VGCC celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week

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The Vance-Granville Community College Medical Assisting Program is celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 19 –23, 2020, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and in collaboration with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 21, 2020.

Because Medical Assistants play a vital role in preventive screening, the AAMA is standing together with NCCRT this year to empower Medical Assistants to fight colorectal cancer. This year’s theme “Support Screening, Save Lives” reflects how Medical Assistants are in an influential position to reduce barriers to screening through practice improvements and committed action.

In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, the Vance-Granville Community College Medical Assisting Program has planned to support the college’s Health Screening stations on all four campuses during Medical Assistants Recognition Day Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

“Medical Assistants make a difference in the lives of others and the community,” says Megan Stainback, Vance-Granville Medical Assisting Class Vice President of the 2021 graduating class.

Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The American Association of Medical Assistants is the only organization devoted exclusively to serving the professional interests and educational needs of all medical assistants. The association provides numerous services that help medical assistants put their careers on a successful and rewarding track and keep them there.

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