HOUSTON (May 9, 2014) - Lone Star College-North Harris medical assisting program students recently competed in the second annual Student Knowledge Bowl at the Texas Society of Medical Assistants (TSMA) annual education conference and general assembly meeting in Houston.
"This was the first time students from Lone Star College-North Harris participated in the TSMA educational conference and in the Student Knowledge Bowl,” said Lorraine Schoenbeck, program director of the medical assisting program at LSC-North Harris. “Winning is a very proud moment for the program and the college."
The LSC-North Harris team, comprised of 17 medical assisting students, won thanks to their familiarity and understanding of advanced medical terminology. They competed against students from Houston Community College, San Jacinto Community College and National American University.
“Thanks to our incredible instructors, our students are well-prepared for a career in medical assisting and in high demand by local employers.” added Dr. Bill Drees, dean of the health and human sciences division at LSC-North Harris. “Their success at this competition is yet another example of the outstanding quality of our program.”
The medical assisting program at LSC-North Harris is a three-semester program that trains individuals to perform various clinical and administrative functions in a health care facility. These functions, performed under the direction of a licensed physician and/or licensed physicians assistant, are completed while examining and treating patients.
For more information about the program, and a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit LoneStar.edu/medical-assist-dept-nharris or call 281.943.6830.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.