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October 21st is Medical Assistants Day!

The Beal Medical Assistant Team (L to R): Instructors Darren Gilbert, Joyce Curtis and Hilari Simmons; Program Director Sue Hawes

National Medical Assistants Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of Medical Assistants Week, the third week of October.

Medical Assistants often don’t get the recognition they deserve, but they are the ones who support doctors and nurses with clinical and administrative tasks, making sure that everything runs smoothly. Beal College recognizes the contributions and important work of our nation’s over *190,000 medical assistants.

Today (and EVERY day) we celebrate our Medical Assistants for the contributions and important work they do!

About Beal’s Medical Assistant Program

Beal started its first medical assisting class in 1979 and achieved programmatic accreditation from CAAHEP in 1985, making Beal College’s medical assisting program the state’s longest running accredited program. Students begin by taking a 14 month Diploma program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and allows the student to sit for the AAMA certification exam. Students can then choose to advance their career even further with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting.

*American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)