The Medical-Pharmacy Assistant program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in working in a health care setting – both pharmaceutical and medical offices and/or practices – where a substantial component of skills required are common to a variety of medical, pharmaceutical, and specialist professions.
The Medical Office Assistant specialized areas and common medical and office portions of this program provide the skills and knowledge to be a well-qualified, practicing medical office assistant (MOA) through training in medical terminology, communications, office and clinical procedures, billing and electronic health records, transcription, and keyboarding.
In addition, the program fosters the development of interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and the communication skills necessary to function professionally in a medical environment. Medical office (administrative) assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical clinics, and other medical settings.
The pharmacy portion of the program prepares students for an exciting and challenging career as a pharmacy assistant. Students gain the technical, clerical, and medical skills to offer essential support to pharmacists and a clear understanding of the roles of pharmacists and others in the pharmacy profession and the pharmaceutical industry.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.