SCC Medical Assistant Students Celebrating by Giving Back

Medical Assistants Recognition Week is next week, October 17 - 21, with Medical Assistants Recognition Day on Wednesday, October 19.

You might think the Medical Assistant students at South Central College might take the opportunity to celebrate and relax – and you would be half right. SCC has a couple of celebratory events planned for the students. But relaxing will not be on the agenda for the week.

In addition to their demanding class schedules, SCC’s medical assistant students get ample opportunities for hands-on experience throughout the semester working with various organizations including:

• Flu Shot Clinics for Mayo Clinic Health System employees
• Health Fairs at various companies
• Onsite Wellness Activities at businesses throughout the region
• Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics at Old Main Village

The monthly blood pressure clinics for residents at Old Main Village happen the 3rd Wednesday of every month, with the next one falling on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

“Experiences like these in real world settings give our students firsthand experiential knowledge of what it will be like to be working in their field,” said Cristen Cox, Medical Assistant Instructor and Director of Allied Health at South Central College. “In addition, most students pursuing a career as a medical assistant do so with the goal of helping others, and they find giving back to their communities in this way tremendously rewarding.”