HOUSTON, November 18, 2021 (Newswire.com) - The American Association of Medical Assistants® installed Natasha Geno, CMA (AAMA), ATS, as a 2021-2023 AAMA Trustee in Houston, Texas, at the 65th AAMA Annual Conference. In this capacity, Geno, a resident of Lockbourne, Ohio, represents medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA)® across the nation.
Medical assisting is one of the nation's careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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.
"It is an honor and privilege to be chosen to serve the association that has helped me grow in a professional setting, and now I am able to give back and be trusted to make decisions on behalf of the AAMA members that I will serve [and have] their best interests at heart," says Geno.
Geno has served in many capacities for the AAMA, including as a delegate for six years and part of the Nominating Committee from 2018 to 2021.
Geno has been CMA (AAMA)-certified for 10 years and works for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Geno is very active in her local AAMA chapter. She served as 2018 president for the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants and continues to serve on various committees.
The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)® — or CMA (AAMA) — credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board of the AAMA. The Certifying Board was awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012, the global benchmark for personnel certification bodies, thus distinguishing the CMA (AAMA) from all other medical assisting certifications.
A rigorous credential, the CMA (AAMA) is the only medical assisting certification that requires postsecondary (college-level) education to be eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam. The National Board of Medical Examiners — responsible for many national exams for physicians — constructs and administers 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.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS®
The American Association of Medical Assistants®, the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the medical assisting profession, was established in 1956 and serves the interests of more than 92,000 medical assisting professionals. The American Association of Medical Assistants provides quality resources and educational opportunities for medical assistants by offering certification, advocacy for quality patient-centered health care, credential acknowledgment and scope-of-practice protection. For more information, visit www.aama-ntl.org.
Francesca Llanos, Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Source: The American Association of Medical Assistants®