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In 1968, Dr. Richard Smith created the first MEDEX program in the country at the University of Washington. What does the acronym MEDEX mean

Formally organized as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) opened its first office in 1975 in which of the following cities?

The trial People v Whittaker involved an ex-military trained operating room assistant who assisted a neurosurgeon with surgery. The assistant was charged with practicing medicine without a license. The trial received national coverage in 1966. In the trials aftermath, which state developed and passed the first legislation to allow physicians to hire and use formerly trained physician assistants in their practices?

Who served as Secretary of the Accreditation Review Committee on Educational Programs for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA) from 1972 to 1991?

Who is the first woman and first African American woman to become a physician assistant?