Why more employers are hiring CMAs (AAMA)


Even before the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) adjusted the eligibility requirements for the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Examination to better meet the human resource needs of the health care environment, more employers of allied health personnel were preferring or even insisting that their medical assistants have the CMA Credential.

A New Classification System for Cardiogenic Shock


The advances in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) over the past five decades, including immediate percutaneous coronary intervention, have been proven to dramatically improve outcomes.

The Caring Art of Nursing


“Maybe this one moment, with this one patient is the very reason were here on earth at this time.” -Dr. Jean Watson Learn about Dr. Watson's Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science, there are essential principles nurses need to focus on to provide the best care for patients.

Medical Assisting Career


Medical assisting continues to be one of the fastest growing occupations. Job prospects should be best for medical assistants with formal training or experience, particularly those with certification.

Meat Allergy from a Tick Bite?


Summer is here and many of us are spending more time in the great outdoors. We know the importance of wearing insect repellant not only to protect us from annoying bug bites but more importantly, from contracting diseases that are carried by mosquitoes, lice, fleas, and ticks. We worry about viruses (i.e. yellow fever), bacteria (i.e. Lyme disease), and parasites (i.e. malaria), but do you know that a tick bite can also cause an allergy to meat?

Sumner College Live on KATU's Afternoon Live!


Sumner College President Joanna Russell visited with Kara Mack from KATU's Afternoon Live to share about career opportunities in nursing - specifically the Medical Assisting program and the need to fill these positions in the Portland market. Watch the segment that aired this past Monday

Can You Really Die From a Broken Heart?


News about your heart.

Nurses – Natural Leaders and Collaborators


Nurses are natural leaders and collaborators. Listen to an Interview with Mike Singer [Podcast] from the Nursing Center sharing his personal and business experiences with nurses, really focusing on the value of nurses in the decision-making.

CMA's (AAMA) help physicians meet new and shirting staffing demands


Read how medical assistants are impacting the health care industry.

The 4th of July in Portland: 5 Places to Watch the Fireworks

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Going out to enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks? Check out these great locations all over the Portland area to see the best of the city's fireworks displays.

Sumner College Sumner Break


It's time to take a break and enjoy the sun. Sumner College will not be holding classes, from Tuesday, July 2 through Friday, July 5th for summer break. Sumner College Admissions is open and will be accepting applications for the next Medical Assisting class starts. Regular classes resume on Monday, July 8th.

Revamping Medical Assistant Roles May Boost Physician Productivity


What should you include in your MA Cover Letter?


So now that you've finished writing your resume, you need a cover letter to go with it when applying for jobs.

AMT Salutes the Medical Assistants Who Work at the Heart of Healthcare


Day in and day out, year after year, there is a group of dedicated professionals serving on the front lines of health care. American Medical Technologists (AMT) salutes the medical assistants who work at the heart of healthcare caring for patients every day

The Fearless RMA


Others may hesitate, but a registered medical assistant (RMA) does not flinch when faced with challenges that arise in the everyday practice of patient care.

The under-appreciated role of medical assistants


Medical assistants have been around for decades, but they are being used more now than ever before. They make doctors' workdays easier, nurses able to devote more time to duties equal to their skills, and patients gain easier access to care.

New and Emerging Jobs in Oregon: The Latest Trends

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What is a Medical Assistant - US News


What does the future look like for a job working as a Medical Assistant? Find out more..

Learn How to Become a Medical Assistant


Guide to Careers in Medicine: How to Become a Medical Assistant

Learn from those who lead: MA Leslie Day shares how to thrive in team-based care


In team-based care, teams of healthcare professionals work together to ensure their patients’ health needs are being met and the right care is being delivered in the right place, at the right time, by the right person. The entire care team is in close contact, often with the medical assistant serving a centered role.

Interview Success Tips From Real Healthcare Hiring Managers


It's natural to feel a little nervous about a job interview. Nerves, however, can hurt your performance in an interview if you don't prepare. So NHA turned to the experts for advice on overcoming interview set-backs. From getting to know the company to following up after an interview here is a guide to interview success from experienced healthcare hiring managers on ways to stand out (the right way) before, during, and after the interview.

What is the Difference between an Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant?


A medical assistant may perform administrative or clerical functions, depending on the clinic he or she works in. If you’re interested in becoming a medical assistant, knowing the difference between an administrative and clinical medical assistant will help you choose the career path that’s best for you.

What is the difference between an MA, CNA and CPCT/A?


If you're wanting to start a healthcare career, it can be a challenge to figure out which path is right for you. If you've considered becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), patient care technician (CPCT/A) or a medical assistant (CCMA), a common misconception is that they are all the same thing. They are not.

The Role of the Medical Assistant: Change, Opportunity and Growth


Healthcare is in a period of change … which is changing the landscape for the medical assistant (MA). They are in greater demand, are being tasked with more responsibilities — and in many cases, are being rewarded for it.

Medical Assistant vs LPN: What’s the Difference?


Medical Assisting Blogs to Follow


Are you exploring a new career and interested in medical assisting? Then it’s important to keep up with what’s happening in the Medical Assistant profession. One easy way to do this is to follow Medical Assistant blogs that matter. We suggested these four Medical Assistant blogs should be followed and read on a regular basis.

Medical Assisting make the US World News Report Best Jobs List


What is a Medical Assistant?

Teens likely to form lifelong nicotine addiction through vaping, says CDC


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Scholarship and Student Resources


Did you know that Sumner College Awarded Over $30,000 In Scholarships In 2018? Are You Next?

Nine nurses in the same labor unit are all due at the same time


Baby boom looms for delivery ward nursing staff

FAQs on Medical Assisting


Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the medical assisting profession.

What is a Medical Assistant - AAMA


Sumner College is NOW ENROLLING for the April 22nd Medical Assisting cohort. Learn more about this exciting career opportunity...

Sumner College Career Fair


A Day in the Life of a Medical-Surgical Floor Nurse


Could Dialysis Nursing Be in Your Future?


Learn more about opportunities in nursing.

Can Nurse Practitioners Help Ease the Growing Physician Shortage?


Nurse practitioners can help patients with many of the same concerns that primary care physicians do.

13 Things Your Nurse Wishes You Knew


Nurses provide health care for patients of all ages, from all walks of life, from the beginning of life to the end and everything in between.

Is There a Coming Shortage of Nurses?


Some geographic and specialty areas may come up short as baby boomer nurses retire.

Health Care Is Where the Jobs Are


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the health care industry adds thousands of jobs to the economy each month. More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry.

Patient Safety Awareness Week March 10-16 - How to Get Involved


There are many ways for organizations and individuals to take part in Patient Safety Awareness Week.

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