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Medical Assistants Complete Program at North Campus

Front row, from left, Brooke Knickerbocker, Heidi Jenkins and Becky Morral. Second row, from left, Patti Deming, Tona Williams, Alexandra Anthony and Kristina Grant. Back row, from left, Julie Anthony, Robin Perla, Karen Eldridge and Bonnie Kalyan. Graduation ceremonies were held June 21 for those completing the medical (office) assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s North Campus near Wellsboro.

Eleven students completed the nine-month clock-hour training program that prepares students for employment in medical offices and clinics.

The students chose one of their instructors, Lucia Lajcsak, paralegal, as the speaker for the event. They also chose their classmate, Kristina Grant, to offer remarks about their experience as students.

Certificates were presented by Brenda G. Abplanalp, director of North Campus outreach services. Debra A. Day, instructor/trainer, presented medical assistant pins to each graduate. A reception for family and friends was held in the North Campus lounge following the graduation ceremony.

The medical assistant students completed 800 hours of classroom instruction followed by a 160-hour externship in physicians’ offices in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and Southern Tier of New York. At the completion of all requirements, students sat for the American Medical Technology exam for certification as a registered medical assistant (RMA).

Karen Eldridge received the North Campus Achievement Award for academic excellence. The complete list of graduates is: Alexandra Anthony, Becky Morral and Tona Williams, all of Wellsboro; Julie Anthony, of Middlebury Center; Patricia Deming, of Tioga; Karen Eldridge and Bonnie Kalyan, both of Westfield; Brooke Knickerbocker, of Nelson; Kristina Grant, of Gaines; Robin Perla, of Arnot; and Heidi Jenkins, of Mansfield.

The next scheduled medical assistant class will begin in September. For those interested in enrolling, an information session is scheduled for July 15 at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 570-724-7703 or visit online .

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