Oral Histories

The Oral History Collection contains audiotapes, videos and DVDs with corresponding transcripts produced either by the Society or by others and then gifted to the Society. Holdings from this collection have been digitized and placed in the Society’s digital archival collection using PastPerfect™ software.

While there is no substitute for original correspondence and other primary source materials, interviews help us understand better the context in which decisions were made, offer fresh insights, and suggest directions for further research. The Society continues to identify, collect, catalog and preserve existing audio and video oral histories and is conducting additional interviews with key individuals to fill in gaps of missing information.

Please use the suggestion box to recommend individuals who should be interviewed about specific events in their own or our collective professional history.

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SHORT STORIES FROM THE NEXT GENERATION OF PAs

CHRIS TREMONT / BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Shares his enthusiastic stories about "why they have chosen to become certified PAs":The PA student interviews were recorded in San Antonio on May 16, 2016 during the AAPA Conference

MEGAN TIMPONE / EMORY UNIVERSITY

Shares his enthusiastic stories about "why they have chosen to become certified PAs":The PA student interviews were recorded in San Antonio on May 16, 2016 during the AAPA Conference.

GARRETT MONDINI / MEDEX NW TACOMA

Shares his enthusiastic stories about "why they have chosen to become certified PAs":The PA student interviews were recorded in San Antonio on May 16, 2016 during the AAPA Conference.

CHRIS BROWN / UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Shares his enthusiastic stories about "why they have chosen to become certified PAs":The PA student interviews were recorded in San Antonio on May 16, 2016 during the AAPA Conference.

AUDIO CLIPS OF ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS

Estes, E. Harvey, Jr & Mau, James C. >

Conducted February 20 & 22, 2007

George D. McCullough >

Conducted May 24, 2008

REGINALD D. CARTER & jeffrey heinrich >

Conducted November 7, 2014

VIDEO CLIPS OF ORAL HISTORIES

DR. Eugene A. Stead, Jr.

Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD is regarded as the founder of the physician assistant profession. He tried to meet the growing demands for patient care services at Duke University by expanding the clinical decision-making skills of nurses

Alfred M. Sadler, Jr.

Sadler helped establish the Physician Assistant Program at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 1972, he coauthored The Physician's Assistant: Today and Tomorrow with his brother, Blair an attorney, and Ann A. Bliss, a nurse.

PANEL HISTORY AT 2012 PAEA CONFERENCE

Tom Piemme, Carl Fasser, John Padgett, and Gino Gianola speak in a panel discussion about Physician Assistant History.Taken at the 2012 PAEA Conference.

PA HISTORY SOCIETY PRESENTS

Dr. Alfred Sadler Oral History

ARCHIVE VIDEO CLIPS OF ORAL HISTORIES

Thomas E. Piemme, MD>

Conducted November 8, 2014

Earl Echard, PA-C>

Conducted May 16, 2016

Edward Williams, PA>

Conducted May 16, 2016

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C>

Conducted May 16, 2016

DICK RENSCH, PA-C>

Conducted May 16, 2016

Ken Harbert, PhD, MHA, PA, DFAAPA>

Conducted May 16, 2016

John Davis, PA-C>

Conducted May 16, 2016

Greg Thomas, PA>

conducted May 16, 2016

Josanne Pagel, PA-C>

conducted May 16, 2016

Gerald Kayingo, PhD, MMSc, PA-C>

conducted May 16, 2016

Gene Trotta, PA>

conducted May 16, 2106