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Medical training courses available in six locations


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Educational Outreach hosts a variety of medical training and certification courses each year. These including training for those wishing to become pharmacy or phlebotomy technicians as well as clinical medical assistants.

Training courses for future pharmacy technicians will meet from 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 1, at the UT Martin Ripley Center and Sept. 25-Nov. 15 at the Jackson Center; from 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 20, at the McNairy County Center/Selmer; and from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Sept. 8-Dec. 15, at the Parsons Center.

The registration fee for this course is $1,199 per person, which includes textbooks and supplies. This course includes 50 hours of classroom instruction plus an 80-hour clinical experience, and will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s licensure exam.

Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs both by generic and brand names. Participants will learn about dosage calculations, IV flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement.

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A training course for future phlebotomy technicians will meet from 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 17, at the Somerville Center, and at the same time Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 13, at the UT Martin Ripley Center and Sept. 18-Dec. 11 on the main campus in Martin.

The registration fee for this course is $1,799 and includes textbooks and supplies. The program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

Classroom and lab work include terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, hands-on practice, and training techniques to perform puncture methods safely.
The National Healthcare Association certification exam is given at the end of class and is an additional $105 paid directly to the National Healthcare Association.

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A course for clinical medical assistants will be held from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Sept. 8, 2018-June 29, 2019, at the Ripley Center. Student tuition for the program is $2,599, which includes all supplies and textbooks.

This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, the cardiac lifestyle and technical aspects of phlebotomy. The course includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant national examination.

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Students who have completed farm work of any kind in the past two years may qualify for financial assistance through the Tennessee Opportunity Programs. For additional information and to find out if you qualify, contact Sherry Fowler, career manager, at 731-696-4860.

For specific course requirements or registration assistance, contact the UT Martin Office of Educational Outreach at 731-881-7104.


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