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Riverside County Regional Medical Center / Riverside Community College Physician Assistant Certification Program (PA-C)
First, what’s the difference between a PA-C and PA-M Program? <ul><li>A certificate program normally requires about 4 grad...
RCC’s Dedication… <ul><li>To primary care physician assistant education </li></ul><ul><li>To diversity in the selection of...
Enrollment Procedures <ul><li>Accepts 30 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>Application period begins May 1st of every ye...
Clinical Experience Requirements <ul><li>Minimum 2,00 paid “hands on” patient care experience in the disciples of medicine...
Estimated Costs
Academic Prerequisites  Must be completed at the time of application with a “C” or better <ul><li>(note: Anatomy, Physiolo...
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Riverside Community College PA Program

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Riverside Community College PA Program

  1. 1. Riverside County Regional Medical Center / Riverside Community College Physician Assistant Certification Program (PA-C)
  2. 2. First, what’s the difference between a PA-C and PA-M Program? <ul><li>A certificate program normally requires about 4 graduate courses </li></ul><ul><li>A master's degree generally requires 10 (sometimes more), and you may have a master's thesis and/or comprehensive examination requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>A graduate certificate in a field that is close to the one you want to work in could open doors to a good job. But it does not have nearly as much impact as a master's. </li></ul>
  3. 3. RCC’s Dedication… <ul><li>To primary care physician assistant education </li></ul><ul><li>To diversity in the selection of students, faculty and curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Service to the medially undeserved urban and rural populations of Riverside County </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes to PA profession </li></ul><ul><li>Provide quality primary care providers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enrollment Procedures <ul><li>Accepts 30 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>Application period begins May 1st of every year and ends August 31st of the same ear for the class beginning Fall of the following year </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clinical Experience Requirements <ul><li>Minimum 2,00 paid “hands on” patient care experience in the disciples of medicine, nursing or allied health </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer experience will not fufill the patient care experience requirement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Estimated Costs
  7. 7. Academic Prerequisites Must be completed at the time of application with a “C” or better <ul><li>(note: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology combined minimum GPA of 2.7, overall GPA of 2.5 in other general education courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy + Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Physiology + Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>English Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory General Physics + Lab </li></ul><ul><li>General Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended - Medical Terminology </li></ul>

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