Moultrie Medical Assisting Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

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Five students were recently recognized at a Medical Assisting pinning ceremony held at Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Moultrie Campus. These students completed one semester of prerequisite coursework as well as multiple semesters of rigorous occupational coursework, including a series of clinical rotations at local medical offices.

Haley Buck, Japonika Largent, Muriel Calderon, Veronica Luna, and Sunyea Edwards were all recognized for completing the requirements of the Medical Assisting program. Of these students, Haley Buck was recognized for earning the highest GPA in her class.

The students are 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 American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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.

Claudia Grooms, Associate Dean for the School of Health Sciences, commended and encouraged the graduating students, saying, “I want to thank our graduates for choosing Southern Regional Technical College. We are all honored to share in this celebration of your accomplishment. I know you worked hard and prepared well, and I wish you much continued success in your future.”

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 in Moultrie, please contact Jill Burnette at jburnette@southernregional.edu.