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Adult medical assistant program boasts 100% pass rate at EHOVE

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:46 PM

AVERY EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center's Medical Assistant Program was recently notified by the American Association of Medical Assistants that 100 percent of the 2006 graduates passed the certification examination. The national average pass rate for all examinees is 71 percent. Additionally, instructor Carrie Keller, CMA, also took and passed the exam to renew her professional credential.

Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health practitioners who perform a wide range of roles in physician's offices, clinics and other healthcare settings.

EHOVE's medical assistant program meets accreditation standards established by the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (AAMAE). Students who graduate from CAAHEP accredited schools are eligible to take the CMA examination and become certified medical assistants.

Students who successfully passed the exam include: Barbara L. Gurney, of Monroeville, Christene Theresa Durfey of New London, Heather Barnett of Willard, Holly Jean Skiles of Bellevue, Katie M. Salmons of Norwalk and instructor Carrie Keller, CMA, of Sandusky,

EHOVE's medical assistant program passed curriculum review board standards in a 2003 progress report filed with the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment (AAMAE). In recognition of meeting the high standards set by the organization, accreditation was renewed for five years from 2003 to 2008, placing EHOVE in the top 20 percent of schools across the U.S. Carrie Keller, of Sandusky, is the lead instructor and Janet Ballard, of Norwalk, is the program coordinator.

Classes start every September. For more information contact Melissa Logsdon, administrative assistant, at (866) 256-9707 or (419) 499-4663 or (419) 627-9665, ext. 373.

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