pa-week-2016The week of Oct. 6-12 (that’s starting tomorrow) is National Physician Assistants (PA) Week, a time to celebrate the important role PAs play as part of the health care team. Thank your PA for all they do and encourage patients to do the same. Did you know that the North Carolina Medical Society is the only state medical society to include PAs in their membership? We appreciate our PAs!
Before it was a week-long event, National PA Day was first celebrated on Oct. 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from our own Duke University PA program. Oct. 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD. For more on the profession’s history, visit the PA History Society.
Thank you to all the NCMS PA members. Happy Physician Assistant Week!