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National Physician Assistant Day

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When is National Physician Assistant Day? This holiday is always observed on October 6

National Physician’s Assistant Day, an October 6 holiday, celebrates and recognizes the importance and skills of this career. The highly trained Physician’s Assistant, abbreviated as “PA”, is an invaluable aide to physicians and general practitioners. They can perform many of the tasks of general practitioners.

The profession of Physician’s Assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first PAs graduated from Duke University on October 6, 1967. Since then, this job has grown to tens of thousands of people. Their numbers continue to grow.

How to Celebrate National Physician Assistant Day

If you see your PA today, wish him or her a happy day. And, let them know they are appreciated.

Send them an Ecard. Or, mail them a greeting card.

Today's Quote

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” – – Erma Bombeck

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History and Origin of National Physician Assistant Day

We believe that the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants (AAPA) created this special day. While their website does not come out and claim to have created this day, they do sponsor National Physician’s Assistant Day, and National Physician’s Assistant Week.


We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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