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: Northeastern University
Established in 1971, the Northeastern University Physician Assistant (PA) Program has a long-standing history of, and expertise in, the education and training of physician assistants. The PA program is located in close proximity to Boston’s major academic medical centers and was the first generalist PA training program in the nation to offer a master’s degree … Continue reading “Featured Associate: Northeastern University”
Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, the PA History Society is proud to share on our website the stories of individuals who have not only helped shape the PA profession itself, but have also meaningfully impacted the healthcare of the communities they serve. Please watch, listen and read the inspiring oral histories, videos and biographies linked … Continue reading “Black History Month”
Featured Associate: University of Utah
University of Utah’s PA program (UPAP) is one of the oldest in the country. UPAP faculty possess decades of clinical experience and have dedicated extensive effort to develop and hone classroom and small group teaching skills. Numerous PA programs share the strength of faculty expertise and meet their differing missions; however, the clinical exposure Utah’s … Continue reading “Featured Associate: University of Utah”
PAHx Turns 20!
The PA History Society is celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2022! The Physician Assistant History Society (PAHx) was established by Reginald D. Carter, PhD, PA, and the late J. Jeffrey Heinrich, EdD, PA. The Society was incorporated on January 17, 2002. The PAHx is dedicated to preserving the extraordinary stories of the people and landmark … Continue reading “PAHx Turns 20!”
New Year, New Chance to Give!
Welcome to 2022! A brand new year, is a brand new chance to become a Annual Friend of the PA History Society! If you were an Annual Friend in 2021, please donate again in 2022 to stay one of the Society’s Friends. To become an Annual Friend of the Society, it just takes a tax-deductible … Continue reading “New Year, New Chance to Give!”