Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Medical Assistant Back Office Internship


Prepare for employment as a clinical medical assistant in a doctor’s office, clinic, or health care center.  Learn anatomy, how to take vital signs, assist with exams and surgeries, administer medication, and venipuncture.  Internship is provided in doctors' offices and clinics.


  • Orientation and evaluation; safety
  • Ethical and legal considerations
  • Body structure and function
  • Medical terminology
  • Immediate and temporary care
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Medical records
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Medical/surgical asepsis
  • Pharmacology and medications
  • Physical examination
  • Office surgery
  • Electrocardiography
  • Laboratory skills
  • Specialized medical practice
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills


Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Student Testimonials

The internship was an amazing experience. You really got a feel of what the medical field is like. I enjoyed building a relationship with the patients and was able to help with whatever need they had. - Michelle

Some MA programs don’t offer hands-on training. I loved Coastline ROP’s program because we got to practice on each other. It was scary at first, but it came in super handy at the internship. - Patricia

Mrs. Castillo’s Medical Assistant Back Office Internship course gave me the skills to feel confident entering my internship. The course was engaging and very hands on. Mrs. Castillo is awesome. I highly recommend this course! - Jennifer

Great experience. Class time is well balanced between lecture and hands on time. - Pricilla

Being able to participate in the Medical Assistant Back Office Internship class was a joy. I loved that this class gave me a feel for how the medical field works. I would definitely recommend this class to others. - Natalie

This course was amazing. Not only do you learn the basics, but you build confidence as a medical assistant. I was hired at a dermatology office before the course was up! - Caitlin

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