Become an AAPA Member

AAPA membership connects you to the PA profession and a vast collection of exclusive resources, essential tools, and discounts on products and services you won’t find anywhere else.


PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans.
PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers.
Huddle is your exclusive, AAPA members-only community where you can connect with fellow PAs and PA students.

PA JobSource

New This Year!

The 2019 report includes analysis from salaried PAs, plus those who receive an hourly wage, and PAs who are compensated based on productivity. Free to members!

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Leadership Training

CHLM is here to support you with powerful resources that fit your timeline and budget.

PA Portfolio

PA Portfolio is a secure, online sharing and storage tool for important education, licensing and certification, and career records.

Rosh Review AAPA One Step Further Scholarship
  • $200 scholarship applied to AAPA 2020 conference registration fee
  • 40 scholarships available
  • Enrolled PA students are eligible to apply


Featured Events

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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

Phyllis Peterson, MPAS, PA-C, Contributes to Clinical Support for Serious Mental Illness

As awareness of the need to support patients with serious mental illness (SMI) has increased, so has AAPA’s participation in initiatives to help address the issue. AAPA is represented on the advisory board of SMI Adviser, by Phyllis R. Peterson, MPAS, PA-C.

PAs Advance the Profession at the Federal Level in 2019

From their efforts to authorize PAs to receive direct payment under Medicare to ordering and certifying the need for home health and diabetic shoes under Medicare, PAs advocated to advance the profession in 2019 and have more work ahead in 2020.

Advocating for Health Equity: PA Focuses Work on HIV and LGBT Health

PA Tonia Poteat has always had a goal: to provide care to people living with HIV. Find out more about Poteat’s path to her current role at UNC Chapel Hill, and how she’s using her work to fight health disparities.

Learn About Best APP Models From These Employers

How do you recruit and retain the best PA talent at your workplace? Among those with excellent hiring potential are PA employers that have advanced practice provider (APP) structures formed to offer management and leadership opportunities for PAs and NPs.

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