American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Now Available − JAAPA

    Now Available − JAAPA's April Issue

    Read the latest edition of JAAPA, the award-winning, peer-reviewed clinical journal of AAPA.Read Now
  • Just Announced!

    Just Announced!

    Health psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, will kick off the conference with an inspiring General Session!Learn More
  • Meet the Recipients

    Meet the Recipients

    Over the years, the PA Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 1,400+ future PAs. Congratulations to the 2014 scholarship recipients, and good luck on your future endeavors!Learn More
  • Just in – the March Issue of PA Professional!

    Just in – the March Issue of PA Professional!

    Read about a PA educator paying it forward for the profession, how a PA is bringing hope to South Sudan and much more.Read Now
  • Forbes: PAs are One of the Highest Paying In-Demand Jobs In America

    Forbes: PAs are One of the Highest Paying In-Demand Jobs In America

    Referencing a report by The Medicus Firm, Forbes noted that PAs are in the top five “most frequently placed medical care providers in 2014.”Read More
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    3 Ways to Earn CME at Home

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  • Apply Now for IMPACT Grants

    Apply Now for IMPACT Grants

    NEW! The PA Foundation is offering 3 grants up to $10,000 to foster and develop innovative ideas to improve the care of the patient and the community. Hurry, the application deadline is April 27!APPLY NOW

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PAs in the News

In Memoriam: PA David Michael Jones

March 26, 2015 - David Michael Jones, MPAS, PA-C, one of the first PAs in the U.S. to receive independent prescription-writing authority, and one of the first in the country to own and operate his own health center, died peacefully in his Condon, Ore., home on Jan. 23, 2015, after a nearly yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 69.More

SDPA and AAPA Meet With AAD Regarding the DermCare Team

March 25, 2015 - Society of Dermatology PA leaders, AAPA’s liaison to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Robert Higham, MPAS, PA-C, and AAPA staff met with AAD leaders on March 22 at the AAD Annual Conference in San Francisco to discuss AAD's restrictive DermCare Team initiative.More