ECC Outstanding Medical Assisting Student Award Presented

ECC Outstanding Medical Assisting Student Award Presented

December 27, 2022 | ,

East Central College student Serena Macey, St. James, is the “ECC Outstanding Medical Assisting Student” award recipient.

Macey was selected for the award for the quality of her clinical work at Mercy Clinic at St. James, and her performance in the classroom.

ECC presents the award to a student who the College has made difference in their life. For Macey, ECC provided her with an education to obtain a job in a profession in which she has endless opportunities, and the ability to support herself and advance her career.

Macey already has been hired by Mercy Clinic at St. James, where she recently completed a clinical externship. She was hired due to how quickly she learned in the clinical setting and all that she already has accomplished.

Medical Assisting students must complete a clinical externship, a hands-on experience caring for patients in a healthcare setting. Early on in her clinical, before she was hired to work at the clinic, Macey’s clinical supervisor said Macey was eager to learn, and she has taken on numerous tasks expected of experienced Medical Assistants.

“We all love her. She jumps right in to learn anything and everything. I would say by the time she is done with her time here in St James she will be a wonderful addition to any office,” the clinical supervisor commented. “We currently have her up to date with rooming, vitals, drawing labs, strep, COVID, urine, working the front, taking money, and so much more. I would hire here in a heartbeat. She will make someone a very, very good co-worker soon.”

Macey will take her Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam within the coming weeks.

To learn more about the Medical Assistant program, visit, or contact Nancy Mitchell dean of health sciences & director of nursing, at or 636-584-6616.