You can become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by passing the exam given by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Certification will give you a professional edge in the health care industry. To pass the examination, you must be able to study, and some online resources can help you. These are ideal resources to use if you're unsure of the material.

Study through the American Association of Medical Assistants. It has online resources to help you study. On the website, you can review the content outline for the exam, test your knowledge on medical terminology and anatomy and request membership with AAMA. With membership, you'll have access to more resources and a connection with other students.

Visit the Advanced Medical Assistant website. It has resources to help you brush up on your knowledge for the CMA exam. You can take the medical assistant review, take self-assessments and use the XTerm medical dictionary or medical spell checker to test your knowledge on medical terminology.

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Visit the Dr. Keti website for additional online resources. At this website, there are online resources on biology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, histology and hematology. There are online case studies, videos and activities you can take to practice for the exam.

Use the Medline Plus Medical Dictionary website as a reference. Look up medical terms you are unsure of. Take the tutorial on understanding medical terminology as well. It also has a library, encyclopedia and other online resources you can study.

Find anatomy and physiology videos and study aides. A video can help you remember the organs, structures, muscles, bones and joints of the body. Bio Alive and Free Ed are both great resources. You can watch the videos and take activities afterward.


  • Break down your studying into increments. Study medical terminology for an hour; take a break and study anatomy and physiology for an hour. You don't want to cram all the material into one session.

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Based in Massachusetts, Chanel Adams has been writing since 2009. Her work has been published by the "Lowell Sun,", Coed Media and other print and online publications. She has knowledge in fashion, careers, health, education, computers and electronics. Adams has an Associate of Science in administrative medical assisting from San Joaquin Valley College.