On October 8, the entire first-year physician assistant class of 44 students and five members of the PA faculty from Stony Brook University boarded a bus to Rockefeller Center to participate in the Today Show as part of the celebration for National Physician Assistant Week (October 6 to October 12). There they met news anchor Matt Lauer, pictured.
Although approximately 125 PA’s from hospitals and private practices across the nation and state attended, Stony Brook’s contingent, whose program is in the School of Health Technology and Management, was the largest group represented. Stony Brook’s PA program is ranked No. 13 among 158 in the nation and ranked No. one in New York.