The Videos – Moving Image Collection includes film and video created by various organizations, institutions and individuals and then gifted to the Society over time. Some are copyrighted and commercially produce while others are non-commercial or privately produced. The films are mostly 35mm color while the videos exist in both analog and digital formats both black and white and color. Most of the holdings from this collection have been reformatted and placed in the Society’s digital archival collection.
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Joyce Nichols from Whatcha Gonna Do video
A slide show created by the AAPA to promote the PA profession and educate the public (1981).
produced by WNVT, Northern Virginia Educational Television Associates as a children's career videotape highlighting Joyce Nichols, PA-C working in a rural satellite clinic in NC, 1973.
produced and directed by Alan Paul Rhone for the University of Washington to document MEDEX program and graduates. Seattle, WA, 1970.
PAs working in the White House share some of their duties and experiences providing medical care for government officials. (1989)
1996 AAPA Paragon Awards
A look into the life of Joyce Nichols, the first woman Physician Assistant.
Remembering Dr. Richard A. Smith, 1932-2017
A celebration of life memorial service held for Dr. Richard Smith, founder of the MEDEX program. The event was hosted by Ruth Ballweg, former program director of MEDEX Northwest, with co-hosts Jennifer Johnson, William Plummer, Pirkko Terao, and Dayan Ballweg.
(01:52:54, Vimeo video link)
NCCPA - Forty Years of Certification
Interviews with Thomas E. Piemme, MD (Founding NCCPA Board of Directors President), Barbara J. Andrew, PhD (Project Director, Physician Assistant Certifying Examination Program), and David L. Glazer, MS (Founding NCCPA Executive Director). Introduction and closing by Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C (Current president and CEO of the NCCPA).
(23:10, Vimeo video link)
PA History Clips
This series of short video clips highlight important people, organizations, and events in the history of the profession. Produced by the PA History Society, materials drawn from PAHx and Duke Medical Center Archives.
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History of the PA Profession
produced by the AAPA, the video shown at the 2013 conference illustrates the beginnings and evolution of the PA profession.
(5:53, YouTube video link)
The Physician Assistant: New Member of the Health Care Team
produced by Medical Media Production Services, Veterans Administration Hospital, St. Louis, MO (Steve Levey, director) to introduce audiences to the education and use of PAs in both rural and urban settings. Produced in cooperation with the St. Louis PA Program and VA Hospital. [video recording] 1977.
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Mike, Wain and Juanita: Physician's Assistants
produced by The Film Program, Department of Theatre Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook for the Department of Physician's Assistant Education. SUNY, Stony Brook, NY. [video recording] ca 1980.
(1:54, Vimeo Flash Video)
Edward Brown Jr. discusses the Physician Assistant Curriculum at SUNY Stony Brook and introduces the film
(1:54, Vimeo video link)
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The Surgical Physician Assistant
produced for the Norwalk Yale Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program by Rediscovery Productions, Inc., Westport, CT. [video recording] 1983.
(1:59, Vimeo video link)
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PAs: A Dynamic Profession, Past-Present-Future
produced for the American Academy of Physician Assistants by Reel Resources, Inc. to market the PA profession. PAs are featured working in various clinical and non-clinical settings. Washington, DC. [video recording] 1985.
(1:28, Vimeo video link)
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Physician Assistant: History of a Health Manpower Innovation
produced by Duke University Medical Center Department of Audiovisual Education. Durham, NC: Duke University. 1993.
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Project Access: New Orleans 1990
produced by American Academy of Physician Assistant during national conference held in New Orleans [video recording] 1990.
(174 seconds, Vimeo video link)
Peggy Valentine, PA-C thanks the schools in New Orleans for helping arrange visits to promote the PA Profession to economically disadvantaged students
(74 seconds, Vimeo video link)
Anna Cherrie Epps, MD, director of Medical Education Reinforcement and Enrichment Program for Minority and Other Disadvantaged Students at Tulane University describes success of their program and how Project Access supports their efforts
(173 seconds, Vimeo video link)
Clinical Skill Problems: An Orientation Program
produced for the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants, Inc. by the Duke University Medical Center, Division of Audiovisual Education. Durham, NC. [video recording] 1995.
(3:35, Vimeo video link)
PA History Panel at PAEA Conference 2012
recorded at the 2012 PAEA conference, a panel discussion on PA History is conducted with Carl Fasser, John Padgett, Tom Piemme, and Gino Gianola. Led by Ruth Ballweg
(46:37, Vimeo video link)