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OTC Salutes Medical Assistants

Okefenokee Technical College officials and OTC medical assisting instructor, Debra Downs, would like to recognize medical assistants in this community for their commitment to excellence and quality healthcare. National Medical Assistants Recognition Week is October 20-24, 2008, and members of this profession will be recognized across the country during this time for their vital contribution to healthcare. Medical Assistants Week

With their unique versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for many employers. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations.

Debra Downs, the program chair of the OTC medical assisting program, is especially proud of her current and former students. For the past seven years, the medical assisting program has been able to boast of a 100% pass rate on the National Registry Examination.

For more information about the medical assisting program at Okefenokee Technical College, call Debra Downs at (912) 338-5953 or visit www.okefenokeetech.edu. For more information about Medical Assistants Week, go online to www.aama-ntl.org.

Photo: Medical assistant graduates possess skills with a unique versatility. Their education and training prepare them to perform both administrative and clinical duties.

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