SCC medical assistants garner 100 percent pass rate

Staff report

The most recent cohort of Medical Assisting program graduates at Surry Community College recently received results from their national licensure exam resulting in a 100 percent pass rate for the nine first-time test takers who graduated from Surry in May.

Surry Medical Assisting Program Director of Medical Assisting Carol Roberts said, “We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication these students put forth. Each year we are seeing an increase in the number of students who earn the Certified Medical Assisting credential. This is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication to their education that these students demonstrate while attending Surry Community College as well as these graduates’ dedication to the Medical Assisting profession.”

Surry Community College’s Medical Assisting program began in 2005 and has since graduated 166 multi-skilled healthcare professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) Certification Examination to receive certification to practice as a Certified Medical Assistant. As of Dec. 31, 2016, the AAMA’s national average pass rate for initial examinations was 65 percent.

Surry’s Medical Assisting Associate in Applied Science degree program serves to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals with an average yearly salary in North Carolina of $30,910, according to

For more information on SCC’s Medical Assisting program, contact Director of Medical Assisting Carol Roberts at (336) 386-3390 or [email protected] You can also follow the program on Facebook @SurryMedicalAssisting.

Staff report

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