AAPA Announces 2018 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Honorees

The AAPA Awards Committee has announced the recipients of the 2018 AAPA Individual Excellence Awards.
These prestigious awards honor PAs who have served patients, communities and the profession with great distinction. The awards are the highest recognition bestowed on Academy members and will be formally presented during AAPA18 in May.

Kenneth D. Sherry, PA-C, CPAAPA

AAPA/PAEA Preceptor of the Year Award

The Preceptor of the Year Award is selected by both AAPA and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). It is presented to a PA who demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the clinical education of PA students as a mentor, role model, and instructor.

Sherry has worked with more than 250 PA students during his 32-year career. His program has helped fill provider gaps in an underserved community and provided invaluable experience for his students. More

LTC John F. Detro, SP, PA-C, MPAS

Military Service PA of the Year

With its Military Service PA of the Year Award, AAPA honors the commitment of military PAs to exemplary healthcare service and leadership in their community, to veterans and their families, and to the medically underserved at home and abroad.

Lt. Col. Detro is a highly decorated PA in the U.S. Army who has transformed medical training and elevated the PA profession. More

Carol “Maggie” Snyder, RN, PA-C, DFAAPA

Humanitarian of the Year

The Humanitarian Award is presented each year to a PA who demonstrates exemplary service to the PA profession and the community, especially by providing accessible, quality healthcare to the medically underserved.

Snyder has dedicated her life to the treatment and eradication of HIV/AIDS. During the first major outbreak in the ’80s, Snyder was one of few practitioners to provide care and compassion to these patients. More

Eric Tetzlaff, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Publishing Award

The Publishing Award is given to a PA who has published a new clinical or research article expressing original or scientifically rigorous ideas.

Tetzlaff’s article explores the issue of burnout in oncology PAs. His research provides profound insight into this topic and addresses ways that administrators and providers can work together to address it. More