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Physician Assistant Profession Celebrates 50 Years

On October 6, the physician assistant (PA) profession celebrated its 50th birthday. It’s hard to believe that what is now a well-established, 120,000-person strong medical profession originally began as a pilot program at Duke University with just four students, who graduated on October 6, 1967. The original goal of the new program was to expand a physician’s […]


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