Learn here.

Dreaming of a medical career, but still need some schooling?
Learn about our partnership with A.T. Still University.
Once you graduate, remember that we are always on the
lookout for dedicated, mission-driven professionals
who live the mission of safety-net public healthcare.
You may be closer than you think to a meaningful career!


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Grow here.

We’re hiring! Community Health Centers of the Central Coast is on the lookout for dedicated, mission-driven professionals who live the mission of safety-net public healthcare. Thinking about a medical career, but still need some schooling? Learn about our partnership with A.T. Still University. Realizing your true calling may be a lot closer than you think!


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Learn here.

Dreaming of a medical career, but still need some schooling?
Learn about our partnership with A.T. Still University.
Once you graduate, remember that we are always on the lookout for dedicated, mission driven professionals
who live the mission of safety-net public healthcare.
You may be closer than you think to a meaningful career!


Partnered for Your Success

A.T. Still University (ATSU) has partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to develop the Central Coast Physician Assistant (CCPA) program, with the goal of educating community-oriented physician assistants who will provide whole-person primary care to our nation’s underserved communities.


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – California

The CCPA program is a 24-month residential master’s degree program based in Santa Maria, California. Students will spend one year on campus in Santa Maria for the preclinical phase of the program. Then, students will enter the clinical phase, including 35 weeks of supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) in various medical disciplines. Students will spend the clinical phase primarily at one of the partnered Community Health Centers (CHCs) located across the U.S.

CCPA program prepares highly competent professionals in the science of medicine steeped in the osteopathic tradition of body, mind, and spirit care for the whole person and service to underserved populations. From their first day, CCPA students are immersed in engaged scholarship, threading the philosophy of whole-person healthcare and serving the underserved through classes and activities designed to foster critical thinking.

Curriculum 

Faculty and staff work closely with CCPA students, helping them develop professional attributes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for efficient and optimal patient care. CCPA program aims to produce providers who will enter the CHC system and will provide primary care in the following community health specialties:

    • Family medicine
    • General internal medicine
    • General pediatrics
    • Women’s health
    • Behavioral health/psychiatry




Hometown scholars

Are you a Hometown Scholar? The Hometown Scholars program helps ATSU meet the needs of community health centers by identifying, attracting, and educating dedicated, motivated, and qualified community-minded healers. Hometown Scholar-endorsed applicants may receive advance applicant consideration.


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LATEST NEWS


February 20, 2024

Dr. Ayers, with his wealth of experience and dedication to whole-body health, is committed to providing personalized chiropractic care to help patients achieve improved well-being. He integrates various techniques tailored to meet individual needs, ensuring comfortable and effective treatment while empowering patients.

February 12, 2024

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, making it the perfect time to focus on getting kids started on the road to lifelong healthy smiles. CHC wants you to remember that good oral hygiene habits established early will help prevent tooth decay down the line. As a parent, you play a key role in laying the foundation for your child’s oral health success.

January 24, 2024

Community Health Centers is thrilled to welcome board-certified pediatrician Dr. Felipe Arce, MD – now seeing patients in our Del Valle/Santa Maria clinic. With a true calling for nurturing children’s health, Dr. Arce provides personalized care focused on supporting growth and development from newborns to age 17.


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