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Catalog Number OHC00091
Collection Donald Parsons Oral History
Title Donald Parsons Oral History
Scope & Content Retired Lieutenant Colonel Donald Parsons, PA, was the first program director of Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP). He enlisted in the Army in 1968, where he completed Airborne training and joined Special Forces. He then became interested in medic training, which he then pursued. He was selected to join the PA training program in 1975 at Ft. Sam Houston.

Parsons talks about what led him to become a PA, his years as a PA with the military, the formation of the IPAP, the program's early days, the formation of its curriculum, and how it has changed.
Recording and Transcript Audio recording of the interview
Transcript not available.
Object Name Oral History
Interview date 2014-07-20
Interview place Telephone
Interview Restrictions No Restrictions
Interviewer Randolph Scott Harrison
Length of Interview 38.45
Subjects Donald Parsons
Military PAs
Interservice Physician Assistant Program