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.

November/December 20​20
Warrior for weight management
Medical assistant champions healthier lifestyles

ND20 Spotlight“After about a year of working on weight management, it’s great to see patients get results. I love hearing them say, ‘I’m two sizes down. Look at me!’ And the best part is that the results encourage them to keep up the healthy eating and lifestyle.”

Name: Angela Lewis, CMA (AAMA) 

Occupation: Medical assistant at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, WI

In the spotlight: After overcoming addiction and while caring for family members with health conditions, Lewis decided to pursue a career in medical assisting. After rotating through several specialties, Lewis accepted a position—at her preferred employer—in weight management, where she uses personal experiences to help patients make healthy decisions and improve their well-being.

Sep/Oct 2020
On the move
Medical assistant’s journey takes her to new roles  

SO20-sl“I would love to use my degree to work at my current employer in a clinical educa­tion role or as a manager. And I’d like to use all my experience and education to eventually give public talks and bring awareness to the importance of being a Certified Medical Assistant® (AAMA).”

Name: Nicole Stice, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Medical assistant at HSHS Medical Group in Springfield, IL

In the spotlight: From working at a weight loss and wellness clinic to creating educational opportunities for medical assistants, Stice has gained diverse experience by taking on many different roles throughout her career. In her current position, she balances clinical, administrative, and mentoring duties, all while playing an active role in her local AAMA chapter and working toward a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.

Jul/Aug 20​20
Watch and learn
Educator scores CMA (AAMA)® credit opportunity

JA20-slAt Aspen, our nursing program gives college credits to nurses who have passed the NCLEX [National Council Licensure Examination]. Since I’m a CMA (AAMA), I said, ‘Why don’t we do the same thing for medical assistants?’

Name: Nina Beaman, EdD, MSN, RN, CMA (AAMA)

Occupation: Dean at of nursing and health sciences at Aspen University in Denver

In the spotlight: She spearheaded the creation of a program at Aspen University that allows CMAs (AAMA) to apply the eight courses and practicum hours they earned to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam toward a bachelor’s degree in health care administration.