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      How Medical Assistants Can Celebrate MAR Week With Their Peers

      MA-week-assets-download-01Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MAR Week) celebrated the third full week in October (Oct. 15-19, 2018), is a time to celebrate your hard work, dedication and compassionate care. Your ordinary is extraordinary, and we hope that as a healthcare professional you celebrate your achievements, as well as the achievements of your peers. Here are some ideas to help you lift up and celebrate your fellow MAs so that they can feel seen and appreciated.

      A Little Treat for Their Soul (and Their Stomach)

      Surprise them when they get to the office with their favorite coffee order or candy. Include a note to wish them a happy MAR Week and thank them for everything they do. It doesn’t have to be a novel, but a few words of recognition go a long way. Here's some fun ways you can tell them they are "MArvelous“.

      • You’re MAgical!
      • You are doing a MAgnificent job!
      • Your MAgnetic personality is great for our patients!
      • You are MAking a difference!
      • Your work is MAsterful!

      “Like” What They Do

      Share a post on social media to raise awareness of MAR Week and tag all your MA friends to help them feel appreciated. You can even nominate them for our "Share Your Care" giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Check out our MAR Week page for some free images you can use! Don't forget to use the hashtag #MARweek2018


      Clever Little Gifts They’ll Love

      Gift them with something that they can use at work. They will be reminded every day that they are a valued member of the team. Here are a few ideas:
      • A new badge holder to thank them for “holding everything together"
      • Some warm socks because they “have a tendency to knock people’s socks off”
      • Surprise them with a box of "emergency chocolates"
      • Gift a tube of luxurious hand lotion for when things get "rough"
      • Gift a new set of fancy pens because they have the "write stuff"

       You’ve Got MAil

      Make each of your peers a mailbox and observe them extra carefully throughout the week. When you notice them going above and beyond the call of duty, send them a note recognizing their effort and let them know you appreciate what they do. Encourage everyone in the practice to do the same, and by the end of the week you will have given many compliments and words of encouragement to your front line of healthcare.

      MAR Week only comes once a year, but MAs provide compassionate care year-round. We hope that you celebrate all that you and your co-workers do regularly, but MAR Week is an extra special time to go above and beyond … just like you do for your patients every day.


      Topics: allied health careers, CCMA, for fun, patient care