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CertiTrek Group Launches International Medical Assistant Certification in India

By SCMA On 14/11/2017  

CertiTrek Group launches International Medical Assistant Certification in India and would start providing the course through various training partners from first week of November

Specialty Certified Medical Assistant, a medical certification business unit of the CertiTrek Group today announced the launch of its anchor program, International Medical Assistant Certification. SCMA also made the new course a pre-requisite for all their speciality programs offered.

Specialty Certified Medical Assistant (SCMA), a pioneer in crafting specialised professionals that play an important role in the maintenance and care of patients. SCMA has been focusing on training and certifying medical assistants in more than 13 specialised practice areas.

International Medical Assistant Certification

The International Medical Assistant Certification introduces an advanced curriculum to assess a medical assistant on international healthcare standards of practice and laws. The certification is aimed at entrusting medical assistants with clinical knowledge, professional behaviour & approach, and administrative accords of assistance.

The certification is an encouraging step in the direction of skill development in India, focusing on creating valuable talent that can act as a backbone in supporting the healthcare industry. Dr. Ruchi Girotra, President, SCMA, suggests, "Over the past 12 months, healthcare employment has increased by 328,000 jobs and is at a fast growing rate with healthcare services improving in India and various government initiatives, providing healthcare to all. With our International Medical Assistant Certification, we are determined at bringing job-ready medical assistants to keep up with the talent needs of the healthcare industry."

Postulated for a senior secondary pass-out as a pre-requisite of the course, International Medical Assistant Certification would focus on skilling staff for the healthcare industry, employable across spectrums like hospitals, outpatient care units, physicians and other healthcare facilities.

The courses would be offered at various partnering centres across India starting from the first week of November.


SCMA (Specialty Certified Medical Assistant), a business unit of the CertiTrek Group, aims to provide additional value and credentials to individuals in the medical assisting profession. Recently named one of the fastest growing occupations for the next several years by the U.S. Department of Labor, Specialty Certified Medical Assistant-SCMA provides a way for individuals in the medical assisting profession to showcase their skills and knowledge and stand out from other medical assistant professionals that receive a standard certification. SCMA offers 13 different therapeutic specialties including dermatology (SCMA-D™), endocrinology (SCMA-END™), family medicine (SCMA-FM™), oncology (SCMA-ON™) and pediatrics (SCMA-PD™), among others. Offering a multitude of benefits to both individuals and employers, a Specialty Certified Medical Assistant-SCMA certified professional can save up to 25 percent on a practice's malpractice insurance and improve the reputation of the healthcare unit as 80 percent of online reviews mention the patient's experience with office staff.