Who are MT Physician assistants (PAs)? Why Physician Assistant Program in Montana is important for the medical professionals aiming to serve in the primary care and surgical fields?
The MT Physician Assistants are these medical professionals, thoroughly trained through didactic and clinical to serve in the primary care, medical and surgical field under the supervision of a Physician or take autonomous medical decisions.
The required knowledge and skills of PAs for offering primary health care services in rural and urban areas and in a variety of health care settings, under the direction of physician or autonomous is provided through the rigorous 26-month training through the Rocky Mountain College Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.
Rocky Mountain College (RMC) Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Rocky Mountain College (RMC) is located in Billings, MT. The college is known for its high standard Physician Assistant Studies Program.
The program length is 26 months, comprising of didactic and classroom instructions and clinical trainings. The completion of the training program also offers you eligibility to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) that can award you a certificate, required for your MT PA Licensure.
The licensure also provides you practice permission, making you an integral part of a multidisciplinary medical team. Your practice scope includes assisting a physician, write prescriptions, perform clinical procedures and execute responsibilities that were traditionally performed by the physician in variety of health care and medical settings, primary care and surgical field.
The first 12 months of your program require attending classroom instructions on various science, medical, biological science, statistic and behavioral and pharmacology studies. The didactic include 61 semester hours of credit through combined lectures, lab, discussion and demonstration. The completion of the didactic phase allows you to proceed to clinical phase of the training.
Clinical Practice Curriculum
The next 12 months of the LC Master’s PA program is completed on the clinical rotation under the supervision of a health care provider that may be a physicians or physician assistants. During clinical experience, the greater emphasis will be paid on primary care that will be divided into 8 clinical rotations conducted in vast areas including rural. The students are required to travel these areas to complete their clinical trainings and they must also bear all traveling expenses along with the accommodation charges that are associated with their clinical trainings.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted accreditation to RMC Master’s PA Program.
There are also various enrollment requirements such as Bachelor’s degree, minimum Science and cumulative GPA, minimum direct care experience hours, completion of required general, organic, biology, chemistry, biochemistry courses, medical terminology, mathematics, GRE, TOEFL, verbal test scores and additional prerequisites that must be completed to gain enrollment eligibility.
- $3,017.00/term for First Summer Term
- $11,750.00/semester for Fall Semester Tution
- $11,750.00/semester for Spring Semester Tuition
- $11,750.00/semester for Summer semester
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