- Early article appearing in Roche Medical Image [magazine] describing role of physician assistant. The article features Craig Bruno a graduate of the Duke University PA program who is the first PA hired on a one-year trial basis at a community clinic located in Plymouth, NC. Drs. Furgurson and Papineau, co-directors of the clinic, requested a PA on a one-year trial basis when their search for a third physician partner failed. The article contains nine photographs of Mr. Bruno, Dr. Papineau and Dr. Furgurson in practice with patients.