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Catalog Number OHC00101
Collection Edmund Pellegrino Oral History
Title Edmund Pellegrino Oral History
Scope & Content Edmund Pellegrino was chairman of the Advisory Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) that oversaw the development of the first National Certification Examination for Physician Assistants in 1973. He was renown in the fields of Clinical Medicine, Academic Medicine, and medical Ethics. He was a keynote speaker at the First National Conference on New Health Practitioners in 1973 (which later became the annual AAPA conference) and he also one of the first Public Members to serve on the NCCPA Board in 1975.

The oral history was conducted a few weeks before he passed away at the age of 92.

Full interview available upon request.
Recording and Transcript

Dr. Edmund Pellegrino Oral History from PA History Society on Vimeo.




Object Name Oral History
Interview date 2013-05-30
Interview place Gerogetown University
Interview Restrictions No Restrictions
Interviewer Alfred Sadler and Gino Gianola
Length of Interview 11:26
Subjects Edmund Pellegrino
NBME
National Board of Medical Examiner
National Certification Examination
First National Conference on New Health Practitioners
NCCPA
AAPA