About OSMA & AAMA
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.
For more information about the profession of medical assisting and how to become a Certified Medical Assistant, click here.
To join AAMA (Membership in AAMA includes OSMA) click here
To find a medical assisting program in your area, click here
OSMA Mission Statement
The mission of the Oregon Society of Medical Assistants is to provide the professional medical assistant with continuing education, credential recognition, mentoring and networking opportunities and to advocate for patient centered quality healthcare.
OSMA Vision Statement
Oregon Society of Medical Assistants supporting CMAs (AAMA) who collaborate with all medical care professionals to provide excellent health care in every setting.
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS CREED (AAMA)
-I believe in the principles and purposes of the profession of medical assisting.
-I endeavor to be more effective.
-I aspire to render greater service.
-I protect the confidence entrusted to me.
-I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people.
-I am loyal to my employer.
-I am true to the ethics of my profession.
-I am strengthened by compassion, courage and faith.
CMA (AAMA) CORE VALUES
-Actively participate in the delivery of quality health care.
-Promote patient safety and well-being.
-Contribute to a positive health care experience for patients.
-Demonstrate integrity and respect, and protect patient confidentiality.
-Advocate the essential value of certification and continuing education.
-Embrace change, growth, and learning.
A Welcome From Our President
Welcome to the OSMA Website!
As President of OSMA, I want to thank you for visiting our website. OSMA is part of a tri-level organization that supports the education and right to practice for Certified Medical Assistants through AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). OSMA (Oregon Society of Medical Assistants) is the State Society that serves the medical assistants in the state of Oregon.
Our goal is to provide information regarding the practice of medical assisting, continuing educational opportunities for our members and medical assistants throughout the state of Oregon and provide information on local Chapter levels for Chapter members. Each member of AAMA benefits from membership in the national organization (AAMA), the state level (OSMA) and the local Chapter level. Educational opportunities exist at all levels. All medical assistants are required to keep their credential current through continuing education. As a CMA (AAMA), members must earn 60 CEUs every 5 years in order to recertify. OSMA utilizes the website as a way to keep in touch with our members and make sure everyone knows where to get the CEUs they need.
AAMA is an organization open to all medical assistants, but most of our members have earned the CMA (AAMA) credential. The educational opportunities that are provided by OSMA are open to all medical assistants and membership entitles members to earn these CEUs at a discounted rate and often at no cost to the member. I would like to encourage you to join AAMA if you are not a member already and start enjoying the benefits of membership.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our website.
Kathy Puckett, CMA (AAMA)
2018-2019 OSMA President