Give the Gift of PA History!

Do you have your gift picked out for the special PA in your life? (And that special PA can be yourself. We won’t tell!) You can get your holiday shopping done at the PA History Society and help the Society’s efforts to preserve the profession’s history with your tax-deductible donation for any of our products! … Continue reading “Give the Gift of PA History!”

Gone but Not Forgotten: Ruth Ballweg

With great sadness the PA History Society says goodbye to one of its founding members and leaders, Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus. Ruth passed away early Sunday morning, November 20, 2022. Ruth had been involved with the Society since its inception in 2002. She served as secretary, president and later would be our historian for … Continue reading “Gone but Not Forgotten: Ruth Ballweg”

Native American Heritage Month

November was first proclaimed Native American Heritage Month in 1990 and would continue to be honored as such from 1994 to the present day. The PA History Society would also like to honor PAs of Native heritage and those who work with Native communities to improve healthcare by sharing a selection of biographies and oral … Continue reading “Native American Heritage Month”

Remembering Our Veterans

The first three PAs were former Navy Hospital Corpsmen who graduated from the Duke PA program. The PA profession was created to utilize and expand upon the former medic and corpsmen training of veterans returning to the civilian sector, especially for those returning from the Vietnam War. The success of the profession owes much to … Continue reading “Remembering Our Veterans”

Gone But Not Forgotten: Judith Willis

The PA History Society is sad to announce the death of Judith Willis, PA, DFAAPA. Willis passed away on October 12, 2022. Judith Willis was the first female president of the AAPA (1984-1985). Willis always believed in the importance of research to the profession, accepting the position of Director of Research at the AAPA  in … Continue reading “Gone But Not Forgotten: Judith Willis”

PAEA Celebrates 50 Years!

Happy 50th anniversary to our friends and colleagues at the PAEA!  The PA History Society Board and Staff looks forward to celebrating with them at the PAEA Forum this month. Check out PAEA’s special anniversary webpage to see the fun and exciting ways they have been celebrating this year by clicking here. Please click here … Continue reading “PAEA Celebrates 50 Years!”