Falkenstein PA Student Society
The Falkenstein PA Student Society is the SAAAPA student organization of the Tri-C/CSU Physician Assistant program. The Falkenstein Society promotes academic achievement, clinical excellence, professional growth, and promotes the PA as a member of the health care delivery team.
The Falkenstein Society is named for William A. Falkenstein, who was a medic in the Army during the Vietnam War. He attended the Tri-C PA program from 1973-1975, when the Tri-C Western campus classrooms consisted of renovated Army barracks from the former Crile Veterans Administration Hospital.
William Falkenstein was a founding member of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants, and the 2nd President of the OAPA, 1977-1978.
In 1982 he received the Charles L Hudson, MD Award, presented annually to the PA in Ohio who has demonstrated outstanding character and contribution to the PA profession.
Mr. Falkenstein was a PA in the family practice setting in Cleveland, until his death in 1983. His family has graciously developed a scholarship which is awarded annually to a student at the Tri-C/CSU program.