The medical specialty that deals with the causes of diseases that affect the body and study tissues and cell, body fluids, and actual organs to assist in diagnosilng the patient's ailments is called
Medical assistants who are interested in learning more about disorders of the skin should apply for employment with a(n):
The organization that is a clearinghouse for information and statistics associated with healthcare is:
The organization that is committed to research and delivery of needed drugs and medical supplies to various areas of the world is the:
A person who manages systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements of the healthcare delivery system is called a(n):
health information administrator
Which allied health professional works with a physician who specializes in the care of the eye?
Ophthalmic medical technician
What type of registered nurse has advanced training to diagnose and treat common illnesses
How did the studies of the ancient Greek physicians influence the progress of medicine during the period of history known as the Dark Ages?
They discouraged further study because Hippocrates and Galen were considered to be the final authorities on matters of medicine
Which healthcare professional is trained to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician?
The term chemotherapy refers to which of the following medical procedures?
Treatment of diseases with injection of chemicals into the body to destroy microorganisms
The allied health specialist who performs ultrasound diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a physician is called a(n):
diagnostic medical sonographer
A medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the eye is called an:
Which of the following physicians are trained to find pressure points and weight distribution problems, and care of the feet?
Which statement best describes the main difference between the DO and the MD?
The DO places more emphasis on the relationship of musculoskeletal structure to the function of organs and tissues within the body
Smallpox, among other diseases, used to be pandemic. This means that it was
caught by many of the people who lived in a given country
What would be the best way for new medical assistant graduates to become good team players in the medical office?
Show consideration and appreciation of each member of the staff
A recent graduate of a comprehensive medical assisting training program could apply for all of the following positions except:
physical therapy assistant
Which quality in a medical assistant is most likely to promote positive relations in the medical office?
Sincere interest in patient welfare
Which of the following skills would not be an appropriate expectation of the competent medical assistant?
Diagnosing common patient symptoms
Continuing educational units are important because they:
keep the medical assistant up to date with new techniques and information
Which of the following are important to remember during an externship?
Never handle drugs or money without permission
Which statement is true regarding the status of students during the externship, as compared with that of regular employees?
Students are expected to perform under the same professional standards as regular employees.
You are beginning your externship in a large office that has three medical assistants. What is the best way to learn about your job responsibilities?
Ask for a job description and clear directions for daily activities
Which of these careers could not be entered as a result of medical assistant training?
Respiratory therapy assistant
The main benefits from externships and internships are experienced by the:
externship site and the medical assistant extern
Which is not a good reason for becoming an active member of a medical assisting professional organization?
Ensuring fair pay by asking others about their salaries
Because medical assistants are key public relations representatives for the physicians for whom they work, it is critical that medical assistants never
tell patients who are ill that they have an excellent chance for recovery
Medical assistants may perform electrocardiography and prepare patients for x-ray examinations.
If a medical assistant has a conflict with a co-worker, he or she should first
go to the person with whom he or she has an issue
Corresponding in size, amount, extent, or degree and equal in measure is the definition for:
Which of the following statements about professionalism is not true?
Student medical assistants are naturally professional on the externship even if they are not professional at school
When medical assistants are able to adapt to various situations, they are considered to be:
Which of the following statements is not true regarding goal setting?
Celebrating should be delayed until the last goal is reached
The mental and emotional condition, enthusiasm, loyalty, or confidence of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand is called:
In some cases, it is acceptable for the medical assistant to share personal difficulties with patients.
When patients have a problem, they should be referred to the person who knows the most about that particular situation
Medical assistants should never trade or rotate their duties, even with the permission of the office manager.
Talk, widely disseminated opinion with no discernible source, or a statement that is not known to be true is called
Personal baggage does not ever interfere with the medical assistant's ability to perform job duties