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It's Medical Assistants Recognition Week And We'd Like To Celebrate...

NEWS RELEASE: Medical Assistants Recognition Week is celebrated October 19-23, 2020

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October 19-23, 2020 DATE, KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA – Osceola Technical College, along with the Registered Medical Assistants (RMAs) of American Medical Technologists (AMT) will be observing Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARW), October 19-23, 2020. Kissimmee Mayor Alvarez will be presenting a proclamation to officially designate the week on Monday, October 19, 2020. This week is a time to recognize and celebrate the impact medical assistants have on the community.

Since 1984, RMAs and others in the healthcare community have honored the vital role and the professional excellence that medical assistants provide in the delivery of health care to patients. The 2020 theme, “Medical Assistants, In This Together Health Care Heroes” emphasizes their commitment as a vital member of the health care team. Mayor Alvarez will kick off Medical Assistants Recognition Week with a proclamation.

“In addition to MARW activities headed by AMT and state societies, numerous hospitals, clinics, physician offices and schools around the country will hold celebrations to benefit the general public.” Medical Assistants certified by AMT as RMAs must pass an exam and have the required education and experience to receive this professional certification. A medical assistant is a multi-skilled professional who combines clinical and administrative responsibilities to assist in all aspects of medical practice in a physician office, hospital, clinic, government agency, or laboratory. Clinical functions include taking vital signs, charting patient information, recording medical histories, performing routine tests, and applying dressings. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments, billing and maintaining patient files.

“Medical assistants provide an invaluable service to both the patient and the healthcare providers in the community. We recognize their dedication to the profession and to the industry.” says Christopher A. Damon, JD., Executive Director of AMT.


### About AMT: American Medical Technologists is a nationally recognized nonprofit certification agency and professional membership association representing over 85,000 individuals in allied health professions. Since 1939, AMT has been helping its members meet the challenges of their professions and fostering their professional and personal growth. Besides Medical Assistants and Medical Administrative Specialists, AMT certifies the following: Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Molecular Diagnostics Technologists, Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Allied Health Instructors & Laboratory Consultants.