WPCC Medical Assistant Student Wins Contest


Photo of Monica Castro and her award winning t-shirt. May 16, 2018 – Monica Castro, a student in Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Medical Assisting Program, recently won the “Spirit of Medical Assisting T-shirt Contest” at the North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants (NCAMA) Educator’s conference.

The conference was held in Charlotte, N.C., where Castro was named as the first-place winner with a shirt she designed and created reflecting the spirit of medical assistants across the state as,  “Tough Enough to be a Medical Assistant Crazy Enough to Love it!”

The WPCC Medical Assisting program was started in 1969 and was the first accredited program in the state of North Carolina.  Graduates of the diploma and/or degree are eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Successful completion of this examination results in the professional credential- CMA (AAMA). Each year the WPCC Medical Assisting graduates score consistently higher on the certification exam than the national average and find employment in the local medical service field.

For more information visit www.wpcc.edu/medical-assisting/ or call Rachel Bradshaw, program coordinator at 828-448-3501 or Vicki Shuping, program instructor at 828-448-3172.

Western Piedmont Community College is located in the rolling foothills of picturesque Morganton, N.C. and proudly serves the local area by providing accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in the community. The college is one of only five colleges in the North Carolina Community College System achieving an “excellence” level in four of seven mandated performance measures and is guided by the College’s five-year strategic plan focusing on student success, employee development, workforce development, community engagement, and institutional enhancement.   For more information, visit www.wpcc.edu or provide feedback to the College by visiting www.wpcc.edu/feedback. 

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