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New Doctor of Medical Science program officially accredited

Billings, Mont., September 10, 2020 – Dr. Heather Heggem, Program Director for Rocky Mountain College’s new online Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program, is pleased to begin welcoming  practicing physician assistants (PA’s) into the program. After receiving approval through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) to include the program under the College’s accreditation, 24 seats are formally open for qualified, credentialed PA’s seeking to improve their skills, communication, and leadership as medical providers. 

The DMSc program at Rocky Mountain College is designed to fit into practicing PA’s schedules as they prepare to meet the needs of rural and underserved populations. The program, which begins in January, will feature small, innovative classes taught by PA-C, DMSc, Ph.D., and M.D. professionals with extensive familiarity with medical education and clinical practice. All courses will be delivered entirely online and completed within a 12 month period. The DMSc program is Rocky Mountain College’s second doctoral program, joining a diverse offering of graduate medical programs.

Accreditation from the NWCCU is granted when performance, quality, and integrity is recognized within an institution and merits confidence within the academic community and public. The NWCCU is a regional nonprofit organization working for the U.S. Department of Education to accredit post secondary institutions in the United States . Learn more about the DMSc program and sign up for the upcoming webinar.

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