Purser-Marine Physician Assistant : Staff Officers' Association of America training program

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  • A bulletin describing the newly established Purser-Marine Physician Assistant Program based in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Staten Island, New York. The bulletin contains the logo of the program and pictures of students in training and posing for graduation photographs. In 1966, the U.S. Coast Guard began certifying graduates of SOA Purser Mate Training Program as pharmacist mates, a term used during the Second World War. The designation of the graduates was changed in 1970, to Marine Physician Assistant.
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  • Physician Assistant Program Records
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