MEDEX Historical

Physician Assistants Today

“Physician Assistants Today” is a 10-minute film that acts as a public information primer on the early PA profession. Produced by MEDEX Northwest in 1978, the film works more like a slideshow with narration and still photographs of early MEDEX students. The MEDEX model is explained, and observant viewers will note that the two quarters of didactic training and two quarters of preceptorship required in 1978 have expanded considerably with today’s program. Created only 9 years into the creation of the fledgling PA profession, the film provides statistics, the use of PAs, guidance, and professional oversight.

May 7, 2014