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Administrative Medical Assistants Complete Program in Wellsboro

During a March 27 graduation ceremony at Penn College at Wellsboro, seven students were recognized for completion of the Administrative Medical Assistant Program and their preparation for employment in medical or dental offices, hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities.

Certificates were presented by Brenda G. Abplanalp, director of North Campus Outreach Services to: Monica M. Bodine and Angela M. Vandegrift, Wellsboro; Susan A. Breck, Coudersport; Justina A. Hill, Mansfield; Michelle R. McIntosh, Covington; Katie E. Reader, Blossburg; and Becky M. Thompson, Ulysses.

Recent graduates from Penn College at Wellsboro's Medical Assistant Program are (front row, from left) Angela M. Vandegrift and Katie E. Reader; and (standing from left) Monica M. Bodine, Susan A. Breck, Michelle R. McIntosh, Justina A. Hill and Becky M. Thompson.
Recent graduates from Penn College at Wellsboro’s Medical Assistant Program are (front row, from left) Angela M. Vandegrift and Katie E. Reader; and (standing from left) Monica M. Bodine, Susan A. Breck, Michelle R. McIntosh, Justina A. Hill and Becky M. Thompson.

Julie A. Stager, instructor, presented the pins. Bodine earned the award for high academic achievement; a perfect attendance award was given to Vandegrift.

The students completed 400 hours of classroom instruction, followed by a 200-hour externship in local medical clinics and physicians’ offices. At the completion of all requirements, students are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association’s certification exams for Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.

The next Administrative Medical Assistant Class is scheduled to begin in September 2015. For more information, contact Penn College at Wellsboro at 570-724-7703.

For more about Penn College , email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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