Just like any other professional society medical assistants also have their own week. It’s called Medical Assistant Recognition Week here in the US, and is celebrated October 19-23 under the theme of ‘Medical Assistants at the Heart of Health Care.’ National medical assistant week has been celebrated since 1984.
The celebration emphasizes the role of medical assistants in the healthcare system and it’s celebrated by many professionals nationwide with the help of American Medical Technologists (AMT), a nonprofit organization which provide certification service for many allied health professionals.
Let’s celebrate our medical assisting students and recognize them during this week. After all, these dedicated individuals may be our caregivers in the future!