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Physician Associate v. the Physician Shortage

  • Jo Gardner
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The Launch of the Physician Associate Physician shortages in the healthcare industry have been an ongoing issue for decades. In  1965 Eugene A. Stead MD, Duke University Medical Center created the first Physician Assistant (PA) class to alleviate them. That first class consisted of four Navy hospital corpsmen who were medically trained. The PA training...