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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.
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AAPA members have one that’s 60,000 strong! Be a part of a community who supports and advises each other on even the most challenging days.

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Leadership Training

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

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

Practice Barriers in State Laws are Associated with Lower PA Salaries

Last year, AAPA Research examined the relationship between AAPA’s Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act and PA compensation. They found a statistically significant difference in PA compensation related to the adoption of two of the Six Key Elements.

What PA Practice Looks Like in Neuro-Oncology

Young-Bin Song, MCHS, PA-C, describes his practice at a multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology/radiation oncology brain tumor clinic at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Communicating with the patient population, he relates, requires preparation, practice, and patience.

Get Help on Complex Reimbursement Policies

Reimbursement policy outlined in regulations and provider manuals can be incredibly complex and filled with jargon. Understanding the basic framework for reimbursement can help a PA stay on the right side of the law and maximize their value in their practice setting.

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.

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