Medical Assistants


Medical Assistant Internship

What Will I Do for My Medical Assistant Internship?

Internships for medical assistants may vary. The students initially shadow other medical assistants and front desk staff interacting with patients. Over the length of the internship, the supervisor may give the learner some tasks to complete as per the need of the agency. They may also discuss all types of duties of the medical assistants and go over any questions the student has.

Interns work with patients under the supervision of the Office Manager. Throughout the day, the intern may check in with the Office Manager to get feedback, ask questions, and go over the intern’s recommendations for each patient.

How Long Will My Internship Last?

The length of a student’s pre-professional experience program varies depending on the school’s requirements, the employer’s needs, and the degree level. Depending on the specific area, an internship can last between six months and two years. It also depends on the requirements of student’s school to earn internship credit.

Will I Get Paid for my Internship?

Typically, internships do not pay students because the learner is observing more than working. However, students may be able to use financial aid while enrolled in an internship. This is something the student will need to find out on their own.

Will I Get Academic Credit for My Internship?

Schools that require students to complete an internship usually give college credit for the experience. Often, students must turn in regular assignments to a supervising professor to get the college credit they need. Other times, the learner only has to show proof of attendance. 

How Will My Internship Help Me?

Not only do medical assistants need to understand how a medical office works, but they must also know how to build trusting relationships with each patient. Because professional interpersonal skills are difficult to teach in a classroom setting, students are given the opportunity to hone them in internships. Furthermore, these experiences allow learners to see what happens behind the scenes, which helps to smooth the transition from school work to a professional role. Internships also help students gain professional contacts in addition to offering clarification regarding which medical field students want to spend their careers in. 

How do I apply to the Internship with OPA Behavioral Health?

Please email student’s Resume and request to: info@orlandopa.com. Pls include name of student, name of the school, the number of hours needed, indication if the school has Affiliation Agreement with OPA, and start/end date of internship. Pls call Silvana at 407-851-5121 ext. 714 for any inquiries.

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