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Catalog Number AC2004-0007
Collection James M. Bartow Papers
Title James M. Bartow Papers
Scope & Content James "Jim" Batow is a 1971 graduate of the Duke University Physician Assistant Program. He was also the first physician assistant to be hired full-time to work on staff at the AAPA. He helped organize AAPA's State Chapters.

The collection contains correspondence, brochures, publications, certificates, and plaques ranging from his days as a PA student to his position at the AAPA.
Admin/Biographical History A 1971 graduate of the Duke University Physician Assistant Program, Bartow was the first physician assistant to be hired full-time to work on staff at the American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA). He was hired in 1977 - three years after the AAPA opened its national office in Washington, DC - as the organization's convention manager. A year later, Bartow was promoted to General Manager. In this role, he helped organize AAPA "State Chapters." He presented seminars to newly elected state chapter officers on how to develop meetings for their local memberships. The AAPA annual meeting grew from 325 attendees and 30 exhibits to 1500 attendees and 140 exhibits before Bartow departed in 1984 to become an independent consultant for managing other associations' medical meetings.
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James M. Bartow Papers, Society for Preservation of Physician
Assistant History, Johns Creek, GA, USA
Search Terms James Bartow
Duke University
Eugene A. Stead Jr. Physician Assistant Student Society
AAPA
Certification
Year Range from 1969
Year Range to 1986
Containers Correspondence
Duke PA Program Acceptance Letter
Eugene A. Stead PA Student Society Certificate
Brochures, Publications and Certificate
Plaques for AAPA Secretary