SRTC Medical Assisting Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

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Medical Assisting Pinning - December 2015

Pictured left to right: Front row – Kristen Probert, Karla Palomares
Back Row – MA Program Director Elizabeth Peace, Deidre Ludden, DeJuan Morrow, Cedra Waldon, Rose Register, Kimberly Palomares, and MA Instructor Sharonda Murphy-Henton

Seven students were recognized during the December 3rd Medical Assisting pinning ceremony held at Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Tifton location. 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.

Kristen Probert of Rebecca, Karla Palomares of Norman Park, Deidre Ludden of Tifton, DeJuan Morrow of Tifton, Cedra Waldon of Moultrie, Rose Register of Tifton, and Kimberly Palomares of Norman Park were all recognized for completing the requirements of the Medical Assisting program.

“It is with great pride and honor that I pin the seven ladies who have completed all requirements of the Medical Assisting program at SRTC. This is one of the most community-oriented, selfless groups I have had the pleasure of teaching. I will borrow two lines from the American Association of Medical Assistants Creed to describe these ladies. First, ‘I aspire to render greater service’ and second, ‘I am strengthened by compassion, courage, and faith.’ They have volunteered on numerous occasions to be involved in improving the school and communities they represent. I have seen each lady grow and become stronger in their compassion for others, their courage to raise the bar, and their faith to believe in the profession and in themselves. I wish them the best as all six take the Certified Medical Assisting national exam next week,” stated Elizabeth Peace, RN, RMA (AMT), Medical Assisting Program Director.

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).

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 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 Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester 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

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