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scope of practice questions!?

Hi,I had my first class with the Director of the Medical Assisting program yesterday, and she went over like a checklist that students should hsve completed before we do our externships. When she was going over it, it said stuff about taking a rectal temperature (idk how in school lol?) also, she said that I will have to go with the Radiologic Technology students sometime (I ws a former RT student and really dont like the idea of seeing most of those people again especially faculty since I feel that I got a failing grade in Clinical when I dont think I should of. I however got no lower than an 85 on all my exams, they were mostly in the 90's. I was just wondering is this all the regular stuff CMA'S do? Does a CMA always draw blood?

Your Professional Title/Credentials: student

Are You Still In School? yes

Are You Working? yes

Re: scope of practice questions!?

It varies on the job. The ortho doc I worked for had us send everything to the lab down the hall, so we never drew blood. But I know class mates who are in family medicine, they draw all the time.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: CMA (AAMA)