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Image of OHC00017 - s Dennis Blessing Oral History

OHC00017 - s 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 OHC00102.04 - 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 OHC00102.11 - 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 SIC00099 - Navy PA, John Mott

SIC00099 - Navy PA, John Mott

Navy PA, John Mott

Image of SIC00089 - Robert Norton in Vietnam

SIC00089 - Robert Norton in Vietnam

Robert Norton, PA. Navy HMC in Korea and Vietnam, Outstanding PA of the Year for Veterans Caucus, President of Veterans Caucus. Photo taken in Vietnam when he was in charge of the blood banks for the Navy.

Image of SIC00094 - LT Norm Fertix taken at Hospital Five during the Gulf War

SIC00094 - LT Norm Fertix taken at Hospital Five during the Gulf War

Veteran Caucus award winner, David Marie, signing God Loves the Grunt. Man in foreground unidentified. Photo taken by Kenneth Harbert.

Image of SIC00098 - CW04 Ron Woodruff receiving the Outstanding PA of the Year award at the Veterans Caucus Memorial Service

SIC00098 - CW04 Ron Woodruff receiving the Outstanding PA of the Year award at the Veterans Caucus Memorial Service

CW04 Ron Woodruff receiving the Outstanding PA of the Year award at the Veterans Caucus Memorial Service, Washington DC,1989

Image of SIC00100 - PAs John Belford, Mike Doyle and Bob Norton sailing

SIC00100 - PAs John Belford, Mike Doyle and Bob Norton sailing

PAs John Belford, LT Col Mike Doyle, and HMC Bob Norton sailing on the Chesapeake with Ken Harbert (taking photograph).