The Autumn 2009 issue of the Yale Medicine magazine did a nice article on the 40 year History of the Physician Associate Program at Yale and gives some good insight into how the program and the profession got it’s start. I found interesting how the profession spawned from the desire of military personal with medical experience to utilize that experience in the civilian medical system after being discharged.
Maggie is 1 month into the PA program at Yale and so far everything is going well. She studies a lot, even though her first (out of 40) of her weekly tests is not until next week, trying to stay on top of the lecture material and being sure to absorb the plethora of information she needs to learn.
Only 27 more months to go!
UPDATED: Have a question for someone currently enrolled in the Yale Physician Associate program? Leave a comment below and Maggie or I will be sure try to answer your question quickly.