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

Association Important News & Announcements

NORTH IOWA CEU Opportunity

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

7:00pm-8:00pm CST

Dr Timothy Dettmer will speak on “Sleep Apnea and Treatment Options”  (1 Hour CEU

Due to Covid-19, this session is free for members to attend, however, you must be registered to attend and receive credit. Registration closes on 3/8/21. 


ISMA seeks leadership at our state level. Also included is the call for nominations for the Professional Achievement Awards.


CEU Opportunity

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Business meeting: 6:30pm-7pm CST

CEU Speaker: 7pm-8pm CST

Due to Covid-19, this session is free for members to attend, however, you must be registered to attend and receive credit. registration closes on 3/9/21. 


April 23-24, 2021

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

Sioux City, IA

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Carmen Monk, CMA (AAMA), BS

Professional Achievement Award

AAMA Affiliation

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

Education & Certification

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.


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.

Employment Opportunities

Certified Medical Assistants are in great demand. Employers across Iowa and surrounding regions often send ISMA current job openings and information regarding upcoming positions.


You can view our current listings HERE.

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