Summit Medical Group Supports National Medical Assistant Week, October 18-22

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Summit Medical Group supports, celebrates, and recognizes the significant impact medical assistants (MAs) have on patients and in health care overall

Summit Medical Group Supports Medical Assistant Week, Oct. 18-22

During Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 18-22, 2010, and throughout the year, Summit Medical Group supports, celebrates, and recognizes the significant impact medical assistants (MAs) have on patients and in health care overall. Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week.

Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. Physicians value this unique versatility more and more, as managed care compels them to contain costs and manage human resources efficiently. Not surprisingly, the demand for medical assistants is expanding rapidly. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.

MAs are certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certifying Board that awards the prestigious CMA (AAMA) credential to graduates of CAAHEP- or ABHES-accredited medical assisting programs who have successfully completed the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination. The examination is administered by the highly respected National Board of Medical Examiners.


The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the premier organization serving the professional interests and educational needs of medical assistants. It provides numerous services that help medical assistants put their careers on a successful and rewarding track and keep them there. Its mission is to enable medical assisting professionals to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients; protect medical assistants' right to practice; and promote effective, efficient health care delivery.


Summit Medical Group (SMG) is the largest privately held multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey. SMG has pioneered information technology advances in health care with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 200 highly qualified providers, it serves as a unique and exemplary health care model for the state. SMG treats more than 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights as well as its satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Shorts Hills, Summit, Warren, and Westfield. As one of the East Coast's premier multispecialty groups, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, please visit


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