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Image of OHC00013 - Grace Landel Oral History

OHC00013 - Grace Landel Oral History

Grace Landel is a graduate from the Baylor PA program. She has worked in rural and urban family practice and has been a member numerous of state and national PA organization boards. She talks about how she became interested in the PA profession, her early years as a PA, working at an HIV clinic in the early 80s, and her involvement in programs to get health care to underserved populations.

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 OHC00102.01 - Mini Oral Histories - Edmund Wise Jr.

OHC00102.01 - Mini Oral Histories - Edmund Wise Jr.

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Ed Wise, MPH, PA, DFAAPA, is a professor in the PA Studies Program at South College in Knoxville, TN. Before that, he worked more than 29 years as a clinical PA at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In his mini oral history, he shares with us how he became a PA, his most interesting experience as a PA (it involves George Bush Sr.), and how he helped pass PA legislation in Tennessee.

Image of OHC00085.02 - PAEA Mini Oral Histories - Christa Dobbs

OHC00085.02 - PAEA Mini Oral Histories - Christa Dobbs

Christa Dobbs, MPAS, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2016 PAEA conference. Dobbs is program director of Red Rocks Community College's Physician Assistant Program. She speaks of how Red Rocks Community College became the first community college to offer a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.

Image of OHC00085.04 - PAEA Mini Oral Histories - William Kohlhepp

OHC00085.04 - PAEA Mini Oral Histories - William Kohlhepp

William Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2016 PAEA conference. Dr. Kohlhepp is the Dean of Quinnipiac University's School of Health Sciences. He speaks of his involvement in his state's student association, his state chapter, and PAEA.

Image of OHC00085.13 - PAEA Mini Oral Histories - Terry Scott

OHC00085.13 - PAEA Mini Oral Histories - Terry Scott

Terry Scott, MPA, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2016 PAEA conference. Scott is the Program Director of MEDEX Northwest at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He talks about how growing up in the segregated south inspired him to become a part of the medical profession, how he became involved in the PA profession, and working with Dr. Dick Smith.

Image of OHC00088 - George F. Hillegas III Oral History

OHC00088 - George F. Hillegas III Oral History

George F. "Rick" Hillegas III, EdD, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, comes back for a second interview. This time he focuses on his time spent in the Coast Guard, what decided him on becoming a PA, and how he lobbied for commissioning of PAs.

Image of OHC00102.02 - Mini Oral Histories - Amelia Duran-Stanton

OHC00102.02 - Mini Oral Histories - Amelia Duran-Stanton

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. LTC Amelia Duran-Stanton, SP, PA-C, PhD, DSc, MPAS, DFAAPA, is an Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) graduate that is currently on active duty in the US Army. She shares how she became a PA, what drove her to become interested in the profession and her specialty, and her current work. 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 OHC00102.03 - Mini Oral Histories - Allan Platt

OHC00102.03 - Mini Oral Histories - Allan Platt

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Allan Platt, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a professor at Emory University School of Medicine's PA program. He shares how he decided to become a PA and how he became one of the PAs working for the only 24 hour ER devoted to only Sickle Cell Anemia patients at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He explains how the Sickle Cell Anemia ER helped make Atlanta a center for research for the disease.

Image of OHC00102.04 - Mini Oral Histories - James Cannon

OHC00102.04 - Mini Oral Histories - James Cannon

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. James Cannon, MBA, MS, DHA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is an instructor at Lynchburg College's PA program. He is also a retired US Coast Officer. He shares with us how he became a PA and the most satisfying aspects of his PA career.

Image of OHC00102.05 - Mini Oral Histories - Howard Straker

OHC00102.05 - Mini Oral Histories - Howard Straker

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Howard Straker, MPH, PA-C, is a teacher at George Washington University's PA Studies Program. He is also the secretary on the PAEA Board of Director. In the interview, Straker shares what drove him to become a PA, how he was able to combine his passion for advocacy with his profession as a PA and an educator, and his advice for future generations of PAs.

Image of OHC00102.06 - Mini Oral Histories - Patricia Dieter

OHC00102.06 - Mini Oral Histories - Patricia Dieter

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Patricia Dieter, MPA, PA-C, She shares with us how her mother played a part in her decision to become a PA, how she became a PA educator, and her most interesting experience as an educator at Duke University's PA program.

Image of OHC00102.07 - Mini Oral Histories - Pauline Gross

OHC00102.07 - Mini Oral Histories - Pauline Gross

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. COL Pauline Gross, SP, MPH, PA-C, is the second woman PA to receive Colonel rank in the Army. She has been in the Army for 40 years and 32 of those years as a PA. She shares how she became a PA, the mentors she has had throughout her career, how she joined as a teacher in the Army's PA program, and what inspires her in her work. 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 OHC00102.09 - Mini Oral Histories - Suzanne Reich

OHC00102.09 - Mini Oral Histories - Suzanne Reich

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Suzanne Reich, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA, is an associate professor in Wake Forest University's PA program. She has served as vice president, speaker of the house, and member at large of AAPA. She is currently on the board for AAPA's PA Foundation. She has also previously served on the board of the NCCPA. She shares with us how she chose to become a PA, how she became a PA educator, and the most moving part about being a PA educator.

Image of OHC00102.11 - Mini Oral Histories - Lorenzo Tarpley Jr.

OHC00102.11 - Mini Oral Histories - Lorenzo Tarpley Jr.

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Lorenzo Tarpley, Jr., PA-C, MPAS, shares how he started his medical career as a Navy Corpsman before becoming a PA. He talks about his early years as a PA, his most unusual patient, and his most memorable moment as a PA.

Image of OHC00106 - Earl Vastbinder Oral History

OHC00106 - Earl Vastbinder Oral History

Dr. Earl Vastbinder started two PA programs in the formative years of the profession. He helped start the program at the University of Kentucky and later on, the Trevecca Nazarene University's PA program. In the interview Dr. Vastbinder talks about how he was drawn in to working on the establishment of a PA program, how he helped with early PA legislation in the state of Kentucky, and how he later on moved to Tennessee to establish another PA program that came with some hurdles that were overcome in surprising ways.

Image of OHC00111.01 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Jacqueline Barnett

OHC00111.01 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Jacqueline Barnett

Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, gives a mini oral history interview at the 2017 PAEA Conference. Dr. Barnett is the associate program director of the Duke University PA program. She talks about her decision to become a PA, what she feels her greatest accomplishment is, and her most memorable patient.

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 OHC00111.04 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gene Jones

OHC00111.04 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gene Jones

Eugene "Gene" Jones, PhD, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Dr. Jones is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas Southwestern. He talks about how he became a PA, how he became a PA educator, the most exciting moment of his career, how he helped to start the Saudi Arabian PA program, and the most meaningful moment in his career as a PA and PA educator.