In June alumni of Yale’s Physician Associate (PA) Program held their first reunion, bringing together graduates from the program’s 35 years. The reunion is expected to become an annual event, said Mary L. Warner, PA-C, M.M.Sc., program director and assistant dean. “Every year we will have a dinner and invite our graduates to participate in activities throughout the medical school.”
About 50 graduates renewed friendships and made new ones at the Graduate Club. Warner also described the state of the program: its accreditation was renewed last year, and thanks to a change in school policy, PA faculty now have the standing of clinician-educator track faculty. And, Warner said, an alumni outreach program is in the planning and development stages.