderbilt and in the community. In the community, Vanderbilt has affiliation agreements with local colleges to provide learning opportunities for medical assistants who are in training. As employees at Vanderbilt, medical assistants are encouraged to excel in their chosen profession and are given opportunities to be the best medical assistants possible.
Vanderbilt has pre-purchased American Medical Technologists (AMT) exam vouchers for MAs who are preparing to take their certification exam. By using this system, Vanderbilt MAs will not have to pay money out-of-pocket prior to taking their exam.
To be eligible for a voucher, Medical Assistants must make a request through their manager and commit to submitting their application to AMT by July 1st and to taking the exam by Octoboer 1, 2014.