About the Awards

AAPA Awards include Individual Excellence Awards, which individuals can apply for directly, along with the Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award, for which one must be nominated. See the complete list of past winners.

Individual Excellence Awards

We know there are a lot of awesome PAs out there. Are you one of them? Every year, AAPA recognizes PAs and their impact on the profession and their patients with the AAPA Annual Awards. AAPA encourages PAs in all stages of their careers to apply!

Learn about past winners and get information on the following Individual Excellence Awards include the following:

Military Service Award

This award honors veteran or active duty PAs who have demonstrated exemplary healthcare service to their community, to current members of the military or veterans, or to the medically underserved. Applicants must be current AAPA members in good standing. 2017 Military Service Award Winner

Humanitarian Award

This award honors PAs who demonstrate exemplary service to the community, and further the image of PAs by exemplifying the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality healthcare to the medically underserved. Applicants must be current AAPA members in good standing. 2017 Humanitarian Award Winner

AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year Award

The AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year Award honors preceptors who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the clinical education of PA students as a mentor and instructor. Applicants are not required to be PAs; however, PA nominees are required to be AAPA members. This award is given in collaboration with the PA Education Association. 2017 AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year Award Winner

Publishing Award

The publishing award is granted to a PA who published, during the prior calendar year, a new clinical or research article expressing original and/or scientifically rigorous ideas substantiated by best practices and contributing to the advancement of the PA profession. Applicants must be current AAPA members in good standing. 2017 Publishing Awards Winner

Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

This is the most prestigious award given by AAPA, honoring a lifetime of achievement that has had a broad and significant impact on the PA profession. Recipients are not required to be PAs. However, PA nominees must be current AAPA members in good standing. Retired PA nominees must have been an AAPA member in good standing prior to retirement. 2017 Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

NOMINATE FOR STEAD AWARD

Winners

The awards process begins January 5, 2018. All applications/nominations are due by midnight EST on February 15, 2018. Email any awards questions to Kodi Erb at awards@aapa.org.