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A rich and rewarding career

  • Featuring: Valerie Barrs-O'Mara & Amy Wilcox
  • Date Submitted: Oct 27, 2022
  • Location: Washington

Valerie looks back over her 40-year career as a physician's assistant in cardiac surgery. She talks with her friend and neighbor, Amy, about how the work has evolved over time with new lifesaving procedures and how she loves to connect with patients and their families. Looking back, she says can’t imagine having done anything else for a living. Edit credit: Mike Addis


  • Valerie Barrs-O'Mara
  • Amy Wilcox
  • Physicians assistant
  • Cardiac surgery