Helpful Links

Physician Assistant Professional Organizations Websites:

Other Professional Organizations’ History Websites:

Resource Websites for More PA History:

  • The National Library of Medicine: History of Medicine
  • The National Library of Medicine: Archives and Modern Manuscripts
  • The American Medicine Association Archives
  • The Library of Congress
  • National Archives
  • MEDEX Historical Archive
  • Penn State University Libraries – Physician Assistant Program Records, 1972-1986: The finding aid of the  files from the Hershey Medcial Center MEDEX Program’s last director, Robert L. Jones.
  • DUMC Archives for Physician Assistants – The Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Archives’ finding aids allows you access to documents and materials pertaining to physician assistants. This material is distributed in over 30 collections with the Duke University Physician Assistant Program being the largest. Key words to use in your search are: “physician’s assistant” or “physician’s associate” with or without the apostrophe. You may also use the acronyms PA, AAPA, APAP and NCCPA to find material.
  • DUMC Archive PA History Digital Repository – The Society’s first digitization project was a joint venture with the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Library and Archives to image documents from within its extensive collections pertinent to the inception and development of the physician assistant concept, especially in its formative years from 1965 to 1975. This project was supported with federal LSTA funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The project was completed in 2003. The DUMC archive is the repository for this digital collection which contains over 3,000 images selected from materials contained in the DUMC Archives. You can browse the MEDSpace © software by timeline periods and click on the document to view.