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A department of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

Certified Medical Assistant Program

Interested in becoming a (CMA) Certified Medical Assistant?  


Sarah Bush Lincoln is partnering with Lake Land College to provide a Medical Assistant Bridge program. This program is for qualified SBL Certified Nursing Assistants who have been employed a minimum of 480 hours, and will prepare graduating students to function in the role of a Certified Medical Assistant. Please submit your completed application to Tracey McCord by July 1, 2022.

Students who successfully complete the course will be trained to serve as a liaison between the physician and the patient. Certified Medical Assistants are skilled healthcare employees using their knowledge in clinical and administrative areas to include:
    • billing and coding
    • maintaining medical records
    • completing basic clinical assessments
    • recording vital signs
    • preparing patients for examinations
    • collecting blood specimens
    • performing basic laboratory tests
    • preparing and administering medications
    • assisting physicians with treatments and minor procedures

CMA Program Registration Materials

   Tracey McCord, MSN, BA, RN, NPD-BC
   Professional Development Coordinator
   217-238-4987 or