Dean VonBlohn, Commander of the Frank W. Sidler American Legion Post 40 of Danville, presents a $2,500 check to Tim Egan, PA -C who represents the Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
This monetary donation will be utilized to provide scholarship funding to military veterans entering physician assistant training programs throughout the United States. The Veterans Caucus scholarship program has been in existence for over 20 years and has contributed over $400,000 in financial assistance to returning veterans. The physician assistant profession was created in 1965 at Duke University in North Carolina to train returning Navy corpsmen to become PAs. Since that time, the PA profession has utilized thousands of former military personnel to expand the PA concept. The Veteran’s Administration is the largest employer of physician assistants throughout the United States. Currently there are over a thousand physician assistants serving on active duty and in reserve components. The Danville American Legion sponsors many community service activities through its donations to numerous organizations in our local area as well as worthwhile veterans programs.