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!”

Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month!

Hola, Estamos muy contentos de celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana!  We are thankful for the contributions of Hispanic and Latino American PAs. Below are some inspiring stories from our Oral History Interview Collection and Biography Collection to inspire and help celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Month. Oral History Interviews: Ilaria Gadalla, DMSc, PA-C, shares … Continue reading “Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month!”

Featured Associate: Union College

The Union College PA Program matriculated its 25th cohort with the beginning of classes on August 22, 2022. Since 1997, the Union College PA Program, located in Lincoln, NE,  has educated and graduated knowledgeable, compassionate, and well-respected providers into the community to provide quality patient care. Originally a bachelor’s program, transitioning to a Master’s program … Continue reading “Featured Associate: Union College”