Competency #1 – Professionalism

Using reference material such as your textbook and the Internet research One of the topics below and post to the comment box below. Your posting should be between 1-3 pargraphs (see sample paragraphs). Good writing skills are required. For more information about good writing skills please review Writing Rubric under Getting Started in Blackboard. More than one person may use the same topic. After the topic has been posted please respond to at least two other students’ posting.

When responding to your fellow students the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Information clearly relates to the topic and adds new concepts or information. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.
  • Enhances the critical thinking process through reflection and difference questioning of self and others.
  • Encourages interaction among your classmates.
  • Professional vocabulary and writing style are used throughout the discussion.

Topics:

How the medical assistant and the physician can apply legal and ethical standards in the workplace.

What are the characteristics of a Professional Medical Assistant?

Name several types of health-care practitioner’s licenses and what you must do to maintain these credentials.

Explain what CAAHEP and ABHES are and why they exist.

What must you do to maintiain your certification/registration once you have achieved your credentials?

This assignment is worth 20 points.

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