I left for the 2018 conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in New Orleans the day after of our pediatrics exam, along with 45 other classmates. We were off for a whole week to attend the conference and I could not wait for this much-deserved short break. As I was looking through the conference schedule, I learned that Kenneth F. Ferrell, PA, would be making an appearance at the Physician Assistant History Society booth. Mr. Ferrell is one of the first PAs in the nation, having graduated in the Duke PA program’s first class in 1967. Dr. Eugene Stead, founder of the PA profession, had personally interviewed and selected him.