National Physician Assistant Day - October 6
Thu, Oct 6, 2022

National Physician Assistant Day

National Physician Assistant Day is dedicated to people who are not in the spotlight, but who do a great job in medical offices. We are used to thanking doctors, and this is absolutely deserved. The thing is different – we often forget about those who help them during the operation, control the work and ensure the uninterrupted process. It’s time to remember!


So what is a physician assistant? He is a medically trained man with countless hours of training behind him. The staff not only works in the company of a doctor – they can do it on their own: study a person’s history, identify diseases, prescribe treatment, do examinations … All this work is under the supervision of a doctor: he can both approve the action, and vice versa.

Also assistants participate in various information events, talking with different groups of people. There are a huge number of topics, but it doesn’t matter, because this person is a good specialist and is deeply immersed in the field. The purpose of his work is to improve the quality of medical care.

In 1967, Duke University graduates the first class of Physician Assistants due to a shortage of staff. Their popularity grew, and in 1973 the first certified examination was held to determine expertise. Already in 2000, assistants spread throughout all the states of America!

Interesting facts

It is curious that the profession:

  • obliges to undergo advanced training once every few years;
  • gained unprecedented popularity, the number of people increased by 300%;
  • allows you to conduct clinical examinations and many other familiar things.

How to celebrate

The word “thank you” has an amazing effect – thank a familiar specialist for the work done. Order flowers or a delicious lunch for the staff if you can’t come in person. Tell about the direction to children and uninformed adults!

When is National Physician Assistant Day in 2022?

National Physician Assistant Day is observed on October 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 6 2022
Friday October 6 2023
Sunday October 6 2024
Monday October 6 2025
Tuesday October 6 2026