Even if you have only recently begun your Medical Assisting course, it's never too early to start with your CMA exam prep. Here are some resources that will help you get started.
The two main ways of preparing are:
Online CMA Practice Exams
Taking practice tests on the web can be a lot of fun and they help you work out which areas you need to study more. Write down which questions you get wrong, and then spend a little extra time studying those areas. For example if you get most of the questions about body parts wrong, then study up on anatomy.
Flaschcards CMA & RMA Practice Test
This first practice test is a series of flashcards which you can try right now. Look at each card, work out what you think the answer is, then click on the card to see what the correct answer actually is. Then click on either the green 'Correct Cards' or red 'Incorrect Cards' button to keep your score. Be honest with your marking, and don't look up the answers online, because none of that will help you learn.
AAMA Practice Exams
You can't get a more reliable source than the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) when it comes to preparing for the Certified Medical Assistant exam. They have two excellent 50 question multiple choice tests:
Melanie Shearer's CMA Practice Exam
This has a quick 40 question multiple-choice practice test written by a qualified Medical Assistant Instructor. I'm embarrassed to say that I got 2 questions wrong on my first attempt - see if you can do better at tests.com/practice/medical-assistant-practice-test
CMA Preparation Books
Medical Assistant Exam: Preparation for the CMA and RMA Exams
This is an excellent book because not only does it have an entire chapter devoted to exam preparation and study techniques, but it also has a full practice test similar to the actual CMA exam.
And it contains several other useful chapters on Clinical Procedures, Administrative Procedures, and General MA Knowledge.
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If you have any questions about preparing for your exam please feel free to ask in the comments area below.