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Image of OHC00017 - Dennis Blessing Oral History

OHC00017 - Dennis Blessing Oral History

Dennis Blessing started his medical career as a medic in the Army. He went into PA school when he got home from Vietnam and out of the Army. He has practiced as a PA in a variety of fields and became a PA educator in the early 80s. He talks about his career in the Army as a medic, becoming a PA, the most challenging moment in his career, and some of his career highlights.

Image of OHC00110 - Robert Heath Oral History

OHC00110 - Robert Heath Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews LTC Robert Heath, a PA with the Army. LTC Heath talks about what drew him to the PA career, the highlights of his PA career, and his advice for other military PAs. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00105 - Andrey Sidorenko Oral History

OHC00105 - Andrey Sidorenko Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews CPT Andrey Sidorenko, a PA with the California National Guard, currently (as of the time of the interview) mobilized with Active Duty with US Army Europe CPT Sidorenko was born in the Ukraine, before immigrating with his family to the United States. CPT Sidorenko explains how he became interested in working in the medical field, why he was specifically drawn to the PA profession, and how he came to join the US Army. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00109 - Robert Bloom Oral History

OHC00109 - Robert Bloom Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews CPT Robert Bloom, a PA with the Army. CPT Bloom talks about his military career, first as a Calvary Scout then later on as a PA. He also talks about graduating how he chose to become a PA, graduating from IPAP, and his current work in Germany. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00111.02 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gary Tooley

OHC00111.02 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gary Tooley

Gary Tooley, DHSc, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Dr. Tooley is the Director of Academic Studies of the PA program at Christian Brothers University. He talks about how he became a PA, his career in the military, and his transition to becoming a PA educator.

Image of OHC00111.03 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Bret Reeves

OHC00111.03 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Bret Reeves

Bret Reeves, MPAS, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Mr. Reeves is the Program Director for the PA program of Trevecca Nazarene University. Mr. Reeves talks about how he became a PA and how he became a PA educator.

Image of OHC00113 - Michael Champion Oral History

OHC00113 - Michael Champion Oral History

Michael Champion, DHSc, RN, CP, PA-C, gives a telephone interview to the PA History Society. Dr. Champion talks about how he became a PA, his time in the military, his many degrees, and his advice for aspiring PAs.

Image of From Vietnam to Afghanistan: The History of the Physician Assistant and PA Professon

From Vietnam to Afghanistan: The History of the Physician Assistant and PA Professon -

Major John F. Detro wrote an article detailing the ties that the physician assistant profession has with the military. He traces the history of the profession within the military. https://sapa.wildapricot.org/resources/webpages/documents/Army_PA_History_John_Detro.pdf

Image of SIC00072 - Army PAs Commissioned at Pentagon

SIC00072 - Army PAs Commissioned at Pentagon

Commissioning of Army PAs at the Pentagon. David Glazer (left), Jimmie Keller, Lynn May, other people in photograph unidentified.

Image of SIC00074 - Major Jimmie Keller

SIC00074 - Major Jimmie Keller

Major Jimmie Keller. Keller was the second PA to work in the White House Medical Unit and the first Army PA to work there. He was also the program director for the PA program at Red Rocks Community College.

Image of SIC00077 - PAs during the first Gulf War

SIC00077 - PAs during the first Gulf War

Unidentified PAs during the first Gulf War