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Physician Assistant

Largest class ever of Rocky PA students starts

Largest class ever of Rocky PA students starts

Retired Air Force Col. Darlene Sanders was living the dream Thursday morning.

July 13, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Popularity of mid-level providers grows as millions join health insurance rolls

Popularity of mid-level providers grows as millions join health insurance rolls

Millions of uninsured Americans are beginning to seek treatment with the help of the Affordable Care Act, and the onslaught is expected to strain already overextended physicians.

January 23, 2014 2:00 am Photos

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RMC gets ready to send its PAs off into the world

The graduates of Rocky Mountain College’s physician assistant program will receive white coats as part of their graduation ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Rocky makes PA program director appointment permanent

Rocky makes PA program director appointment permanent

Winifred, Mont., was a long way from anywhere, and growing up there Heather Heggem understood the unique needs of a rural community.

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Graduating students in the Rocky Mountain College physician assi

Graduating students in the Rocky Mountain College physician assi

Graduating students in the Rocky Mountain College physician assistant program don their white coats in a "White Coat" ceremony Wednesday morning at the college. Twenty-nine students graduated from the 26-month program. This year's ceremony also celebrated the PA program's accreditation being…

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Rocky to graduate 29 physician assistants

Twenty-nine students will graduate from the Rocky Mountain College Master of Physician Assistant Studies program Aug. 22.

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Rocky's PA program reaccredited for 5 years

Rocky's PA program reaccredited for 5 years

Rocky Mountain College's physician assistant program recently received word that its accreditation has been renewed for five years.

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Dr. Bob Wilmouth

Dr. Bob Wilmouth

Dr. Robert Wilmouth

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Big surprises mark special birthdays

Big surprises mark special birthdays

Leap-year celebrant: Margia Pretlow

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Billings Clinic physician assistant volunteers time, talent in Ecuador

Billings Clinic physician assistant volunteers time, talent in Ecuador

As a student in the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program, Kate Blakeslee developed a taste for practicing medicine in Third World countries.

December 28, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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21 physician assistants graduate from Rocky Mountain College

21 physician assistants graduate from Rocky Mountain College

Wearing white coats, 21 Rocky Mountain College students will graduate Thursday morning, earning master's degrees in Physician Assistant Studies.

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Mother's care inspires daughters

Mother's care inspires daughters

Larry Rowland’s U.S. Air Force job was classified, so he couldn’t talk about it with his four daughters.

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Roundup Memorial Hospital looks to Billings Clinic to help attract physicians

Roundup Memorial Hospital looks to Billings Clinic to help attract physicians

ROUNDUP — Roundup Memorial Hospital has been trying — with no success — to recruit two full-time general practitioners to augment the medical staff at its 25-bed critical access hospital.

February 21, 2011 6:45 pm Photos

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Wardell's hire 'final' piece in Rocky's physician assistant faculty

Wardell's hire 'final' piece in Rocky's physician assistant faculty

In a sustained effort to add muscle to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program at Rocky Mountain College, Tanja Wardell, a practicing PA at St. Vincent Healthcare, will join the faculty on Feb. 15.

February 02, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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Rocky Mountain College resuscitates physician assistant program

Rocky Mountain College resuscitates physician assistant program

Doctor shortages, especially in rural and underserved areas of Montana, aging baby boomers and a changing health care system have thrust the demand for physician assistants into the national spotlight — and Rocky Mountain College has strategically positioned itself to be on the cusp of the boom.

January 30, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Only handful of students make it into Rocky's PA program

Only handful of students make it into Rocky's PA program

Competition is fierce; the program intense.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Jolene Kelly

Jolene Kelly

Jolene Kelly, director of the Des Moines University physician assistant program, underscores the importance of a top-notch faculty, saying, "The faculty are the backbone of any program."

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Dr. Bob Wilmouth

Dr. Bob Wilmouth

Dr. Bob Wilmouth is the only cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeon in the country to lead a physician assistant program. Rocky Mountain College President Mike Mace hand-selected Wilmouth to lead the once-troubled program.

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Purcell to teach in PA program at Rocky

Purcell to teach in PA program at Rocky

Dr. Tom Purcell, former medical director of the Billings Clinic Cancer Center, will assume a leadership role of a different kind in January. This time it will be in a Billings college classroom.

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Physician assistant

Physician assistant

Twenty-six physician assistants turn to face family and friends during a graduation White Coat Ceremony at Rocky Mountain College on Thursday, August 26, 2010.

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