Retired Air Force Col. Darlene Sanders was living the dream Thursday morning.
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.
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.
Winifred, Mont., was a long way from anywhere, and growing up there Heather Heggem understood the unique needs of a rural community.
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…
Twenty-nine students will graduate from the Rocky Mountain College Master of Physician Assistant Studies program Aug. 22.
Rocky Mountain College's physician assistant program recently received word that its accreditation has been renewed for five years.
Dr. Robert Wilmouth
Leap-year celebrant: Margia Pretlow
As a student in the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program, Kate Blakeslee developed a taste for practicing medicine in Third World countries.
Wearing white coats, 21 Rocky Mountain College students will graduate Thursday morning, earning master's degrees in Physician Assistant Studies.
Larry Rowland’s U.S. Air Force job was classified, so he couldn’t talk about it with his four daughters.
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.
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.
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.
Competition is fierce; the program intense.
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."
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.
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.
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.