Full Set of Specialty Certified Medical Assistant (SCMA) Study Guides Now Available

The Certification Commission is now offering study guides in 13 different areas: from Cardiology to Family Medicine to Women’s Health.

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Developed by physicians, teaching nurses, and other medical professionals, these study guides are designed to prepare candidates for the SCMA certification exams.

Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

The Certification Commission is now offering Specialty Certified Medical Assistant™ (SCMA™) study guides in 13 different areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Transplantation Surgery
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health

Developed by physicians, teaching nurses, and other medical professionals, these study guides are designed to prepare candidates for the SCMA certification exams. Tiffany Kelley (Ph.D., MSN, MBA, RN) was the main developer for the study guides.

“When asked to develop study guides for the SCMA exams, I began to think about what the individual would need to independently prepare for the SCMA specialty exam,” said Dr. Kelley. "The study guides were designed to supplement the individual’s medical assistant training.”

The SCMA credential shows physicians, nurses, and patients the dedication a candidate has for a particular specialty. “Physicians and provider practices can feel confident that a medical assistant with a SCMA certification credential has the knowledge of the specialty practice area, the skills to execute delegated tasks, and most importantly, the critical thinking skills to be successful in assisting physicians and providers in their practice setting,” said Dr. Kelley.

A great asset to add to a resume, the credential can help advance a candidate's career and even increase their job security. The Certification Commission believes in providing exceptional customer service to their members, so they offer job placement assistance to individuals holding the SCMA credential.

“Using the study guides, individuals can feel confident in their preparation for the certification exam – and also confident in being prepared for a medical assistant position,” noted Dr. Kelley.

To learn more, please visit http://www.SpecialtyCMA.org and register. The first 25 people to register will receive a FREE preview of the study guides and practice exam.

About The Certification Commission
The Certification Commission's mission is to provide additional value and credentials to individuals in the medical assisting profession. The SCMA certification ensures that medical assistants are recognized for their superb skills and extensive knowledge in their field.

The SCMA credential also provides physicians with a way to quantify the experience and knowledge of medical assistant applicants, ensuring that a new hire will add value to the practice.


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