American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Now Available − JAAPA September Issue

    Now Available − JAAPA September Issue

    Read the latest edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the award-winning, peer-reviewed clinical journal of AAPA.Read Now
  • Apply for IMPACT Grants

    Apply for IMPACT Grants

    PAs and PA students can apply for one of three PA Foundation grants of up to $10,000, rewarding innovative community-based programs focused on improving health. Don’t miss the Sept. 21 deadline!Apply Now
  • Your New Member Benefit

    Your New Member Benefit

    Only AAPA members have access to this online community to connect with peers, share resources and join discussions with PAs and PA students nationwide.Get Started
  • Now Available – New Galaxy On Demand 2015!

    Now Available – New Galaxy On Demand 2015!

    The comprehensive digital library from the 2015 PA’s Guide to the Musculoskeletal Galaxy is here! Earn up to 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and 3 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits.ORDER NOW
  • Weigh in on Healthcare Trends & PA Practice

    Weigh in on Healthcare Trends & PA Practice

    Share your perspective on the four key trends that will impact PA practice by logging into the Huddle, AAPA's new online members community. Your feedback will be taken into consideration for AAPA's Strategic Plan 2016−2020.Join the Conversation
  • Now Available − PA Professional August Issue

    Now Available − PA Professional August Issue

    PA Holly West is a women’s health specialist and senior research coordinator for the obstetric-fetal pharmacology research center at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Perinatal Research Division. This is a day in her life.Read Now

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Now Available − August PA Professional



This month's PA Pro features a "Day in the Life" of Holly West, a PA in clinical research, wife and mother; plus, the second installment in the PA Vision 2020 series − "Medicine Ain't What It Used to Be;” interviews with PA Ebola fighters; and more.

PAs in the News

California Authorizes PAs to Sign POLST Forms

August 24, 2015 – On Aug. 17, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 637, which authorizes PAs and NPs to sign POLST forms. This bill increases access to healthcare providers to discuss and document a patient’s end-of-life decisions regarding resuscitative and life-sustaining measures. The California Academy of PAs supported the bill, which was cosponsored by the California Medical Association and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.More

PA Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

August 21, 2015 − The Board of Trustees of the Physician Assistant Foundation (PA Foundation), the charitable arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), in conjunction with AAPA CEO Jenna L. Dorn, is pleased to introduce Lynette Sappe-Watkins as the PA Foundation’s executive director. She will lead the PA Foundation in pursuit of its mission to empower physician assistants (PAs) and PA students to engage in philanthropic programs that will improve health.More