The annual AAPA Awards include Individual Excellence Awards, for which individuals can apply, along with the Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award, for which one must be nominated.
Applications close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 19, 2021.
Individual Excellence Awards
We know there are a lot of amazing PAs out there. That’s why the annual AAPA Awards recognize PAs’ contributions to their patients, their communities, and their profession. These awards include: PA of the Year, PA Student of the Year, Military Service, AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year, Publishing, and Outstanding Student Society.
PA of the Year Award
This award honors a PA who, within the course of a one-year period, demonstrates exemplary service to the community; exemplifies the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality healthcare to all; and furthers the image of the profession in a positive, meaningful way.
PA Student of the Year Award
This award honors a PA student who furthers the image of PAs and PA students; gives self-sacrificing time and effort in service to community; demonstrates leadership and professionalism; and exemplifies the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible and quality healthcare and/or health education.
Military Service Award
This award recognizes a veteran or active duty PA who demonstrates exemplary healthcare service and exemplifies the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality healthcare to current members of the military, veterans, or a medically underserved community.
AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year Award
This award honors a preceptor who demonstrates exemplary service in the clinical education of PA students as a mentor, role model, and instructor; and furthers the image of PAs by exemplifying the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality healthcare.
Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
Frequently Asked Questions
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The eligibility criteria are different for each award. Please see the detailed eligibility guidelines above for more specific criteria.
No. Anyone nominated for the PA of the Year Award, PA Student of the Year Award, Military Service Award, Preceptor of the Year Award, or Publishing Award will need to complete a full application themselves in order to be considered. When a nomination is submitted, the nominee will be notified and given instructions on how to apply.
The Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award is the exception. That is an award for which one must be nominated, and the nominee should not fill out an application.
No. Each applicant may only submit the number of documents and letters permitted by the application form. Only documents submitted via the application form will be accepted.
Each application form has a “save and return” feature so that you can continue working on the application at your convenience. If you choose to use this feature, you will be asked to create an account in order to return to your application. However, when the form is submitted, all application materials must be included or the application will be considered incomplete.