National Physician Assistant Week starts today!

The American Association of Physician Assistants was established in 1968 (now known as the American Academy of Physician Assistants) and was instrumental in the development of nationwide standards and PA certification. The American Academy of Physician Assistants) is incorporated in North Carolina.

In 1967, Duke University’s Medical Center graduated the first class of Physician Assistants in the country. The program was started to alleviate shortages of primary care doctors. In 1988, Duke University awarded the first Master’s Degree for Physician Assistant education.

The NCMS salutes our many PA members who are helping North Carolinians improve their quality of life!

Read more about National Physician Assistant Week here.