Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants

Happy PA Week Oct 6-12, 2020 #PAWeek

Posted about 2 months ago

HAPPY PA WEEK!

Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes 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. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD.

This PA Week is especially significant as it falls during a global pandemic. PAs have stepped up in major ways, including serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Whatever your specialty or setting, you have put your health at risk every day to care for your patients.

During this challenging time, PAs have not only proven themselves as flexible, adaptable, and collaborative – but also ESSENTIAL. Essential to healthcare. Essential to patients.

With warm aloha, Happy PA Week. 

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