Neuroscience and Spine Institute

Physician Assistants

Members of the Neuroscience & Spine Institute, along with Kalispell Regional Healthcare, have developed an intensive and comprehensive 12-month didactic and clinical program in neurological surgery for the physician assistant that provides the resident with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for the neurosurgical patient.

Program components include:
  • Combined didactic and clinical curriculum
  • Scholarly publication and research opportunity
  • Rotations in all areas of neurosurgery and supportive departments
  • Online case tracking and ePortfolio
A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Length of program: 12 months
  • Rotations will vary and are outlined on the curriculum overview.
  • Rotations will include exposure to spine, vascular, tumor, neurotrama, critical care and functional.
Class size: 1 student
Class start date: Variable
Requirements: 12 months
  • Graduate of ARC-PA Physician Assistant program
  • Eligible for MT licensure
  • NCCPA eligible or certified
Resources: For additional information, please feel free to contact the Department of Neurological Surgery at (406) 752-5170.