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  • $200 scholarship applied to AAPA 2020 conference registration fee
  • 40 scholarships available
  • Enrolled PA students are eligible to apply

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AAPA 2020

May 16 – 20, 2020

Nashville, TN

Where better than Nashville, a city of big breaks, to have your breakthrough moment? Join thousands of PAs and PA students at AAPA 2020 in Nashville to take stock of what you and your profession have achieved, set new goals in collaboration and care, and discover your next big PA moment. Whatever it is, find what sparks your next success. It only happens here.

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  • March 5 – 7, 2020
  • Alexandria, VA
Musculoskeletal Galaxy event
  • June 3 – June 7, 2020
  • Atlanta, GA
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  • September 12 – 16, 2020
  • Phoenix, AZ

Latest News

A Career in Orthopaedics: Why I Love the Specialty

Almas Abbas, PA-C, grew up playing sports – and getting injured. Her on-field experiences inspired an early interest in how the body works and how best to treat herself, and eventually led to a career as a PA in orthopaedics.

Country Living: Working as a PA in Rural Healthcare

Things are different in the country, and healthcare is no exception. PAs who leave the big city to work in the country are in for a unique and rewarding experience. Here’s what a few PAs had to say about working in a rural setting.

Getting at the Root of Cardiac Threats, and Addressing Them Healthily

At least two PAs have opened consultancies to work with patients on improving their cardiac health and reducing risk factors through healthy eating and regular exercise. February’s American Heart Month is a good time to bring these initiatives to light.

Sixtus Atabong, PA-C, Leads Others to Help Underserved Communities Around the World

Growing up in Cameroon, West Africa, Sixtus Atabong, PA-C, knew achieving his goals of practicing medicine would be extremely difficult. Now a PA in neurosurgery, Atabong established a healthcare facility in his village and other communities.

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