Jordan Rau is a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News. His stories have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today and other media outlets. He previously worked at the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Concord (N.H.) Monitor and the Rutland (Vt.) Herald. He graduated from Wesleyan University.
After 23 years as a physician assistant, Leslie Clayton remains rankled by one facet of her vocation: its title. Specifically, the word “assistant.” Patients have asked if she’s heading to medical school or in the middle of it. The term confounded even her family, she said: It took years for her parents to understand she […]