2015 WAPA Foundation Awards Banquet
Thursday, October 8, 2015
6 pm Reception
6:30 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Program & Awards Presentation
Celebrate PA Week! Join us as we honor the 2015 Wisconsin PA of the Year and present leadership awards to deserving individuals.
Help support the WAPA Foundation and make plans to attend the annual WAPA Foundation Awards Banquet and PA Week Celebration. Proceeds will support future WAPA Foundation Scholarships. Individual tickets are $50. Table Sponsorship is $500 and includes up to 8 seat for the awards banquet.
For sponsorship details, please call 920-560-5630. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
WAPA is also pleased to announce our guest speaker for the 2015 Awards Banquet will be John E. McCarty, Executive Director of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
John E. McCarty became the full-time Executive Director for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) on October 1, 2004. At that time, the ARC-PA corporate office relocated from Marshfield, WI to Johns Creek, GA.
Prior to the move, Mr. McCarty worked for the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI. Employed there since 1974, he worked initially as a Physician Assistant in the Department of General Surgery primarily in pediatric surgery and surgical oncology. For the last 23 years of his clinic employment, he worked in medical education in administrative roles, the last few as the Administrative Director for the Marshfield Clinic Division of Education. His responsibilities included oversight of programs in Graduate and Student Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education and Corporate Education. Under a special contract, he also provided executive director leadership for the ARC-PA part-time since 1991.
He has been an active participant and held leadership positions in the PA profession including within WAPA, medical education and the accreditation arena. His involvement with PA program accreditation spans 30plus years, the last 24 as the Executive Director.
He is a graduate of both the Cuyahoga Community College Physician –Surgeon Assistant Program and the Marshfield Medical Foundation Physician Assistant-Primary Care Program andearned a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a MPAS degree from the University of Nebraska.
During his tenure, the number of accredited programs under the ARC-PA has grown from 54 toover 196 with an additional 8 Postgraduate Clinical Programs and a projected 60 more programs in the planning stages.The ARC-PA is a recognized programmatic accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This growth and recognitionled to the necessity of establishing the freestanding corporate office in Johns Creek, Georgia.