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Patricia Bogema


Dr. Patricia Bogema

Norco College Alumna of the Year 2023

Norco College has recently announced Dr. Patricia Bogema as the recipient of the 2023 Norco College Alumnus of the Year award. The award recognizes outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession and community, and Dr. Bogema is a prime example of such excellence.

As a graduate of Norco College, Dr. Bogema has continued to make significant strides in her career, leaving a lasting impact on the medical community and adult learners. Her dedication and hard work have helped to improve the lives of thousands of people, and her contributions have not gone unnoticed.

Throughout her career, Dr. Bogema has been committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to her patients. She has worked tirelessly to improve access to healthcare in underserved communities and has been a staunch advocate for patients' rights and safety. Her expertise in osteopathy has also allowed her to make significant contributions to the development of new treatments and therapies for treating the entire person rather than just the symptoms.

Her legacy serves as an inspiration to current and future Norco College students, reminding them that with determination and perseverance, anything is possible. She is a shining example of the excellence that Norco College fosters in its students, and we are proud to call her one of our own.

Let us congratulate Dr. Patricia Bogema on this well-deserved honor.

About Dr. Patricia Bogema

Patricia Bogema defied the odds when she started her undergraduate degree at Norco College at age 38. A true success story, Dr. Bogema transferred to California State University, San Bernardino, was then admitted to medical school as a grandmother at Western University of Health Sciences and completed her Residency training in Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Today, she is a successful physician in the City of Corona. She credits Norco College for giving her the opportunity to start her college education and to fulfill a dream she never thought possible.

Although Dr. Bogema’s private practice focuses on anti-aging and wellness, her passion and calling are to help patients at the end of their life. Dr. Bogema spent over 10 years as the Medical Director of Corona Regional Hospital’s Hospice program and developed their Palliative Care program. Her other hospital positions included the Ethics Chair for over 7 years, and she was the first woman to hold an elected position in the Medicine Dept as the Vice Chief of Medicine also at Corona Regional Hospital. She continues to be an active staff member there and at two other local hospitals.

To read the Press-Enterprise feature on Dr. Bogema, click here: