On April 25th, 2019, eight students were recognized during a Medical Assisting pinning ceremony held at Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Thomasville Campus. These students completed multiple semesters of rigorous coursework, including a series of clinical rotations at local medical offices.
Shanita “Ty” Williams of Cairo, Alisya Nekale Brecondria Reddick of Thomasville, Rena Carver of Cairo, Makayla Brimm of Cairo, Torri White of Thomasville, Tearra Burns of Tifton, Emily Neal of Thomasville, and James Spillman, III of Thomasville were each recognized for completing the requirements of the Medical Assisting program.
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.
Several local medical offices received special recognition, thanking their physicians and staffs for their support of the program. The offices recognized were Archbold Medical Group, Affiliations of Archbold Memorial Hospital, Affiliations of Colquitt Regional Medical Center, McIntosh Clinic of Thomasville, and Thomasville Family Medicine.
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 diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).For more information about the Medical Assisting program in Thomasville, please contact Sherry Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”