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Meet Your Instructor: Robyn Gobbel

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 04, 2019
Robyn Gobbel is part of the Institute for Health Professionals team at PCC and an instructor with the Interpersonal Neurobiology program. 
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Topics: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Meet the IHP Team, Healthcare, Stories & News

Meet Our Newest Advisor: Kim Allchurch-Flick

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 26, 2018

Kim Allchurch-Flick begins her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in January 2019. She will be the cohort lead for the Encore & Solo Business Builders Program.

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Topics: Small Business, Encore Entrepreneurship, Solopreneurship, Meet the SBDC Team

How the Sister Sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda Overlap

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 26, 2018

Both yoga and Ayurveda have their roots in India, where they are commonly practiced as ways to improve the health of both the body and mind and prepare oneself for liberation. Though each of these sciences has been used for thousands of years, they have become more popular in Western cultures over the past few decades. By 2020, it is estimated that the Yoga industry in the US will reach $11.6 billion and the global Ayurveda market is not far behind. From a variety of yoga studios to herbs, spices and essential oils, the value of these practices is blossoming across the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare, Ayurveda, institute for health professionals

Changing Customer Service Trends Require Adjustments to Technology

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 19, 2018

Michelle Brubaker’s experience at PCC offers a common story. It starts out something like this: she’s passionate about what she does, she’s been with PCC for over two decades, and she’s constantly keeping up to date with industry trends to bring timely relevance to the topics she instructs. She's also an author of several books about marketing and a consultant and public speaker. We connected with Michelle to learn a little more about her experience, vision and what she brings to the classroom.

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Topics: Professional Development, Customer Service

Interest in a career in Clinical Research? 3 Key Things You Need to Know.

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 18, 2018

Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have a vital role in the healthcare industry. They help advance medical knowledge and patient care by monitoring clinical trials, ensuring compliance with trial protocol, reviewing case report forms and working closely with clinical research coordinators (CRCs). In some cases, the success of clinical trials rely heavily on the skills and competence of the CRA.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

What to Expect as a Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 13, 2018

We’ve all faced the dread that comes with going to a doctor or hospital. And in some cases, a poor first impression is all it takes someone for someone to turn around and leave, even if it means missing out on necessary treatment. That first impression is everything - and it’s what you’ll be able to provide as a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Patient Access, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare, institute for health professionals

Meet Your Instructor: Kimberly Phillips

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 12, 2018

Meet Your Instructor: Kimberly Phillips, BA, MOT, CCRP
Kimberly Phillips is an instructor in the Foundations of Clinical Research program.  She teaches courses on protocol overview, sample protocols, project management, data analysis/publication, and safety monitoring. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research, Meet the IHP Team

How is career planning different than a job search?

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 10, 2018

by Jennifer Anderson

Over the course of a 40-year career, you are likely to spend 100,000 hours of your life working.

The hours of your life that you spend working will largely dictate whether or not you find it easy to be a happy person. They’ll have an impact on your health, your relationships and your finances. Those 100,000 hours will also have an impact on the world.

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Topics: Professional Development

How to Become a Dental Assistant in Oregon

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 04, 2018

Considering becoming a dental assistant? You’re not alone. The industry is continuously growing, with an estimated 65,000 more dental assistants needed by 2026. Dental assistants play a significant role as a member of the dental health care team, increasing the efficiency of the dentist in a number of ways. They provide patient care, take x-rays, assist with dental procedures, and handle other routine tasks.

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Topics: dental assisting, Healthcare

11 Ways to Jump Start Your Professional Development Today

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 04, 2018

Regardless of what field you are in, whether you hold a professional license, or continuing education is required for your profession, everyone benefits from professional development on a regular basis. 
Proactively completing formal learning and development demonstrates initiative to your manager, and if you are the manager, it sets a great example for your staff.

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Topics: Professional Development, Portland Community College, Employee Training

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