WELCOME TO THE IOWA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS WEB PAGE
The Iowa Society of Medical Assistants is the professional organization for medical assistants in the state of Iowa. The organization is dedicated to the advancement of continuing education and certification for medical assistants. In doing this we also offer opportunities for networking with others. We extend our invitation to you to join our association.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
We are affiliated with the American Association of Medical Assistants. The purpose of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to promote the professional identity and stature of its members, and the medical assisting profession through education and credentialing.

To read more about the AAMA go to: http://www.aama-ntl.org

ABOUT THE IOWA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
Over 900 health care workers belong to ISMA. They are office managers, receptionists, medical secretaries, bookkeepers, insurance billers, technicians, clinical assistants, and nurses who assist physicians and other practitioners in providing medical care.

Membership also includes medical assisting instructors and students.

EDUCATION
ISMA and its local chapters provide state and local programs to strengthen work skills and advance knowledge of medical assisting, with clinical, administrative and general seminars and workshops.

CERTIFICATION
Medical Assistants can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to professionalism by earning the Certified Medical Assistant credential. Certification is awarded to candidates who successfully complete the CMA (AAMA) Certifying Examination. Exam applicants must have graduate status from a CAAHEP/ABHES accredited program. Like other professional designations, the CMA (AAMA) is evidence of competence in a demanding field.

Information about this examination and recertification can be found at: http://www.aama-ntl.org/ and select CMA (AAMA) Exam from the links at the top of the page.

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