Medical Assistant Spotlight

Medical assistants are inspirations!

Every day they touch people’s lives with their extraordinary skills and caring ways. Each issue of CMA Today shines the spotlight on a medical assistant with a unique story.

Here are the latest stories of medical assistants in Spotlight.


Jul/Aug 2019
A true trailblazer
Colorado coordinator creates paths to leadership development for medical assistants

“I want medical assis­tants to know how valuable their work is and to feel like they are an important part of the team. I get to do that every day.”

Name: Harper Garrett, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant education and practice coordinator at Children’s Hospital Colorado

In the spotlight: As an advocate for medical assistants, Garrett strives to help medical assistants realize their full potential. In addition to managing the medical assisting practicum program, Garrett empowers medical assistants to become leaders by organizing a diverse range of continuing education opportunities.


May/June 2019
Rise & Shine
Stand-up medical assistant stands up for veterans

“Being a veteran, I have always felt that I wanted to give back. … I have first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a caregiver, and I know the importance of proper health care for veterans.

Name: Kimberly King, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at St. Mary’s Family Practice in Georgia

In the spotlight: King was a search-and-rescue crew member for the United States Coast Guard and flight crew member of the Air Force Medical Service Corps before becoming a medical assistant and CMA (AAMA). Since then she uses her medical field knowledge in her volunteer work with veterans, focusing on helping female veterans with children.


Mar/Apr 2019
Making connections
Medical assistant builds relationships with employers through continuing education programs

There is a continued willingness to be part of this from the hospital's perspective. I feel as though that shows they value their medical assistants in the organization.”

Name: Dawn Broad, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at Exeter Hospital and Core Physicians in New Hampshire

In the spotlight: Broad teams up with others, including Brian Stimpson, CMA (AAMA), and coordinates employer-sponsored continuing education sessions for medical assistants, connecting possible employees to employers.