Medical Assisting Students Recognized at SRTC-Moultrie

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On Wednesday, April 27, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) recognized six graduating Medical Assisting students at a pinning ceremony at SRTC-Moultrie honoring their achievements.

Jasmine Robinson of Bainbridge, JaMonica Powell of Cairo, Kelly Strickland of Hahira, SaDonna Williams of Pelham, and Saralyn Harnage and Rachel Whiddon of Tifton received pins and small gifts in honor of their accomplishments.

Of these seniors, the program acknowledged the accomplishments of two students with additional recognition. Rachel Whiddon earned the Highest Degree-Level GPA Award, and SaDonna Williams earned the Highest Diploma-Level GPA Award.

Each of the graduating students completed multiple semesters of rigorous prerequisite and occupational coursework, including a series of clinical rotations at local medical offices. The students are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. This designation represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board of the AAMA.

The students joined Medical Assisting faculty in reciting the AAMA Medical Assistant Creed:
I believe in the principles and purpose of the protection of medical assisting. I endeavor to be more effective. I aspire to render greater service. I protect the confidence entrusted to me. I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people. I am loyal to my employer. I am true to the ethics of my profession. I am strengthened by compassion, courage, and faith.

The Medical Assisting program at SRTC trains students for administrative and clinical duties, primarily in physicians’ offices or clinics. Clinical skills include taking vital signs, obtaining medical histories, performing basic lab tests, sterilizing instruments, administering medications, and assisting the physician. Administrative skills include answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing medical and insurance reports, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services.

The College offers both degree and diploma educational tracks. The Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).For more information about the Medical Assisting program, please contact Sherry Harrison at SHarrison@southernregional.edu.

SRTC offers over 130 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 28 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.

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