National PA Week

Check out this throwback with the physician assistant class of 2016 and faculty celebrating National PA Week in 2014. PA week is celebrated every year from October 6-12, recognizing the PA profession and its contributions to the nation's health. 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.