Medical Assistants Recognition Week



Overview

Medical Assistants Recognition Week is an annual event celebrated during the third full week in October. This year Medical Assistants Recognition Week takes place from October 18 to 22, 2021. The campaign is celebrated with the organization, American Association of Medical Assistants. The title of the 2021 Medical Assistants Recognition Week campaign is, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes!”. Below is a list of ways you can celebrate and honor medical assistants this year.


What is a Medical Assistant?

A medical assistant is defined as a medical professional who supports the work of physicians and other health professionals in outpatient and ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They are responsible for completing clinical and admirative tasks such as, preparing a patient for an examination, taking a patient’s medical history, answering the telephone, or scheduling appointments. Medical assistants keep physicians’ offices running smoothly and efficiently.


Ways to Celebrate


References

1. “Medical Assistants Recognition Week.” AAMA, American Association of Medical Assistants, https://www.aama-ntl.org/news/marweek.

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