The American Association of Medical Assistants® installed Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA), CN-BC, as a 2021-2022 AAMA Trustee in Houston, Texas, at the 65th AAMA Annual Conference. In this capacity, Bogar, a resident of League City, Texas, represents medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA)® across the nation.
Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical assistants work in outpatient healthcare settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.
“Medical Assistants have worked for years to prove that they are an essential part of the healthcare team that provides compassionate and quality patient care,” says Bogar. “The past two years in the COVID-19 era have proven how invaluable we are to every part of healthcare and how many roles we are able to fill.”
Bogar brings a great deal of experience to her office. She has worked in the healthcare field for 17 years in various specialties, including reproductive endocrinology at the Center of Reproductive Medicine. Bogar currently works at a UTMB Health breast cancer and surgical oncology clinic in League City and recently achieved certification as a breast cancer/oncology patient navigator. Even more, she is a founder—and serves as a member of—the medical assistant advisory council at UTMB Health.
Bogar has served in many capacities for the AAMA, including as a Trustee since 2018, chair of the Marketing Strategy Team, chair of Ad Hoc Committee on Higher Education and member of the AAMA Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, Leadership Development Strategy Team, Membership Development Committee, Nominating Committee and Social Media Committee. She has served the Texas Society of Medical Assistants for the last eight years as state president, secretary, delegate, newsletter editor and webmaster.
The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)® — or CMA (AAMA) — credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board of the AAMA. The Certifying Board was awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012, the global benchmark for personnel certification bodies, thus distinguishing the CMA (AAMA) from all other medical assisting certifications.
Certification status is a matter of public record and may be released. Every day the AAMA responds to more than 100 employer requests for CMA (AAMA) certification verification — for both current and potential employees.