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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Education

Medical Assistant University

Become a Medical Assistant!

Exclusively for ChristianaCare Caregivers

Have you thought about going back to school to become an allied health professional? Qualified ChristianaCare employed caregivers have the chance to explore a new profession and be paid to earn their certificate as a Medical Assistant through a partnership with the ChristianaCare Medical Group and Delaware Technical Community College. Earn college credits that can transfer to advanced education and begin a whole new career as a Medical Assistant with the ChristianaCare Medical Group in as little as 6 months.

Eligibility: 

  • Current ChristianaCare employee in good standing with at least one-year service.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Ability to use computer applications and systems.
  • Passion for learning & the Medical Assistant career.

*Caregivers with previous accredited medical assistant education and/or certification are not eligible.

Gain Experience in:

Administrative duties

  • Answering phone calls
  • Greeting patients
  • Establishing/Maintaining patient EHR
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Filling out insurance forms
  • Arranging patients for additional services

Clinical tasks

  • Taking medical histories
  • Performing quality control procedures
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Assisting doctor or advanced practitioner during exams, diagnostic procedures and treatments
  • Collecting and prepare lab specimens
  • Performing basic lab tests
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Preparing and administering medicines as directed by practitioner
  • Drawing blood

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: Guided by our values, a Medical Assistant or MA, is a medical professional who is responsible for working alongside physicians & advanced practitioners in outpatient & ambulatory facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.

A: Medical assisting is an awarding career but may not be the right career for everyone. The best Medical Assistants have very strong communication skills and customer service skills, are dependable, can handle high levels of stress, and are empathetic to patients and others. In addition, Medical Assistants must pay close attention to detail and have excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity. Finally, professional Medical Assistants must always have a strong level of integrity and self-control and the ability to be empathetic and courteous.

A: Medical assisting is an awarding career but may not be the right career for everyone. The best Medical Assistants have very strong communication skills and customer service skills, are dependable, can handle high levels of stress, and are empathetic to patients and others. In addition, Medical Assistants must pay close attention to detail and have excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity. Finally, professional Medical Assistants must always have a strong level of integrity and self-control and the ability to be empathetic and courteous.

A: Yes, the Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Medial Assisting Education Review Board.

A: Current ChristianaCare caregivers in good standing with one year of service & a high school diploma or equivalent. Excludes Caregivers with previous accredited medical assistant education or certification.

A: Caregivers must commit to 40 hours a week (full time status). Monday-Friday 8am-430pm with 30-minute lunch breaks. The program is time intensive and students will not be successful with absences deemed excessive.

A: Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC)

A: A national test proctored by DTCC that helps the college assess student readiness for introductory credit-bearing courses.

A: Yes, please visit https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice. Prep courses Date/Time to be announced.

A: Show college readiness in one of these ways:

• 3.0 (83%) or higher high school GPA (junior or senior transcript)
• SAT scores
• Passing Previous ACCUPLACER test results
• Enrollment in an International Baccalaureate (IB) program
• Enrollment in the Academic Challenge program
• Foundations of College English course (75 or higher) or Foundations of College Math course (77 or higher)
• A or B grade in AP English course
• A or B grade in AP math course
• A or B grade in Pre-Calculus or Calculus
• Previous college credit or degree

A: 36 credits.