DEFINITION OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTING PROFESSION
Medical assistants are multi-skilled 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
To inspire innovative patient care through lifelong learning.
WSMA VISION STATEMENT
Excellence that leads change, motivates, and engages medical assistants.
WSMA CORE VALUES
Commit to a positive health care experience.
Commit to a high standard of integrity.
Trust and respect are essential for teamwork.
Encourage member development.
Promote member credentialing.
Value every member.
THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT CORE VALUES
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.
Medical Assistants 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.