2017 MAPA Social

Several MAPA members met on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 to network and enjoy a Charlotte Knights game. Our annual member socials are great opportunities to meet fellow PAs, open lines or communication and further our profession in our individual practices.

2017 Officers (left to right) - Ray Brown, Samantha Levering and Truett Smith

Remembering former MAPA member Dean Minton

Dean Minton (1928 - 2016) was an Air Force Chaplain and Baptist minister. He also had an illustrious 16 year second career as a Physician Assistant, graduating from Wake Forest Bowmen School of Medicine in 1983. He was a pioneering Physician Assistant in Charlotte, working most of his career in Psychiatry at Mecklenburg Psychiatry Associates and Carolinas Medical Center. He was involved in NCAPA, served as a past president and was the editor of MAPA's past monthly newsletter. The MAPA scholarship has been renamed the Dean Minton Scholarship in his memory.

Celebrate PA Week 2015

PA week kicks off October 6th to commemorate the anniversary of first graduating class of Physician Assistants from Duke University and coincidentally Dr. Eugene Stead, the first PA educator's birthday. What prompted you to become a PA? Share your inspiration or favorite mentor with MAPA below.

You can also download a MAPA flyer here, just fill in the name of the PAs in your office and post it for you patients to learn more about your role in the healthcare team!