• Which Membership Is Right For Me?

    AAPA offers PAs leading resources in continuing medical education (CME), federal and state advocacy, recertification and professional development. Below is a snapshot of how you can experience the value of an AAPA membership at any point in your career.  

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    Practicing PA

     
    Fellow
    Membership
    A physician assistant who is a graduate of a PA program accredited by ARC-PA or a predecessor agency, or NCCPA certified
    Top 4 Benefits
    1. Learning Central – A one-stop shop for all of your CME and professional development needs
    2. Free subscriptions to JAAPA, AAPA's clinical journal; Medical Watch, daily clinical alerts and PA Professional magazine (an $84 value) 
    3.  Salary Report - AAPA member's #1 career tool to see how your salary compares to other PAs within similar practice environments, and Contacts and Contracts - This career navigation publication is designed to provide in-depth guidance on essential career issues including, effective job searching, interviewing tips, contract negotiation techniques and best practices, and more.
    4. OvidMD- AAPA members now have free access to OvidMD, a centralized online source for point-of-care and research support tools—Save hundreds of dollars!

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    Membership Dues
    12-month term for $275

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    Enrolled in a PA program

     
    Student
    Membership
    An individual enrolled and attending classes in a PA program accredited by ARC-PA or a predecessor agency
    Top 3 Benefits
    1. PA Foundation scholarship opportunities (up to a $5,000 value) 
    2. Career and practice resources to begin your career
    3. Free nationwide PA compensation data from the PA Salary Report (a $500 value) 

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    Membership Dues
    $75 (Entirety of enrollment in PA program; expires four months after graduation)

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    Exploring becoming a PA

     
    Affiliate
    Membership
    An individual interested in becoming a PA or from a health profession not eligible for any other membership category
    Top 3 Benefits
    1. Free subscriptions to JAAPA, AAPA's clinical journal; Medical Watch, daily clinical alerts and PA Professional magazine (an $84 value) 
    2. Access to PA career experts and online resources (a $130 value) 
    3. Exclusive network of more than 45,000 members

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    Membership Dues
    12-month term for $75

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    Non-Practicing PA

     
    Sustaining
    Membership
    A PA program graduate who has chosen not to actively practice in the profession
    Top 3 Benefits
    1. On-demand experts and resources during your career transition (a $130/hr value) 
    2. Publications on how to navigate your career, troubleshoot your contract and explore non clinical routes (a $45 value) 
    3. Free subscriptions to JAAPA, AAPA's clinical journal; Medical Watch, daily clinical alerts and PA Professional magazine (an $84 value) 

    4. Learn more! 

    Membership Dues
    12-month term for $75

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    Retired PA

     
    Retired Fellow
    Membership
    A graduate from a PA program, 15 or more years ago, who was an active AAPA Fellow member for more than 12 years
    Top 3 Benefits
    1. Volunteer and leadership opportunities
    2. Learning Central – A one-stop shop for all of your CME and professional development needs
    3. Free subscriptions to JAAPA, AAPA's clinical journal; Medical Watch, daily clinical alerts and PA Professional magazine (an $84 value) 

    4. Learn more! 

    Membership Dues
    12-month term for $75

    Interested in joining as a physician, allied healthcare professional or associate? Learn more. 

    (All member benefits are valued based on competitive, nationwide pricing of CME, healthcare advising and actual publication costs.)