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. CW joins the celebrations and congratulates our Medical Assistants Students, “CW is proud of our Medical Assistants students and graduates who are dedicated and compassionate members of the health care team, and who make a significant contribution to the quality of health care delivery to patients of all ages. We are thrilled that they are given a week of recognition as it is so well deserved,” said Estelle Coffino, Program Director/Chairperson of the Allied Health Programs at CW.
The School of Allied Health is a leader in educating innovative and responsible allied health professionals. Graduates of our Medical Assistant Management and our Health Information Management programs, leave CW ready to fill the ever-increasing demands of our community for excellence in healthcare services. Our programs offer robust connections to clinical educators and advisory council in the healthcare community. Veronica Jones is an Allied Health Instructor at CW who recognizes the valuable contribution that Medical Assistants make to the quality of healthcare, “I have been educating and working with Medical Assistants students for the last 15 years. They are a vital part of the healthcare team, work extremely hard and truly deserve the recognition they receive during Medical Assistant Recognition Week. A job well done and Congratulations to all.”
The National Medical Assistants Recognition Week celebrations emphasize 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. Allied Health Students at CW feel rewarded by knowing there is an entire week to celebrate their hard work.
Here are some of their reactions:
- It recognizes the hard work we put in it every day
- We are the first person a patient sees. We are a connection between the doctor and the patient
- Having a week to celebrate our work makes us feel valued.
CW celebrates our Medical Assistants students and recognizes them during this week. After all, these dedicated individuals may be our caregivers in the future!