DEFINITION OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTING PROFESSION
Medical assistants are multiskilled members of the health care team who perform administrative and clinical procedures under the supervision of licensed health care providers. (AAMA Bylaws)
WSMA Mission Statement
The mission of the Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants, in affiliation with the American Association of Medical Assistants, is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.
WSMA Vision Statement
By the year 2018:
1. The CMA (AAMA) will be the premier choice of physicians/employers and the public, within the allied health profession.
2. All CMAs (AAMA) will keep their certifications current by recertifying every five years.
3. The Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants (WSMA) will have an active, growing membership that participates in leadership development and continuing education, and financially supports all WSMA activities and projects.
Medical Assistant's Creed (AAMA)
-I believe in the principles and purposes of the profession of medical assisting.
-I endeavor to be more effective.
-I aspire to render greater service.
-I protect the confidence entrusted to me.
-I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people.
-I am loyal to my employer.
-I am true to the ethics of my profession.
-I am strengthened by compassion, courage and faith.
CMA (AAMA) CORE VALUES
-Actively participate in the delivery of quality health care.
-Promote patient safety and well-being.
-Contribute to a positive health care experience for patients.
-Demonstrate integrity and respect, and protect patient confidentiality.
-Advocate the essential value of certification and continuing education.
-Embrace change, growth, and learning.
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