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School in Lights: PIMA Medical Institute, Renton Campus

A medical assisting instructor and her students organize a clothing drive to raise money for an AMT partner, the American Kidney Fund (AKF).

20180321_112258Students at Pima Medical Institute in Renton, Washington, held a clothing drive to raise money for the American Kidney Fund (AKF). In addition to collecting 1,456 lbs. of clothes and 178 lbs. of household items, they raised money from cupcake sales and cash donations, which surpassed the $500 goal they set. The initiative was spearheaded by medical assisting instructor Michelle Adams.

AMT partners with The American Kidney Fund (AKF) to foster collaborative work focusing on the role of allied health professionals in the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

The PIMA Medical Institute, Renton Campus also participated and won the AMT Medical Assistant Student Challenge Bowl in 2017 and is preparing to compete again in 2018. Students can apply for the AMT Registered Medical Assistant exam, and upon passing the exam and completing their education and externship can become nationally certified as an RMA.

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