MEDEX Historical

A Physician’s Assistant; Sounds Like a Good Idea But…

Produced by MEDEX Northwest during the early 70s, this 17-minute film was designed to convince the skeptical medical profession of the value of physician assistants. By the very title, “Physician’s Assistant— Sounds Like a Good Idea, But…”, you get the idea that early acceptance was an uphill struggle. Produced by Dr. Hugh Lurie, formerly the behavioral medicine physician on faculty at MEDEX, and performed by a cast of local actors that included Seattle Rep player Clayton Corzatte, this short film stands as an historical artifact documenting the practical concerns of the fledgling PA profession.

March 31, 2014