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Oral Histories

Audiotapes, Videos and DVDs

The Oral History Collection contains audiotapes, videos and DVDs with corresponding transcripts produced either by the Society or by others and then gifted to the Society. Holdings from this collection have been digitized and placed in the Society’s digital archival collection using PastPerfect™ software.

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While there is no substitute for original correspondence and other primary source materials, interviews help us understand better the context in which decisions were made, offer fresh insights, and suggest directions for further research. The Society continues to identify, collect, catalog and preserve existing audio and video oral histories and is conducting additional interviews with key individuals to fill in gaps of missing information.

Featured Oral Histories

Oren Berkowitz

Oren Berkowitz, PhD, PA-C, talks about his work with the Israeli Ministry of Health to help start their PA program and his part in developing the first PA conference in Israel.

Dennis and Mousumi Dey

Dennis Dey, PA-C, MPAS, MBA, MA, MBBS, DLO, and Mousumi Dey, MPAS, PA-C, MBBS, DPH, MHA, both became physician assistants when they came to the United States from India. They talk about their lives in India, their decision to become PA, and their satisfaction in their chosen professions.

Dean Meade Oral History

Member of the first graduating class of MEDEX Northwest, Dean Meade, is interviewed by Van Phan a then current PA student of the program.

Amelia Duran-Stanton

Amelia Duran-Stanton, SP, PA-C, PhD, DSc, MPAS, DFAAPA, is an Interservice PA Program (IPAP) graduate that is currently on active duty in the US Army. She shares how she became a PA, what drove her to become interested in the profession and her specialty, and her current work.

Featured Audio Interviews

Oral History Collections