by Diane VanDyke
One-hundred percent of Montgomery County Community College’s 2013 Medical Assisting Certificate Program graduates who participated in the American Medical Technologist’s certification examination for Registered Medical Assistants passed the examination and attained their national certification credential.
The 35 students are: Allison Kemp, Barto; Carol Bendinsky, Boyertown; Melissa Netzel, Blue Bell; Stephanie Angelucci, Melanie Angelucci, Denise Paniconi and Kelly Preletz of Collegeville; Brittney Watson, Gilbertsville; Kira Greene, Green Lane; Anita Whitlinger, Harleysville; Lauren Calzonetti, Hatfield; Tara Gilbert, Hereford; Stacey Sano, Horsham; Paula van den Heuvel, Lansdale; Daniel Gonzalez, Lower Gwynedd; Shauna Glenn, Nahkia Johnson, Kim Kaplan, Jeanette Kovach, Sharypha-Mashelle Milton and Haley Robbins of Pottstown; Marcia Benjamin, Anayeli Gomez, Pauline Majka, Viridiana Rojas and Tina Swingle of Norristown; Gabrielle Petriccione, North Hills; Jacyln DiCicco, North Wales; Dorothy Collison, Telford; Julia Crawford, Philadelphia; Beili Hong, Spring City; Tracey Twitty, Stowe; Maria Peterson, Wyncotte; Jaime Senig, Wynnewood; and Shobha Nama, Wyomissing.
Students take the national certification examination at the end of their final semester, and the cumulative average score on the exam was 90.2 percent for the 2013 graduates.
Many employers currently require certification as an entry level expectation for medical assistants. Certification as a medical assistant is indicative of commitment to the profession and quality patient care. Certified individuals also tend to enjoy higher wages and greater promotional opportunities.
The College’s Medical Assisting Certificate Program is designed to prepare graduates to be proficient in all administrative and clinical competencies necessary to perform numerous jobs in physicians’ offices, hospitals or other health care facilities. The program integrates theory, laboratory simulations and a clinical practicum experience offered during the day in a variety of community locations. The program is offered in a three-continuous semester Day Option and a four- continuous semester Evening Option.
The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
For additional information, contact Medical Assisting Program Director Kathleen Schreiner at 610-718-1812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.