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.

Events & Calendar

2022 AAMA Annual Conference

Mark your calendars now for the next

AAMA conference!

Myrtle Beach, SC

Oct 21-24, 2022


The conference will be held in person. And because the AAMA’s priority is the health and well-being of all conference attendees, the AAMA will continually monitor guidelines set by Texas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Two ways to register:

Online Conference Registration (Sign-in required.)

2021 Registration Brochure


ISMA State Conference

Des Moines, IA

April 22-23, 2022

More details coming soon!

Association Important News & Announcements


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


Join our newsletter for up to date information about events and news from ISMA

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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.