University of the Pacific Hosts NLM’s “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care” Traveling Exhibit!
Posted by Alan Carr on February 13th, 2019
Posted in: Advocacy, NLM Products, Outreach, Public Health
NLM traveling exhibitions
by Mark P. Christiansen, PhD, PA-C
Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director and Chair
Department of Physician Assistant Education
University of the Pacific
Physician Assistants visiting the exhibit hosted in the Grand Salon
University of the Pacific has had the honor and privilege of hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care
. This exhibit commemorates the profession from its start at Duke University in 1967 to the present day. The exhibit highlights the collaboration of physician assistants (PAs) with a variety of other medical fields and shows how PAs have shared their knowledge with diverse communities to ensure that quality health care reaches all corners of the globe.
Class of 2020 celebrating their White Coat Ceremony
University of the Pacific’s PA Program inaugural cohort of students started in January 2017, and the first class will graduate this spring. The program recently held a White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of students (Class of 2020). This event marks the end of the student’s didactic year and the beginning of their clinical rotations. The exhibit was on display at the venue for the ceremony, giving friends and family a better understanding of the journey their PA student has embarked on, and the impact they will soon have on their patients and on society at large.
For the remainder of its stay at Pacific, through March 2, the exhibit has been centrally located in the Library on the Sacramento campus where all of the university’s programs have access to it. On February 8, an open house event was held in the Grand Salon of the Library to allow members of the campus and the greater community to view the display and to learn more about the history of the PA profession.
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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.
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