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Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 86,500 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and within the uniformed services.
AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants. It also works to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.
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AAPA's Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Commitments to the PA ProfessionOur Vision for the Profession
The Mission of Our Academy
AAPA's Strategic Commitments to the PA Profession in Partnership with our Constituent Organizations
Elevate PA roles, recognition and respect and support increasing the number and diversity of PAs
Founded in 1968, AAPA works to increase the professional and personal growth of the more than 86,500 PAs in practice today through a range of information, advocacy and related services.
Physician assistants who are graduates of PA educational programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant or one of its predecessor agencies are eligible for fellow membership member in AAPA. Other membership categories include:
Volunteer leaders (elected and appointed) and paid staff members serve the profession from the national office headquarters located in Alexandria, Virginia.
AAPA's Policy Manual includes bylaws, policies and position papers that guide AAPA's actions and programs.
Want to have a say in the direction AAPA is taking going forward? Then be involved!
We provide numerous opportunities for you to participate in leadership activities throughout the year.
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