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Physician Associates slighted in article

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2012 - Winter


I read your article about medicine and the military expecting that you would mention the contributions of Yale PAs in the military. Once again I was disappointed—and frankly, insulted. I served as an Army PA in both Iraq and Afghanistan, as have many other Yale PAs, I’m sure. When patients and physicians with whom I served learned where I had been educated, they usually expressed increased confidence in my care, and I did my best to live up to their expectations. Based on the commendations and additional duties assigned to me, I believe I lived up to the standards expected of a Yale graduate. How disappointing, then, to return home and see that the school’s magazine continues to ignore us.

Peter Fish, PA ’97
Major, U.S. Army