Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.
This week is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession. Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD.
National Physician’s Assistant Day celebrates and recognizes the importance and skills of this career. The highly trained Physician’s Assistant is an invaluable aide to physicians and general practitioners.
The profession of Physician’s Assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first physician assistants graduated from Duke University on October 6, 1967. Since then, this job has grown to tens of thousands of people.
If you see your Physician’s Assistant today, wish him or her a happy day. And, let them know they are appreciated.
It’s time to celebrate you! Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. PAs practice medicine in every setting and specialty. This #PAweek, let’s celebrate all that PAs do!Agency.