To study online for the Certified Medical Assistant exam, familiarize yourself with the subject areas included in the exam using the CMA Certification Examination Content Outline available on the American Association of Medical Assistants? website. Type keywords like ?medical assisting textbook publishers? when searching on the Web.
The CMA certification content outline helps test takers keep track of the topics they must study for the exam. It covers topics such as psychology, communication, professionalism, medical law and medical ethics. Other topics include risk management, quality assurance and safety, medical terminology, and medical reception. Along with the content outline, the AAMA also provides an online copy of the number and percentage of questions included in the certification exam based on major content areas.
Read the latest medical assisting publications that provide information about subject areas listed in the content outline. Then take review courses offered by an AAMA local chapter or an accredited medical assisting program.
While the AAMA does not provide practice exams or endorse practice tests offered by third-party publishers, it recommends that test takers use medical assisting study resources by searching online and communicating with educators, librarians and other qualified professionals. Aspiring medical assistants may also test their knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology by answering questions provided on the AAMA website.