Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Medical assistants are at the heart of health care.*

Every year Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek) is celebrated during the third full week in October. 

Medical Assistants Recognition Week: October 1​8–2​​2, 2021

Medical Assistants Recognition Day: October 2​0, 2021

2021 MARWeek materials are still in the works. But you can download 2020 MARWeek documents:

MARWeek Logos

MARWeek Poster

MARWeek Article

MARWeek Observance Suggestions

Sample Press Release

Sample Proclamation

Other AAMA Colorectal Cancer Resources for Medical Assistants

Sample Social Media Messaging

Use the AAMA's 2020 MARWeek Social Media Toolkit to develop your own social media posts for MARWeek across various platforms.

You can download a Word document version of the MARWeek Social Media Toolkit too! 

Add AAMA-created content or photos from your MARWeek celebrations and tag the AAMA (Facebook: @aamaorg; Twitter: @AAMAOfficial; Instagram: @aamaofficial; LinkedIn: American Association of Medical Assistants) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (Facebook: @coloncancerroundtable; Twitter: @NCCRTnews).

Use these downloadable AAMA-created images to dress up your social media accounts and attach to your posts and messages:

Support ​Screening, ​Save ​Lives & MARWeek ​Dates

Happy MARWeek!

Sample hashtags:
















Sample Social Media Messaging Organized by Creator
Social Media Content Creator Messaging
Employers and educational organizations who are thanking their medical assisting employees or students
  • Happy #MARWeek! Thank you #medicalassistants for your hard work and dedication to preventive care every day! #screeningsaveslives @NCCRTnews
  • About 2 out of 3 adults are getting screened as recommended for #ColorectalCancer. #MedicalAssistants play a key role in improving screening rates. Thank you, medical assistants, for supporting screening and saving lives! #MARWeek #80inEveryCommunity @NCCRTnews #MARWeek2020

  • Medical assistants, you make us proud! Join us in appreciating our #medicalassistants this #MARWeek
  • We love our medical assistants! Thank you for your compassion, professionalism, and hard work every day! #MARWeek @aamaofficial
Medical assisting groups and individuals who are promoting the profession, such as state societies and local chapters
  • Every year Medical Assistants Recognition Week (#MARWeek) is celebrated during the 3rd full week in October. Celebrate the medical assistants in your life with these ideas from @AAMAOfficial: 
  • “[Medical assistants] have the best opportunity to address preventive issues at every single visit,” says Polly Bickett, CMA (AAMA). Celebrate the profession that supports screening and saves lives! #MARWeek #theAAMA #MARWeek2020 #80inEveryCommunity @NCCRTnews @AAMAOfficial
  • Medical assistants are at the heart of health care. Show your medical assistants some love this #MARWeek! Print and post this poster:
  • Medical assistants play a critical and versatile part of the health care delivery team. We celebrate these dedicated and compassionate individuals today & every day #MARWeek #MARDay
  • Did you know? About 38 million people are not getting the recommend screenings for colorectal cancer. Medical assistants are key to reaching 80% screening rates in every community! Read for details: Join us, the AAMA, and NCCRT in celebrating medical assistants who support screening and save lives.

  • This #MARWeek we have a lot to thank our medical assistants for! Not only do they provide quality care and promote patient safety, but they increase colorectal cancer screening rates. #screeningsaveslives #80inEveryCommunity What would you like to thank a medical assistant for?

  • Happy MARWeek to all the hard-working medical assistants out there. Visit the AAMA website to learn more about the amazing & diverse work performed by medical assistants—you’ll find there’s a lot to celebrate! #MARWeek #theAAMA #MedicalAssisting

  • Medical assistants are at the heart of health care. #MARWeek

Check back with this page as more MARWeek materials become available.

*Use of the MARWeek logo and “Medical Assistants at the Heart of Health Care” slogan is restricted to materials created in recognition of Medical Assistants Recognition Week. Neither the logo nor slogan may be used to promote any other goods, services, or institutions.