The medical assistant students at Alpena Community College sponsored their second annual Medical Assistant Christmas Craft Show at the ACC Park Arena this weekend.
The show had over 60 crafters, and vendors open to the public selling items for Christmas.
The two–day show was held to help raise funds for the ACC medical assistant students for future activities, including an upcoming conference that will benefit the students as they learn new materials to help future patients.
“We have doctors, nurses other medical assistance, dieticians, EMT’s, police officers…just about anybody that has any connection with the healthcare field that can come and teach us something.
They come and speak so they have hour–long sessions that are educational so that we’re always at the top of our field. So that we know what the most current stuff is going on and it keeps us invigorated too,” Program Director, Kimberly Salziger said.
Medical assistant teacher, Jenine Repke said the ACC students are the future of the healthcare world, and will see the people of the community when performing their future jobs.
“I think these students are an important part of our community and they are going to see these people in the future and in the clinics when they go for their healthcare, and I think it’s important to support them,” Repke said.
This weekend’s craft show was also a good time to get your vital signs checked.
The medical assistant students performed vital pulse checks and blood pressure checks.
The craft show ended Sunday.