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WELCOME to the OSMA website!  The Oregon Society of Medical Assistants (OSMA) is a professional organization that supports medical assistants through education, mentorship and professional networking throughout the State of Oregon.  Membership is open to all professional medical assistants, managers and other medical professionals.

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News & Upcoming Events

 

Winter Quarterly 2022

January 22, 2022 at 8am-1pm

Board Meeting to follow at 1:30pm

NOTICE: Due to the rising cases of COVID, the OSMA Winter Quarterly will be presented on ZOOM only. We will not be meeting in person. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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NEW!! MyTeam MA Review Class

PREP FOR YOUR MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION

 

MyTeam's MA certification class series is led by our MA educators and content experts. Each class participant receives:

  • Four two-hour classes, led by a certified MA instructor.

  • A comprehensive study manual — over 100 pages long!

  • One-on-one study support and guidance on the certification process.

Choose to join an upcoming class online or in-person

 

IN-PERSON from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Fridays (at 931 SW King Ave., Portland, OR 97205)

Dates: January 28, February 4, February 11, and February 18

 

ONLINE Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 am:

Dates: January 29, February 5, February 12, and February 19

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OSMA Post Conference Board Meeting: 7-24-21 Highlights

NEW!! Northwest Regional Conference 2022

Thursday, May 12th - Saturday, May 14th

Holiday Inn Portland – Columbia Riverfront, Portland, Oregon

Book a Room: Guestroom reservations may be made online through this link: 

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/portland/pdxhv/hoteldetail

 

Enter your dates of stay and select group rate. Our group code (MAN) should automatically populate. If you have any issue booking rooms through the web site, contact Cody Martin, Group Sales Coordinator at CodyMartin@HIColumbiariver.com. By phone, call (503) 978-4562. Make sure to use the NW Regional MA Conference name, so you will get the Conference Group rate.
Make reservations by April 19, 2022 (or until our room block is full, whichever comes first) in order to get the conference rate.

Registration deadlines are clearly stated on the registration form. Please submit early for best rates. We must have our meal counts in to the hotel ahead of time. On-site/same day registration will not include meals.

 

Sunday, May 15 is a post conference Board meeting for both states. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

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ONLINE LEARNING- CDC

"How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice"

Access videos and more on this topic as well as other important topics. VIEW ARTICLE & VIDEOS

 AAMA Guidelines and Content Outline for the Certification Exam

The AAMA recently announced a new content outline effective July 15, 2020. Click here to read the full newsletter regarding these changes or visit the AAMA website.

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2021 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNUAL REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE!

NEW!  CMS Final Rule Supports Medical Assistants Performing Nasopharyngeal Swabbing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” (85 FR 19247 through 19253) in the April 6, 2020, Federal Register. Its language supports my legal position that medical assistants are permitted to perform nasopharyngeal swabbing to test for COVID-19.

Read More on the AAMA Blog

Leadership & Mentoring Minutes

Read the article on "7 Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor"

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN OREGON

Look for open positions and jobs

-Just posted: Medical Assistant Instructor & Program Director

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