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© 2015 South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants

Networking Opportunities
Professional Association

This society is a constituent of the American Association of Medical Assistants, the only association in the world devoted exclusively to the medical assisting profession.

The SDSMA offers opportunities to share ideas and discuss common problems. Expert advice is only an email or phone call away. This is also an excellent way to keep current on the job market in your area.

The SDSMA has a Public Policy liaison that monitors upcoming or proposed legislation in Virginia as well as Federal legislation that could affect the Medical Assistant’s Right to Practice. As a member of the SDSMA, you have the AAMA legal counsel at your disposal to advise on the scope of practice issues. 

The SDSMA can be a resource for information on medical assisting. The latest information and changes in policy and procedure for CMA (AAMA)'s is posted to the website and the AAMA website can be accessed via the SDSMA site. Be knowledgeable about changes in education and recertification requirements. The answer is only a click away.

Benefits of SDSMA Membership

 

Membership offers numerous benefits that can assist members throughout their academic and professional lives.  Below outlines a few of those benefits that members get!

Stay in the Loop
Public Policy
Continuing Education

SDSMA offers CEUs in the spring at the annual meeting and chapter meetings throughout the year. The topics are varied and cover administrative, clinical and general areas. Other opportunities offered to members will be posted on the SDSMA website and Facebook page.

Protect Your Practice Rights
Standards

As a member, you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to CMA Today, an informative magazine devoted entirely to your profession. That’s a $60 value!  Flip through each issue (six per year) for CEU articles, medical assisting news, and health care information.

Most importantly, you will be associated with an association that sets the standards in professionalism, education and growth. 

Get your Credential Verified

The AAMA backs you up. Your employer can request verification of your CMA (AAMA) certification status, and we stand ready to respond. This service helps protect your employment future!

Build Prestige

Enhance professional credibility to peers and employers by affiliation with the AAMA.  Membership looks great on a résumé. It shows a level of seriousness about your chosen profession that is hard to convey in any other way.

Easy on Your Wallet

Membership goes easy on your tight budget. It’s less than what you often pay to go to about five movies a year.

CMA Today at Your Door

As a member, you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to CMA Today, an informative magazine devoted entirely to your profession. That’s a $60 value!  Flip through each issue (six per year) for CEU articles, medical assisting news, and health care information.

CMA (AAMA) Exam Discount

Invest in your future for less. You can apply for the prestigious CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Exam at the reduced member rate of $125. That’s a $125 savings off the nonmember rate of $250!

 

Note: Graduating students and recent graduates of medical assisting programs accredited by CAAHEP or ABHES qualify for the reduced rate.

The AAMA is the premier association dedicated exclusively to medical assistants. Members save money, get in the know, and meet people who are in the profession.

 

CEU Options Abound
CMA Today at Your Door

Stay on top of your field with continuing education. Take advantage of discounts:

 

As a member, you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to CMA Today, an informative magazine devoted entirely to your profession. That’s a $60 value!  Flip through each issue (six per year) for CEU articles, medical assisting news, and health care information.

View Your CEU's Daily
Discounts

No paying; no waiting. As a member, your AAMA CEUs are registered and accessible online daily!

Receive discounts on conference registration, workshop fees, self-study courses, and the e-Learning Center.  Plus, receive access to discounts on daily purchases and protection on big investments, like homes and cars from USAdvantage Plans.

Get Super Rates on Protection
CEU Options Abound

Get special rates for personal accident and long-term care. Additional insurance benefits are available to AAMA members, such as life and accidental death and dismemberment.

Receive discounts on conference registration, workshop fees, self-study courses, and the e-Learning Center.  Plus, receive access to discounts on daily purchases and protection on big investments, like homes and cars from USAdvantage Plans.

AAMA Annual Conference
Rub Elbows
Boost Your Job Leads
Volunteer Opportunities

Attend the AAMA Conference and get on the path to professionalism. Go to informative CEU sessions. Talk with recognized leaders in your field. Get the latest on association happenings.  Plus, ponder this: Attending the conference will give you bragging rights at job interviews or your annual review!

Connect with colleagues at local and state programs and events. Meet a mentor for lunch. And, once you get home, shoot off a quick e-mail to the people you’ve met or heard speak at a session. Build lasting professional friendships.

At least 60 percent of all jobs are found through networking, according to About.com. As a member of the AAMA, you’ll meet other medical assistants who are working in the field. Talk to them. Let them know if you’re looking for employment opportunities.

Volunteer for association activities at all levels, and help shape the future of the profession. Maybe even consider taking a leadership role!  Volunteer activity also looks great on a résumé and can impress employers at job interviews or your annual review. 

Find Out More: Join today!

For more information on Membership, visit the AAMA
Frequently Asked Questions page here.