Become a PA Historian

How to Save, Study and Share the story of PAs, our History, and Legacy

A 1-day PA Historian Boot Camp to be held prior to the AAPA Conference in Denver, Colorado on Friday, May 17, 2019!

Learn more about PA History and how to preserve your legacy, network with other PA history buffs

Comments from the September 2018 PA Historian Boot Camp participants:

“This is a great course/workshop.”    “I would recommend this class to all colleagues interested in becoming a PA historian.”

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 6.00 AAPA Category I CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

What:  PA Historian Boot Camp

When: Friday, May 17, from 9 am – 4 pm

Where:  Denver, Colorado  at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center (The AAPA Conference Headquarters Hotel)

Registration Fee: $150.00

Fee includes:  Electronic Historian Toolkit, a Boot Camp Handbook and lunch.

Deadline to register is Friday, April 19, 2019!

To register, please email or call us at 678-417-8682

You may also make your registration payment via credit card by clicking on the button below. You do NOT need a PayPal account or sign in to one to pay. Just click on the “Pay with Credit or Debt Card” option below the sign in boxes.

If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to the PA History Society and send it to: 12000 Findley Rd. Suite 100, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

Boot Camp Participants will learn how to:

  1. Organize and preserve historical documents
  2. Attain archival skills for research and study
  3. Become an advocate for PA History and the profession
  4. Develop techniques to creatively write and speak about PA History



By the end of the Boot Camp, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role and duties of a historian and explain why capturing and understanding PA history is important.
  2. Use the PA History Society’s Historian Toolkit as a beginner’s guide and reference
  3. Understand the role and work of archivists; learn how to identify, collect, arrange, describe, and preserve historical documents for yourself and your organization.
  4. Learn how to access and use historical documents found in institutional and other repositories to help with personal research.
  5. Appreciate the use of oral history methodologies to capture the recollection of individuals about historical events, personal challenges and life experiences, understanding the ethical and legal issues involved.
  6. Appreciate the use of timelines and milestones to provide a chronological overview of an organization’s history; and learn how to develop a timeline for their own institution or organization.
  7. Use the PA History Society’s Educational Toolkit and website to teach PA students and others about the history of the PA profession.
  8. Appreciate and understand the various methodologies used to “tell the story” of the PA profession, such as memoirs and biographies, PowerPoint slides and poster presentations, and the use of social media networks.


For more information please contact the PA History Society office at:  678-417-8682 or