Meet Virginia

Virginia Chambers, CMA (AAMA), BS, MHA is the department faculty chair and program director for the Medical Assisting Program at Portland Community College.  She is also the Subject Area Committee Chair which works on developing curriculum standards for the Patient-Centered Medical Home, including best practices and standards for student engagement. She has worked in medicine for more than 23 years and is enthusiastic about the changing healthcare landscape.

In 2017, she received the John & Suzanne Roueche Teaching Excellence award from the national League for Innovation in Community Colleges. In 2015, she was awarded the Golden Apple Award, which is its educator of the year honor.  Virginia was also recognized by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for her efforts in cultivating excellence among partners and students, as well as her involvement with the AAMA on the local, state and national levels. Virginia serves on several tasks force committees, including Oregon’s Educators Forum and the American Association of Medical Assistants Leaders in Education and Practice. 

Much of Virginia’s time is spent on community outreach programs building relationships with partners, clinics and healthcare organizations to provide support to their students, training opportunities to graduates and the skills and training institutions need to hire qualified workers in the medical assisting field. 

PO Box 19388, Portland, OR 97280
Phone: (503) 222-9977  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

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