BCC Holds Pinning Ceremony for Medical Assistants
May 5, 2022 — Congratulations to Brunswick Community College’s two most recent Medical Assistants, Amanda McCrary and Jade Milliken. The students were officially pinned as Medical Assistants In a special ceremony led by BCC President Gene Smith and Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Molly Curry. During the ceremony, Ms. Milliken was honored a second time with the Medical Assisting Outstanding Student Award.
The Medical Assisting curriculum at BCC prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform clinical, laboratory, and administrative procedures. Course work includes instruction in assisting with clinical examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration, confidentially/HIPAA training and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care; administratively instruction includes training in scheduling appointments, coding, and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, and basic administrative office procedures.
Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, urgent care facilities, specialty offices, and health departments. (www.aama-ntl.org) (AAMA).
We wish you both much success as you graduate with your Associate in Science Degree and begin your new careers!