MSU Billings hosts Rocky Mountain College PA students
MSU Billings instructors teach physician assistant students how to perform F.A.S.T. scan
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MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings recently shared its ultrasound program facilities with Rocky Mountain College (RMC) to train physician assistant (PA) students.
Dr. Victor White, instructor of radiologic technology at City College, and Jenna Andujar,
radiologic technologist at Saint Vincent Healthcare, taught the group of students
how to use two different types of ultrasound machines and then instructed them on
how to perform a Focused Assessment using Sonography in Trauma (F.A.S.T.) Scan with
The hands-on training will allow students from RMC to utilize the method on trauma
patients in the emergency room or perform the scan at any clinic or hospital.
White reached out to the Physician Assistant Program Director at RMC last summer about
offering the training and, after the college expressed interest, was referred to Dwight
Harley, one of the PA program instructors. The first seminar was held on two afternoons
in the summer of 2017 and the event was made annual after the success of the first
This is the second summer that the PA students at RMC have been instructed on the
F.A.S.T. Scan at City College.
White and Harley plan on continuing to hold the seminar annually and White plans to
collaborate with Riverstone Health on how to perform the F.A.S.T. Scan and other ultrasound
procedures in the future.
Andujar, who also instructed during the seminar, said “It is nice to see the collaboration
of the two campuses so that the PA students are getting exposure to such technology.
They seem to thoroughly enjoy it and it is something that will help them in their
For more information, contact Dr. Victor White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 247-3086.