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The AAMA Announces the Launch of a New Education Pathway for CMA (AAMA®) Certification Exam Eligibility

The AAMA Announces the Launch of a New Education Pathway for CMA (AAMA®) Certification Exam Eligibility

The Certifying Board (CB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) has announced a three-year pilot program that opens a new education pathway for graduates of medical assisting programs to become eligible to take the CMA (AAMA)® Certification Exam.…

Medical Assistants Nationwide Gather in Greensboro

Medical Assistants Nationwide Gather in Greensboro

Medical assistants from across the country will meet September 13-16 in Greensboro, North Carolina to learn about health care trends affecting their profession. Sessions at the 63rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) will cover the latest…

AAMA Installs Claire M. Houghton, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Claire M. Houghton, CMA (AAMA), was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Houghton, a resident of Spokane Valley,…

AAMA Installs Monica Case, CMA (AAMA), as AAMA Vice Speaker of the House

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Monica Case, CMA (AAMA), was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Vice Speaker of the House. In this capacity, a resident of Chattanooga,…

AAMA Re-Elects Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE, as 2018-2020 Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE, was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE,…

AAMA Installs Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah for its 62nd Annual Conference. Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA), was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Bauman, a resident of Onalaska, Wisconsin, represents medical…

AAMA Installs Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC, as Vice President

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Debby B. Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC, was installed as the 2018-2019 AAMA Vice President. In this capacity, Vice President Houston, a resident…

AAMA Installs Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

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…

AAMA Installs Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), as Speaker of the House

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its 62nd Annual Conference. Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), was installed as the 2018–2020 AAMA Speaker of the House. In this capacity, Speaker Novak, a resident of…

CMA (AAMA) Recertification Policy Change to Take Effect January 1, 2020

The CMA (AAMA) has always set the bar for excellence. Now, to better ensure current competence and knowledge, and thus better protect patients, the Certifying Board of the AAMA has made the following change in policy regarding the time limit…

AAMA Elects Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), as Secretary-Treasurer

AAMA Elects Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), as Secretary-Treasurer

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Cincinnati, Ohio for its 61st Annual Conference. Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), was elected as the 2017–2019 AAMA Secretary-Treasurer. In this capacity, Secretary-Treasurer Licurs, a resident of Gaffney, South Carolina, represents medical…

AAMA Elects Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

AAMA Elects Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Cincinnati, Ohio for its 61st Annual Conference. Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA), was elected as the 2017–2019 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Gambrell, a resident of Anderson, South Carolina, represents medical…

AAMA Installs Frank J. Favata III, CMA (AAMA), BS, as Trustee

AAMA Installs Frank J. Favata III, CMA (AAMA), BS, as Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Cincinnati, Ohio, for its 61st Annual Conference. Frank J. Favata III, CMA (AAMA), BS, was installed as the 2017–2019 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Favata, a resident of Derry, New Hampshire,…

AAMA Re-Elects Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

AAMA Re-Elects Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Cincinnati, Ohio for its 61st Annual Conference. Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), was re-elected to serve as the 2017–2019 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Thomas, a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia,…

Excelsior College Approves CMA (AAMA) Certification for Credit Toward Health Sciences Degrees

Excelsior College Approves CMA (AAMA) Certification for Credit Toward Health Sciences Degrees

Certified Medical Assistants (AAMA) are versatile professionals whose breadth of knowledge and skills make them well-suited for a number of roles. Advanced degrees can help those medical assistants take on such new roles. To that end, Excelsior College in Albany,…

AAMA Joins Forces With Hundreds of Local and National Organizations to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Across the Country

AAMA Joins Forces With Hundreds of Local and National Organizations to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Across the Country

Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society…

Medical Assistants Nationwide Honored in October

Medical Assistants Nationwide Honored in October

Thousands of medical assistants across the country are being celebrated between October 16-20 in observance of Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek). Held every year during the third full week in October, MARWeek lauds the contributions of the profession at the heart of…

Medical Assistants Nationwide Gather in Cincinnati, Ohio

Medical Assistants Nationwide Gather in Cincinnati, Ohio

Medical assistants from across the country will meet Oct. 6–9 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss trends that affect one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers. Sessions at the 61st Annual Conference of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) will cover…

AAMA Releases New Assessment-Based Certificate in Geriatrics Program

AAMA Releases New Assessment-Based Certificate in Geriatrics Program

​The U.S. population continues to age at a considerable rate. By 2050, the number of adults ages 65 and older projects to be double what it was in 2012, according to An Aging Nation: The Older Population in the United…

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