AAMA Elects Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA), as Trustee

Press Release updated: Nov 1, 2017 08:00 ADT

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) met in Cincinnati, Ohio for its 61st Annual Conference. Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA), was elected as the 2017–2019 AAMA Trustee. In this capacity, Trustee Gambrell, a resident of Anderson, South Carolina, represents medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA) across the nation.

Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistants work in outpatient health care settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.

Trustee Gambrell states, “As health care continues to evolve, medical assistants must evolve along with it. The CMA (AAMA) is perfectly suited to take on such challenges, because of their unique blend of education, competence, and versatility. As Trustee, I plan to expand awareness of the distinctive value CMAs (AAMA) have in the marketplace. I will put my heart into working for the betterment of the AAMA and our medical assisting students. They are our future.”

Gambrell brings a great deal of experience to her office. With 35 years as a medical office manager and clinical assistant, she brings many abilities and ideas to the Board of Trustees. 

Gambrell has served in many capacities for the AAMA, including roles as chair of the Awards Committee and 2015–2017 Trustee. She has also served on the Maxine Williams Scholarship, Documents, Research and Development, Constituent Societies, and Nominating committees. In 2001, Gambrell was presented the prestigious “Spirit of Medical Assisting” award in recognition of her service on the state and national level.

The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) — or CMA (AAMA) — credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board (CB) of the AAMA. The CB of the AAMA was awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO 17024, the global benchmark for personnel certification bodies, representing powerful evidence of quality, efficiency, and safety.

A rigorous credential, the CMA (AAMA) is the only certification that requires college-level education. Only candidates who graduate from an accredited medical assisting program are eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. The CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination maintains physician-quality exam standards. It is the only medical assisting exam that uses the National Board of Medical Examiners to construct and administer the exam. As a result, the reliability and validity of the CMA (AAMA) credential are of the highest order.

Certification status is a matter of public record and may be released. Every day the AAMA responds to more than 100 employer requests for CMA (AAMA) certification verification — for both current and potential employees.

The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.

Media Contact:
Christopher R. Tomke
AAMA MarCom Manager
[email protected]

Source: American Association of Medical Assistants

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