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A photo of SCU MSPA Program Director Melanie Catalano, MSPA, PA-C speaking to students during a White Coat Ceremony.

SCU partners with Beverly Hills Physicians to offer Physician Assistant Students real-world experience in surgery


WHITTIER, CA – (Feb. 11, 2022)SCU has announced a partnership with Beverly Hills Physicians, a medical group based in Greater Los Angeles. The partnership will create clinical rotation opportunities for SCU Master of Science: Physician Assistant (MSPA) students.

Beverly Hills Physicians Medical Director and Managing Partner Dr. Kevin Hayavi says that the new clinical rotation program will allow physician assistants in training to work alongside surgeons and other medical professionals to obtain in-depth, hands on, real-world experience in operating rooms.

“We believe that the next generation of physician assistants needs the best and most complete training possible,” Dr. Hayavi said. “PA’s are becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare community. The need for highly trained medical personnel is growing very fast as the number of patients increases. As licensed practitioners who can provide many of the same services as MDs, they are filing a growing niche in all areas of healthcare.”

“Beverly Hills Physicians was established over two decades ago and we’ve enjoyed some real success,” adds Dr. Hayavi. “The PA internship program is a chance for us to give back to the community and to the healthcare field at large. This new program supplements BHP’s existing one year Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery program aimed at providing on-the-job training for the next generation of plastic surgeons,” Dr. Hayavi said.

“We are excited to partner with Beverly Hills Physicians as the partnership will enhance our PAs clinical education in diverse healthcare settings and overall, will benefit the health and well-being of patients who will be served by our well-trained future health care providers,” said SCU MSPA Program Director Melanie Catalano, MSPA, PA-C “It’s through integrated, interprofessional community partnerships such as this, that take health care education to new levels. We thank Beverly Hills Physicians for these quality, in-depth and real-world operating room training opportunities that our students will be a part of.”

Beverly Hills Physicians offers the full range of plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures, as well as the latest in weight loss medicine. Members of the public who would like to learn more about clinical rotations for student physician assistants or who are interested in any of the medical group’s procedures can visit its website at beverlyhillsphysicians.com/ or call (310) 620-7911. Beverly Hills Physicians operates locations throughout the Greater LA area as well as Ventura County and Orange County.

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