What is the WSSMA?
The Washington State Society of Medical Assistants serves the medical assisting community in Washington State.
We are part of a three level organization consisting of the national (AAMA) at the National level, the State Society (WSSMA) as a State affiliate of the AAMA, and our County Chapters on the local level.
We often liken this tri-level organization to a pyramid. If you are a member of the AAMA, you are also a WSSMA member as well as a local chapter member!
Those members not having access to a local chapter are considered -Members-at-Large, and have all of the benefits of membership. They can attend any chapter function as a guest with member benefits!
WSSMA Mission/ Purpose
It is the purpose of our organization to promote the professional growth of medical assistants through continuing education in, clinical and administrative skills and knowledge in keeping with current trends in the medical arena.
Benefits of WSSMA
- Continuing education
- Statline newsletter
- Leadership Conference
- Employment Networking
- Legal Advice
- Discounts and special rates
What is the AAMA
The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) is a national organization dedicated to promoting the professional identity and stature of its members and the medical assisting profession through education and credentialing.
WSSMA’s relationship with AAMA
The AAMA is a “tri-level” organization connected to the individual state societies and also to the county chapters. When one becomes a member of the AAMA, membership is also provided to their state society and the chapter of their choice, usually the chapter where they reside.
Contact leaders in your state society or local chapter to find out about education and volunteer opportunities near you. WSSMA Chapters are here to provide you with professional development and education opportunities to further your career and make you the medical assistant you need to be!
You can also contact the AAMA for information about the closest chapter or state affiliate to you!
www.aama-ntl.org or call 1-800-228-2262.