Raquel has always been passionate about medicine and helping others. Her interest in medicine developed in high school when she was a student athletic trainer.  

Raquel completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and then earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California.  

After college, Raquel worked as an athletic trainer at Auburn University. She was part of the staff that helped the women’s soccer team reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. This experience taught her the importance of teamwork and collaboration in providing patient care. 

Raquel decided to become a physician assistant because she wanted to have a greater impact on patient care. She enjoys working with patients to develop treatment plans that help them manage their pain and assist them in returning to the hobbies and activities they enjoy.  

When Raquel is not educating and caring for patients, she enjoys skiing, baking, and supporting the Oregon State Beavers. 

Raquel Deines Curriculum

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Master of Science
Physician Assistant
Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Certified in Basic Life Support