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  • Celebrating PA Week

    by Karen J. Hills MS, PA-C

    I love PA Week. There is such a sense of excitement and pride as the profession acknowledges the past, celebrates the present, and looks to our future. My first week in physician assistant (PA) education culminated in a Duke University PA Day celebration. I still remember these festivities 13 years later because it was the first time I really thought about the history of the profession and the dedicated people who created the PA concept. I was standing with the fathers of the PA profession, Drs. Eugene Stead and Harvey Estes, that day and talking to the many PAs who had been the groundbreakers and pioneers of the PA profession. The courage of these leaders resounded in that celebration and continues in all that we do today.

    Read the entire article from JAAPA here.

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