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Celebrating World Health

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is “Building a Fairer, Healthier World for Everyone” and calls for the elimination of health inequities. PAs have taken pride in the profession’s history to help bridge health gaps in communities, especially those in inner-city and rural communities. PAs and PA comparable practitioners across the world strive … Continue reading “Celebrating World Health”

Women’s History Month

Joyce Nichols was the first female PA. She graduated from the Duke PA program in 1970. She had applied to the program three times prior to her acceptance. She was originally denied because she was not a military corpsman, she had children, and she was a woman. During this time in US history, the majority … Continue reading “Women’s History Month”

Featured Associate: Yale University Online Program

In 2015, the Yale University Corporation supported the creation of an online physician assistant program with a blended curriculum and appointed James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C as the first Program Director for the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program.  After receiving Provisional Accreditation from ARC-PA, the Yale PA Online Program admitted its first cohort of students … Continue reading “Featured Associate: Yale University Online Program”

Featured Associate: Trevecca Nazarene University

The first physician assistant program in the state of Tennessee, the Trevecca Nazarene University Physician Assistant Program located in Nashville was founded in 1976 by Dr. Earl Vastbinder, a leader in the early days of physician assistant education. Through its long history the program’s leaders have sought to fulfill the mission of the program, which … Continue reading “Featured Associate: Trevecca Nazarene University”

Black History Month

To start off Black History Month, please read Trustee John Davis’s wonderful series that first appeared in our newsletter, Historical Happenings, about the evolution of the Minority Affairs Committee as it became the current African Heritage Caucus. You may access the articles by clicking here. [Photo to the right is of John Davis] The PA … Continue reading “Black History Month”

Featured Associate: Keck School of Medicine of USC

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC graduated its first class in 1974 and has a long and successful history of training outstanding clinicians who work in a variety of medical care settings with diverse patient populations. The 33-month long program trains 60 students each class in clinical … Continue reading “Featured Associate: Keck School of Medicine of USC”