Campuses Celebrate Medical Assisting Week
Oct 28, 2015
The third week in October has been designated “Medical Assisting Recognition Week” by the American Association of Medical Assistants, and many of the ANU and National College campuses held special events to spotlight their medical assisting students and the career field.
“Medical assistants have become such an important part of the medical field and our medical assisting students work very hard.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations. Medical assistants work primarily in doctors’ offices and clinics where they are often the primary point of contact for patients as they take vitals, give injections, draw blood, perform scheduling and insurance verifications, and much more.
Faculty, staff, and students at the Bartlett Campus celebrated with lots of spirit, as they designated a different theme for each day of the week. At the ANU Louisville Campus, medical assisting students also participated in a variety of activities throughout the week, including a panel discussion featuring medical assisting graduates and an open house and reception.
“Medical assistants have become such an important part of the medical field and our medical assisting students work very hard, so it was wonderful to be able to recognize them and their upcoming careers during Medical Assisting Week,” said Bonnie Kiefer, director of health science education at the Louisville Campus.
A- Medical assisting students at the Louisville Campus gathered for a photo during Medical Assisting Week, which highlighted the career field.
B- Bartlett Campus director Larry Smith (left) and director of health science education Ashley Stinson wore matching scrubs for Twins Day, as part of the campus’s celebration of Medical Assisting Week.
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