PAs in the News

TAPA and PAs across the state are working hard to advance the PA profession, serve their communities, and care for patients. From time to time, PAs are featured in local media, and here are links to recent news coverage. If we've missed an article, please email a link to [email protected] so that we can add it to this list.

Feb. 9, 2023


June 22, 2023

Madisonville clinic rolls out new way to test for Alzheimer’s (


June 12, 2023


June 9, 2023

TN physician assistants make push for independence from doctors (


May 22, 2023

As Tennessee’s physician assistants help more patients, they’re pushing for changes to restrictions set in 1999 | WPLN News


Feb. 24, 2023

Tennessee PAs gather in Nashville to push for improved healthcare legislation - YouTube


Feb. 21, 2023

Tennessee health care workers, students urge passage of physician assistant bill (


Feb. 14, 2023

Murfreesboro physician assistant demonstrates a life devoted to service - Main Street Media of Tennessee (


Feb. 9, 2023

Tennessee has highest rate of hospital closures per capita, what are the rural impacts? | WZTV (


Jan. 18, 2023

As role expands for physician assistants, MTSU program sees wave of applicants | WPLN News


Jan. 13, 2023

Michael Scates appointed as Tennessee’s Assistant Adjutant General - Army (