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SWGTC Medical Assisting Students Pinned

In photo (left to right):  Angela Mack, Terri Carter-Gandy, Stephanie Baird, Demetria Powell, Haley Ramhofer, Brenda Payne, and Leona Hopwood.

Seven students were recognized during the April 17th Medical Assisting pinning ceremony held at Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC). These students completed one semester of prerequisite coursework as well as multiple semesters of rigorous occupational coursework including a series of clinical rotations at local medical offices.

Angie Hines, a Medical Assisting graduate of SWGTC in 1999 and current Clinical Director at McIntosh Clinic, encouraged students during her address at the ceremony.

“Be eager to learn anything and everything you can. You should always ask questions and learn things other than what is listed in your job description. Do not be scared. Your future is about to happen,” Hines instructed students as they received their pins.

Students recognized for attaining their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting were: Stephanie Baird of Doerun, Terri Carter-Gandy of Coolidge, Brenda Payne of Thomasville, and Haley Ramhofer of Thomasville.

Students recognized for attaining their Medical Assisting Diploma were: Leona Hopwood of Whigham, Angela Mack of Thomasville, and Demetria Powell of Thomasville.

SWGTC offers a five semester Medical Assisting degree program and a four semester diploma program that trains the student for administrative and clinical duties, primarily in physicians’ offices or clinics. Clinical skills include taking vital signs, obtaining medical histories, performing basic lab tests, sterilizing instruments, administering medications, and assisting the physician. Administrative skills include answering phones, scheduling appointments, transcription, filing medical and insurance reports, and arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services.

For more information on the Medical Assisting program at SWGTC, please contact Elizabeth Peace at (229) 225-5081 or epeace@southwestgatech.edu.

Summer Semester 2014 begins May 19th!

Southwest Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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