Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SALT LAKE CITY - Oct 04, 2018 - The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA), was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA), a resident of League City, Texas, represents medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA) across the nation.
Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistants work in outpatient health care settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.
Trustee Bogar states, “I believe that medical assistants are truly at the heart of health care. We provide quality, safe health care in all areas of the medical practice and outpatient settings. The CMA (AAMA) is perfectly suited to take on the challenge of an ever-evolving health care environment because of their versatility, broad knowledge base and complete competence in providing the best care.”
Bogar brings a great deal of experience to her office. She has been in the medical field for 15 years and currently works for two surgical oncologists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and League City, Texas.
She has also served in many capacities for the AAMA, including as a member of the Leadership Development Strategy Team, Social Media Subcommittee, Task Force for Conference Continuing Education Sessions, Nominating Committee and both Reference Committees at the AAMA Annual Conference. She currently serves as the vice president, website chair and conference chair for the Texas Society of Medical Assistants. Bogar has also served our country as a command and base ombudsman during Operation Desert Storm.
The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) — or CMA (AAMA) — credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board (CB) of the AAMA.
The CB of the AAMA was awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012, the global benchmark for personnel certification bodies, thus distinguishing the CMA (AAMA) from other medical assisting certifications.
A rigorous credential, the CMA (AAMA) is the only certification that requires postsecondary education. Only candidates who graduate from an accredited postsecondary medical assisting program are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. The CMA (AAMA) must recertify every five years. The National Board of Medical Examiners — responsible for many national examinations for physicians — constructs and administers the examination. As a result, the reliability and validity of the CMA (AAMA) credential are of the highest order.
Certification status is a matter of public record and may be released. Every day, the AAMA responds to more than 100 employer requests for CMA (AAMA) certification verification — for both current and potential employees.
The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.
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