Rhodes State College News

May 17, 2019
Rhodes State College Congratulates Medical Assisting Students

Lima, Ohio (May 17, 2019) - Rhodes State College is proud to announce that all 2019 Medical Assisting graduates have passed their certification exam. The CMA (AAMA) credential is received upon passing the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants and administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners. “This is the seventh straight year that our program has maintained a 100% pass rate for this exam. This along with satisfied employers continues to demonstrate the quality of the Rhodes State Medical Assisting program, the student’s hard work, and the great team of dedicated faculty,” said Cheryl Kuck, MS, CMA (AAMA) – Rhodes State Program Director.

According to the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, “employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.” With this high industry growth projection, becoming a Medical Assistant is a great career choice. To learn more about Rhodes State College’s Medical Assisting program, please contact Cheryl Kuck at (419) 995-8256 or visit www.rhodesstate.edu.

Two Rhodes State Students were recognized at the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants (OSSMA) annual President’s Luncheon at the conference held at the Embassy Suites, in Dublin, OH

Taylor Kervin – 1st year student, was awarded a $1,000 Mary Buckley Scholarship from OSSMA. Every year OSSMA awards 5 - $1,000 scholarships. This is the 3rd straight year Rhodes State Medical Assisting program has had a recipient of this scholarship.

Stefnay Dick – 2nd year student, was awarded OSSMA Student Excel Award. This is awarded to an exceptional student in a medical assisting program with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 and has contributed to their community through volunteering or community service. Stefnay was nominated for this award by program director, Cheryl Kuck. This award is a way of encouraging students to get involved in their communities and the medical assisting profession.

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