Featured Associate: University of South Carolina

The emerging University of South Carolina (UofSC) School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program opened its doors to students in 2017.  The fifth cohort of students began matriculating this past January.  The mission of the program is to produce highly competent, compassionate physician assistants who are committed to lifelong learning and advancing the PA profession. The … Continue reading “Featured Associate: University of South Carolina”

Come Visit Our Virtual Booth

The PA History Society staff are attending AAPA this year…virtually Please visit our booth in the virtual exhibit hall: We will be available at the conference May 23-26 to answer any questions you may have about PA History, how to preserve your own organization’s history, the PA History Society, our newly updated Educational Learning … Continue reading “Come Visit Our Virtual Booth”

Mother Knows Best

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust A recurring theme that has popped up throughout our years of gathering oral histories and biographies, are PAs who joined the profession because their mother told them to! As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, take a moment … Continue reading “Mother Knows Best”

Featured Associate: Missouri State University

The Physician Assistant Studies Department & Program is housed on the main campus of Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield, Missouri.  The 24-month program was founded by Patti Ragan, PhD, MPH, PA-C and first accredited in October 1999.  Dr. Ragan’s program director leadership was followed by Steve Dodge, MD and then Roberto Canales, DHSc, MS, … Continue reading “Featured Associate: Missouri State University”

Remembering an Extraordinary Advocate of the PA Profession

The PA History Society was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former board president Thomas E. Piemme, MD, who died on April 17, 2021. After learning about the PA concept in 1970, Dr. Piemme became a lifelong advocate for the profession. He developed the George Washington University PA program and helped in … Continue reading “Remembering an Extraordinary Advocate of the PA Profession”

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”

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