IaM-Ray posted:Nolan posted:
Knowing Jimbo was a combat medic, he's able to patch just about anyone or any thing up.
Yeah, today he would be probably found in the ER as a PA
@IaM-Ray back in the early '70s, the first Physician Assistant Program in the country was established at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The program is known as MEDEX. The basis of the program was to transition Vietnam experienced medics into civilian healthcare. Specifically, to assist physicians with the burden of patient care in remote (small town) locations around Utah, Colorado, Montana.
I am proud to say that in 1971 I was among the first few (75) selected from thousands of applicants accepted into the program. Eventually, family responsibilities and financial duress required that I opt out of the program and return my attention back home in SoCal.
However, I was fortunate to parlay my experience into a 30-yr career as director of Cardiac Diagnostics (and Rehab), Respiratory Services & Pulmonary Laboratory (and Rehab), Neuro-Diagnostic Lab and a few other departments in a couple of acute care Trauma Center hospitals.
I have been blessed with a good life post-Vietnam. One of the highlights has been meeting great friends through the SOC and sharing that gearhead comradery with these knuckleheads!