Nine students recently graduated from Surry Community College with an associate in applied science degree in medical assisting.
The graduates are Lisa Casstevens of State Road, Nora Cristobal of Dobson, Angela Garcia of Pinnacle, Brandi Hudson of Mt. Pleasant, Jenny Lor of Mount Airy, Olivia Petras of Ennice, Brittany Snow of Mount Airy, Leslie Speer of Dobson, and Kaitlin Thompson of East Bend.
Surry’s Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Coursework includes instruction in scheduling appointments, assisting with examinations and treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration, and ethical and legal issues associated with patient care. Students are required to complete courses including Medical Terminology I and II, Symptomatology, Drug Therapy, and General or Interpersonal Psychology.
“Medical assistants make on average over $29,000 per year,” the college said in a statement announcing the graduations. “Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.”
The final admission deadline for those seeking to join the school’s medical assisting program in the fall 2017 is June 30. For additional questions about the medical assisting program, contact Carol Roberts, director of medical assisting, at (336) 386-3390 or [email protected] To apply for admission into the Medical Assisting program, contact Leona Childress in Student Services at [email protected] To follow Surry’s Medical Assisting program online, like the program’s Facebook page @SurryMedicalAssisting.