CRDAMC holds IPAP graduation
By Mikaela Cade, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
FORT HOOD, Texas, Jan. 5, 2021 —
1st. Lt. Nathan Tollett is the Army’s latest physician assistant to graduate from the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Interservice Physician Assistant Program during a ceremony at the medical center Dec.31.
Physician assistants serve as the primary medical provider to Soldiers in battalion and division level units and are responsible for unit medical readiness and training medics. They can also provide garrison healthcare to Soldiers, family members and other eligible beneficiaries.
The Army trains about 150 Soldiers annually through IPAP, where Soldiers complete a 16-month didactic phase and a 13-month clinical phase and earn a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Physician Assistant Studies.