2012 Medical Assistant-SLO

2012 Medical Assistant-SLO







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2012
# of Grads: 34

Source: Student

# of Responses: 15

Program: Medical Assistant
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
15 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

What would you change about this program?

15 100.00%

0

0

I liked how fast paced and hands on it was.
The instructors are absolutely thorough and helpful.
I liked the small class size. I also liked that we basically just had two
teachers. It made it seem like we were all working together
(classmates and teachers) to make sure everyone was up to pace
with the learning material before moving on!
I liked the hands on and being able to practice many times befor we
went out and did our clinicals.
Based on the curriculum for this program I feel that I have achieved
the learning outcome and will be able to successfully pass the
certification exam
How ready the teachers got the students for clinicals.
I loved the teachers in the program! They are awesome and so
caring. They generally care about each and every student as if they
were their own child. I felt so comfortable having to talk to them about
any issues I had. They are some of the best teachers I have ever had.
The instructors. Both Margy and Julie were extremely knowledgeable
in the subject.
I really loved the instrutors. They were will to help you out even when
you were not successful on the frist attempt on checking out of tasks
we needed to do.
I loved that we performed skills on each other including phlebotomy.
As a student entering the clinical site people were impressed that we
already knew how to do that skill so well. I thank Julie for doing that.
I liked how the instructors taught us everything we needed to know in
getting us ready for clinicals and for entry level MA jobs.
I like this program because it is long enough to get competencies
done but short enough that students didn't get weary.
The instructors were wonderful & I learned so much from them.
The hands on experience
I loved the knowledge of the teachers. There wasn't anything they
taught or told us that wasn't helpful towards our career.

0
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

I would change the fast pace. Sometimes I felt like I could have
learned materials and certain chapters more if more time could have
been spend on them.
I wouldn't change anything.
nothing
The length of the program. Its doable, but very fast paced and its
hard to work to make money to pay your bills when all you do is worry
about school and all the tests and homework!

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Use effective communication skills.

15 100.00%

0

0

I would start with injections during the first semester to gain more
comfort and practice with the needles. And knowing the
drugs/gague's/lengths better.
I would change the fact that all of the clinicals are at the end of the
year. Maybe if it was required to get some job shadows done in
different departments, then students wouldn't be completely terrified
to start clinicals.
I would change the books. I think the VMO was a waste of time. I
understand they want to try and get more hands on on doing stuff.
But that book was not very helpful and was a waste of money.
The only thing I would change is putting more emphasis on
injections, or at least reviewing injections completely and praciticing
before we went out to clinicals.
Nothing.
If I could change one thing it would be the time that we are out at the
rural clinics. I definitely learned more within the first couple weeks in
La Crosse than I did in the rural setting. There are less patients and
less of a variety of cases. I could have gotten more out of the clinics
in La Crosse and spend less money on gas.
I wouldn't change anything.
I would make clinical throughout the experience and not completely
smashed in at the end of the program.
WE need to focus more on Professional developement and not just
learning skills. There were too many racist comments from fellow
students and this is not the field to be entering with personal
judgements so more focus on diversity and white privelege so that
those barriers can be broken. Ear washing should be taught as a
competency since that skill is performed a lot in clinicals. Evaluations
should be used for personal/professional growth and development
NOT as a graded assignment for points since some evaluators never
give students 3's!
The class time could have been cut down we got the information we
needed and had time left over that I felt we could of been done a
hour early some days.
Nothing I can think of.

0
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

I feel at the end of my clinicals I am having a hard time getting a hold
of my instructor. I had to email the other to get any sort of reply from
the other. Kind of frustrating.
I believe I used effective communication skills with my teachers and
fellow students. If something was wrong, or I didn't understand, I
asked for help.
Yes I think I was able to communicat very will when doing clinicals.
Instructors should give students more professional feedback before
they enter clinicals so that they can improve on personal skills ahead
of time.
Yes, I believe I have used effective communication skills.
I really enjoyed the friendships I have gained in this program. I also
really like doing the work of an MA. I feel we get the right mix of
patient care and using other skills we have learned.
Yes, I believe I am ready to become a Medical Assistant. I have
achieved a lot of knowledge from the teachers and experiences.

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Outcome
Apply mathematical concepts.

Yes
15 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

15 100.00%

15 100.00%

0

0

0

0

Not sure.
This was fine.

Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

Yes I feel very strong I can do the math problems.
This was fine.
Yes, I have had to convert measurements and double check dosages
of medications.

I loved the dicussions we had in class. I loved that we really got in to
some topics that were very intresting.
Yes, I have had many situations in which I need to think critically.
No we should do more scenarios and what we would do in those
sitations.

0

0

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

14

93.33%

1

6.67%

0

0
Yes
Yes

No

Use technology effectively.

14

93.33%

1

6.67%

0

I feel that I have and will be using this in the realy world.
Yes, I have been given the experiences to work with many diverse
populations and I really have liked that. It makes the day a lot more
interesting and enjoyable.
Developing empathy is a skill that is nessesary in order to value
diversity. It should be taught as a course!

0
Yes

No

This was fine. Would have like some more up to date equipment and
supplies in practicing but I understand the college runs on a budget.
Epic was a little rough at first but I am now using it more effectively
and efficiently.
Need more work with EMR

Yes

Uh, not really applicable.

Yes

Yes

The curriculum adequately covered this material but I think there
could have been more practice for competencies to effectively
complete the administrative functions.
Boring, but necessary.

Yes

Doing the procedures was the most fun!

Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

Perform medical office administrative
functions.

15 100.00%

15 100.00%

0

0

0

0

0

0

Provide patient care in accordance with
regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.

15 100.00%

0

0

0

Perform medical laboratory procedures.

15 100.00%

0

0

0

Monday, November 18, 2013

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result

Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare
setting.

15 100.00%

0

0

0

Demonstrate safety and emergency practices
in a healthcare setting.

15 100.00%

0

0

0

0

Feedback

0

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, November 18, 2013

208

99.05%

2

0.95%

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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