The Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History, Inc. (PA History Society) is dedicated to the history and legacy of the physician assistant profession through the identification and collection of appropriate papers, manuscripts, magazine and newspaper clippings, newsletters, reports, dissertations, oral histories, and visual artifacts, such as films, slides, videos, photographs, and digital images.
Read the latest issue of our newsletter, Historical Happenings.
Order your copy of the History Society's new book, The Physician Assistant: An Illustrated History.
During the month of March, the PA History Society will feature several outstanding women PAs who have contributed to the growth and success of the PA profession. Although we cannot salute all of the amazing female PAs in one month, the Society would like to spotlight a few of the outstanding women each week. Dr. Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D., PA-C joined the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) as president/CEO on June 2, 2014. Formerly, she served as Dean of the College of Health Related Professions and Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center since 2003. Read more about Dr. Morton-Rias here.