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Catalog Number ARC00002
Collection American Registry of Physicians’ Associates Records, 1971-1972
Title American Registry of Physicians' Associates Records, 1971-1972
Scope & Content This collection contains individual membership files for physician assistants who applied and were accepted for registration by the American Registry of Physicians’’ Associates from 1971 to 1972. The folders contain biographical information, transcripts, photographs, copies of certificates and letters of recommendation. The American Registry of Physicians' ssociates was incorporated in North Carolina on May 26, 1970.
The purpose of the Registry was to encourage the training and to promote and regulate the activities of Physicians' Associate by determining their competence through examinations and investigative studies. The organization’s mission diminished in 1973 with the development of a national certification process for physician assistants and the establishment of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
(NCCPA) in 1974.
Object Name Records
Copyrights The Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History does not hold copyright on the materials in this collection. Administrative responsibility for the American Registry of Physician’s Associates was assumed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants in November 1973. No photocopies can be made of materials contained in
this collection; only aggregate data may be reported.

Preferred Citation:
American Registry of Physicians’ Associates Membership
Records, 1971-1972, Society for Preservation of Physician Assistant History, Johns
Creek, GA, USA.
Subjects American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Registry of Physicians’ Associates
Association of Physician Assistant Programs
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants--certification
Physician Assistants--history
Year Range from 1971
Year Range to 1972
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