Student Academy - SAAAPA

The Student Academy of AAPA (SAAAPA) has its own structure, starting with students at individual PA programs. The student board of directors guides Student Academy affairs for the following year.

Each year students at each PA program may elect one representative to attend the Assembly of Representatives (AOR), the legislative body of the Student Academy, which meets once a year at AAPA’s annual PA conference. The AOR sets policy and elects the Student Academy officers.  Any AAPA student member who has not graduated is eligible for a student officer position.


Meet the current leaders of SAAAPA.

Student societies resources and news

Student societies are groups of at least five PA students who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest. Learn how to start a society and stay up to date on society activities.

Assembly of Representatives 

The Assembly of Representatives (AOR) is the governing body of SAAAPA. Learn about AOR duties and how you can get involved.

Student House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) is AAPA’s policy-making body. Find out how to become a student delegate.

Student events at Conference

AAPA’s annual conference offers many opportunities for students. The Student Academy created tracks of lectures and forums for PA students attending the annual conference.

Challenge Bowl

The National Medical Challenge Bowl is a friendly competition between PA schools coordinated by SAAAPA. Think you have what it takes to compete?

Student leadership opportunities 

Become a SAAAPA leader or participate in a work group or commission.

PA Student Essentials

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Student membership

Visit the student membership page for more information on student member benefits.