Thank You for Your Care During the COVID-19 Fight
These are difficult times for everyone and the PA History Society understands that preserving history is far from your minds right now.
However, the PA History Society does want to save the stories and photographs from PAs and PA students during this global pandemic to accurately preserve these unprecedented times in history for the profession.
All stories are welcomed. You do not need to be on the front lines fighting the virus. These stories can be from PA students or faculty regarding how COVID-19 has affected your school year or program. They can also be from clinical PAs on how the virus is affecting your practice or patients right now.
The PA History Society understands that this is a very emotional and troubling time and there is no deadline to share your stories.
Please send us your stories and photographs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also like to honor those PAs who have fallen to the virus by creating a “In Memoriam” webpage. Please share with us the names of any PAs you know who have passed due to COVID-19 to: email@example.com
No matter where you are or what you are doing in this fight, the PA History Society thanks you for your dedication to continuing to provide quality health care and for your loyal service to your patients.
The CDC has put on their website information regarding the correct way to wear a face mask and how to properly make one of your own. Please feel free to share the information with friends and patients! Click here to be taken to the CDC’s website.
Stay safe and be well!
Photos: Top Right – Roi Ozer, a PA in Israel, checks patients for the COVID-19 virus before entering triage.
Top Left – Tiffany Hodgson, PA-C, in New Zealand at Te Awamutu Medical Centre swabs patients to test for COVID-19 and holds consultations to assess them before they enter the clinic.
Right – A home made mask made from a towel that was given out at the 1994 AAPA conference by the PA Foundation. Photo was sent in by PA Gino Gianola.
Below – Former PAHx Student Trustee Sunny Paydah on her surgical rotations in PA school.
Below Right – PA History Society Immediate Past President Maryann Ramos helps with the Pandemic efforts in CT.
Bottom Left – PA Cecil Gandia working at the ICU in Bellevue in New York City.
Bottom Right – PA History Society Secretary/Treasurer Steve Wilson, a Maryland cardiovascular surgery PA, during Covid-19.
- Madhvi Aya, 61, Brooklyn, New York
- Alex Bass, 53, Brooklyn, New York
- Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok, 57, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
- Ana Lizeth Maldonado Franco, 21, Zacatepec de Hidalgo, Mexico
- Rabbi Yaakov Meltzer, 60, Brooklyn, New York
- Tony Munoz Sanchez, 73, Armona, California
- Ken Whitney, 59, Mineola [Long Island], New York