About

The Virginia Society of Medical Assistants (VSMA) is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Its purpose is to enable medical assisting professionals to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients; protect medical assistants’ right to practice; and promote effective, efficient health care delivery through optimal use of multi-skilled Certified Medical Assistants (CMA (AAMA) s).

VSMA is a constituent of and is affiliated with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The state society serves over 500 members throughout the State of Virginia.


Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics of this Society shall set forth principles of ethical and moral conduct as they relate to the medical profession and the particular practice of medical assisting.  Members of this Society, dedicated to conscientious pursuit of their profession and thus desiring to merit the high regard of the entire medical process and the respect of the general public which they serve, do pledge themselves to strive always to:

  • Render service with full respect for the dignity of humanity
  • Respect confidential information obtained through employment unless legally authorized or requited by responsible performance of duty to divulge such information;
  • Uphold the honor and high principles of the profession and accept its disciplines;
  • Seek to continually improve the knowledge and skills of medical assistants for the benefit of patients and professional colleagues
  • Participate in additional service activities aimed toward improving the health and well-being of the community.

Purpose

The purpose of the Virginia Society of Medical Assistants is to enable medical assisting professionals to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients; protect medical assistants’ right to practice; and promote effective, efficient health care delivery through optimal use of multi-skilled Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs).