North Georgia Technical College has announced that the school’s 2011 Medical Assisting students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the exam.
The credential represents a medical assistant who has been certified by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.
According to school officials, there were 33 students who were eligible to take the exam in 2011 from the Clarkesville Campus, and each one passed, adding that all students were first time takers and their success rate placed North Georgia Technical College in the 92 percentile ranking.
The comprehensive test covers such areas as administrative and clinical procedures; anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; certain guidelines and regulations; and laboratory procedures.
Students who have successfully completed North Georgia Tech’s Medical Assisting program of study are eligible to sit for this national certification exam.
Officials said that those who hold the credential are required to recertify every 60 months to better ensure current competency and knowledge and thus better protect patients. That may be done by examination or through continuing education.
North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton called the results outstanding and said it is the result of a lot of hard work, strong faculty, and great students. She went on to say that the school is proud of their success.