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Date Published: January 17, 2023

Happy Birthday PAHx!

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The PA History Society’s birthday is on January 17th!

On this date in 2002, the PAHx was incorporated in North Carolina.
The Society has enjoyed 21 years of fun, educational products and projects that preserve and share the history of the PA profession. Our 21st year is going to be action packed:

We will continue to market and promote our fabulous new educational book, Physician Assistants as Social Innovators in Healthcare.

We will have a booth at both the AAPA annual conference and the PAEA Education Forum, so please make sure to stop by and say hi!

We’ve welcomed our new Historian to the PAHx team, Tricia Marriott.

This year the PAHx Society is welcoming four additions to our Board:


Robin Hunter-Buskey, DHSc, CPHP, CCHP, CDCES, PA-C

Deb Munsell, DHSc, DFAAPA, PA-C

Greg Thomas, MPH, PA-C Emeritus

Student Trustee:

Sophi Leah Scarnewman, PA-S

If you would like to hear the full story of how the PAHx Society was formed, you may download for free our 20th anniversary manuscript: Physician Assistant History Society, Celebrating 20 Years: 2002-2020.

You may also listen to an audio interview with the Society’s co-founders J. Jeffrey Heinrich and Reginald D. Carter where they discuss the founding of the Society and a video oral history with Dr. Carter as he talks on his own history as a PA education leader and how the PAHx came to be.

If you would like to see a timeline of our past projects and milestones, please click here.

The PA History Society is looking forward to serving the PA community by preserving and sharing the history of this dynamic profession for many, many more years to come!

Make sure to drop us a “Happy Birthday” either on our Facebook page,  Twitter, or Instagram.