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MAP 603 - Employment Seminar

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students identify job opportunities, update resumes, compose cover letters and complete paper and online employment applications. Mock interviewing, guest speakers and application processes assist students in securing employment. Mandatory reporter training is also included.
Corequisite: MAP 624  
Competencies
  1. Report names of certifying/licensing entities for medical assistants
    1. State documentation needed for applying for certification/licenses
    2. Accurately fill out applications
    3. Describe continuing education requirement for CMA(AAMA) as well as Limited Radiography permits.
  2. Categorize steps involved in a job analysis and job search
    1. Identify the role of the CMA in medical specialty settings
    2. Research medical specialists currently hiring CMAs
    3. Identify skills that match job requirements
    4. Adjust resume and cover letter specific to hiring specialty
  3. Compose updated resume
    1. Write a clear and concise resume including all necessary information
    2. Select 3 professional references to include with resume
    3. Ensure resume is free from errors and that information is not repeated
    4. Target resume to specific job opportunity
  4. Create a cover letter
    1. State the required elements of a cover letter.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate format for a cover letter
  5. Construct a follow-up thank you letter
    1. State the benefits of writing a follow-up letter
    2. State appropriate information to be included in letter
    3. Explain who should receive the follow-up letter
  6. Demonstrate interviewing skills
    1. State appropriate appearance for an interview
    2. Demonstrate an appropriate hand shake and greeting
    3. Answer questions without hesitations or disclaimers
    4. Identify strengths and areas of improvement
    5. State 3 questions that are not legal for an interviewer to ask
    6. Develop 3 questions to ask the interviewer
  7. Obtain certification as a mandatory reporter for child and dependent adult abuse
    1. Participate in mandatory reporter training prior to summer term classes.
    2. Define dependent adult
    3. Define dependent adult abuse
    4. Define dependent child
    5. Define dependent child abuse
    6. Identify mandatory reporters
    7. Discuss issues of confidentiality relating to dependent adult and child abuse



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