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Wayne Community College medical assistants graduate

By From staff reports
Published in News on May 28, 2012 1:46 PM

The 16 members of the 2012 Medical Assisting class at Wayne Community College were presented their pins in a formal ceremony recently.

The annual service, which includes presentation of medical assistant pins and red roses to students by the program faculty, and recitation of the Medical Assistant's Creed, denotes the end of the graduates' academic careers and beginning of their professional lives.

Medical assistants are "a vital part of the medical team," instructor Denise Kearney told the attendees. Medical assistants are trained to do a full range of jobs, from administrative tasks to clinical duties.

This year's graduates include Lissette Davalos Cordero, Olivia Castaneda Davalos, Katie Duprey, Jennifer Dussault, Kimberly Elliott, Ashley Horan, Vicki Kissner, Margie Maynor, Jayme Millard, Jennifer Montague, Karen Peralta, Carolina Ponce, Michelle Shea, Sara Smith, Morgan Teal and Christy Tierney.

Medical assisting is an 18-month, limited admission program that includes administrative, clinical and lab components. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment and graduates are eligible to sit for the AAMA's certification examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.