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    About the American Academy of PAs

    AAPA is the national organization that advocates for all PAs and provides tools to improve PA practice and patient care. Founded in 1968, AAPA represents a profession of approximately 108,500 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. 

  • Press Releases

  • Survey: 90 Percent of Hospitals Employ PAs

    Nov. 15, 2016 - Nine in ten hospitals now employ PAs (physician assistants), while an even larger number (95 percent) plan to maintain or accelerate PA hiring in the next 12 months, according to a new survey looking at hiring and other trends.

    AAPA Exclusive Salary Data Shows Continued Growth in Size of and Demand for the PA Profession

    Sept. 26, 2016 – According to new data from the American Academy of PAs, PA compensation continues to increase faster than both national inflation and most other professions, and has consistently done so for more than 15 years.

    Florida Continues to Improve Patient Access by Removing Barriers to Care

    Sept. 14, 2016 – Florida has taken another monumental step forward to increase patient access to care and modernize regulations overseeing the PA profession.

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  • Headlines

  • What It's Like to Have the Best Job in America Right Now
    PAs have the best job in America, according to a report from Glassdoor. To find out what it's like to have the top career in America right now, Business Insider talked to AAPA in this piece highlighting the PA profession.
    PA Salary on the Rise — 5 Points
    The salary of PAs is steadily increasing, reports Becker’s ASC Review.
    EKGs, X-rays and Heart Procedures — The Role of Non-physicians Grows
    The growing role of PAs practicing medicine is profiled in USA Today. “The data) also shines light on the high-level care that NPs and PAs have been providing for many years. Until now, that's been largely under the radar, but is revealed with the release of government payments to health care providers, which clearly show these caregivers are a growing force in medicine.”
    Mental Health in America Requires a Collaborative Solution
    Getting mental health right for all Americans is a huge undertaking. Like our health care system at large, the mental health crisis gripping our nation requires a multipronged approach if we want to fix it, and as PAs, we are poised to be a significant part of that solution, Jeffrey A. Katz president and chair of the board of AAPA writes on Kevin MD.
    Obesity: An American Epidemic
    AAPA Past President Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA writes about the need for a stronger response to the obesity epidemic in America that reduces biases and stigma against the disease.
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