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The American Association of Medical Assistants is the only organization dedicated exclusively to the medical assisting profession.

AAMA Releases New Assessment-Based Certificate in Pediatrics Program

AAMA Releases New Assessment-Based Certificate in Pediatrics Program

Parents want the best for their children, so employers need the best medical assistants to help them care for their pediatric patients. From infants to young adults, this patient population requires diverse, specialized health care. To help providers ensure that…

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

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

The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina, for its 63rd Annual Conference. Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC, was installed as the 2019–2020 AAMA President. In this capacity, President Houston, a resident of Churchville, Virginia, represents…

AAMA Installs Shelley Gingrich, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

AAMA Installs Shelley Gingrich, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina, for its 63rd Annual Conference. Shelley Gingrich, CMA (AAMA), was installed as a 2019–2021 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Gingrich, a resident of Wenatchee, Washington, represents medical…

AAMA Installs Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), CPC-A, as Vice President

AAMA Installs Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), CPC-A, as Vice President

​The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina, for its 63rd Annual Conference. Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), CPC-A, was installed as the 2019–2020 AAMA Vice President. In this capacity, Vice President Licurs, a resident of Gaffney,…

AAMA Installs Franky Favata, BS, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

AAMA Installs Franky Favata, BS, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

​​The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina for its 63rd Annual Conference. Franky Favata, BS, CMA (AAMA), was installed as a 2019–2021 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Favata, a resident of Derry, New Hampshire,…

Honor Medical Assistants Nationwide in October

Honor Medical Assistants Nationwide in October

Thousands of medical assistants across the country are being celebrated between Oct. 21-25 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 that is…

AAMA Installs Rebecca Surratt, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

AAMA Installs Rebecca Surratt, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

​​​The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina, for its 63rd Annual Conference. Rebecca Surratt, CMA (AAMA), was installed as a 2019–2021 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Surratt, a resident of Mount Airy, North Carolina,…

AAMA Installs Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), as Secretary-Treasurer

AAMA Installs Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), as Secretary-Treasurer

​​The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) met in Greensboro, North Carolina, for its 63rd Annual Conference. Virginia Thomas, CMA (AAMA), was installed as the 2019–2021 AAMA Secretary-Treasurer. In this capacity, Secretary-Treasurer Thomas, a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia, represents…

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…

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