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Name Mini Oral History

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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 OHC00102.13 - Mini Oral Histories - Andrea Christine Conaway

OHC00102.13 - Mini Oral Histories - Andrea Christine Conaway

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Andrea Christine Conaway, MS, PA-C, shares with us how her volunteer work led to her becoming a PA, why she enjoys being a PA, and her biggest challenge of being a PA.

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 OHC00102.08 - Mini Oral Histories - Judith Willis

OHC00102.08 - Mini Oral Histories - Judith Willis

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Judith Willis, PA, MA, DFAAPA, was the first woman president of the AAPA. She was president from 1984 to 1985. She shares how she became a PA and the issues she had to face when she became president of AAPA. A special thanks to Debi Gerbert, PA-C, MS, for interviewing Ms. Willis. Ms. Gerbert is also a past president of AAPA (1994-1995).

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 OHC00102.10 - Mini Oral Histories - Dennis and Mousumi Dey

OHC00102.10 - Mini Oral Histories - Dennis and Mousumi Dey

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV featuring husband and wife PAs, Dennis and Mousumi Dey. Dennis Dey, PA-C, MPAS, MBA, MA, MBBS, DLO, and Mousumi Dey, MPAS, PA-C, MBBS, DPH, MHA, both became physician assistants when they came to the United States from India. In India, they were both practicing doctors and had served in the Indian military. They talk about their lives in India, their decision to become physician assistants, and their satisfaction in their chosen professions.

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 OHC00102.12 - Mini Oral Histories - Murl Dotson

OHC00102.12 - Mini Oral Histories - Murl Dotson

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Murl Dotson, PA-C, was one of the few PAs that could practice in Mississippi prior to 2000. He talks about how he was part of the effort to have Mississippi pass state legislature to allow PAs to practice.

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.

Image of OHC00111.05 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Tony Schnuerer

OHC00111.05 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Tony Schnuerer

Tony Schnuerer, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Mr. Schnuerer is the Director of Clinical Education of the PA program at Christian Brothers University. He tells us about the highlights of his career as a PA and his plans for the future.

Image of OHC00111.06 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Ted Ruback

OHC00111.06 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Ted Ruback

Ted Ruback, MS, PA-C Emeritus, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Mr. Ruback is the Founding Program Director of the PA program at Oregon Health & Science University. He talks about how he became a PA, how he became a PA educator, his mentor, Dr. Henry Silver, and how Dr. Silver's approach to education influenced his own.

Image of OHC00111.07 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Michelle DiBaise

OHC00111.07 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Michelle DiBaise

Michelle DiBaise, DHSc, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Dr. DiBaise is a professor at the PA program at AT Still University. She talks about how she decided to become a PA and her thoughts on the future of the PA profession.