Student Academy

The Student Academy Board of Directors and AOR lead student efforts to further the mission of the Academy and move toward our vision of the future.

Student Board of Directors

The Student Academy’s Assembly of Representatives annually elects and appoints PA student leaders who represent PA students around the country.

Meet the Current Board Student Board Committees

Student Academy Tweets

Assembly of Representatives (AOR)

The Assembly of Representatives (AOR) is comprised of Student Academy Representatives from each recognized PA program’s Student Society. Students debate and determine resolutions which will guide the work of the Student Academy Board of Directors and Student Board Committees for the subsequent leadership year.

students gather at AAPA Conference

Student Society Resources

Student societies are groups of PA students who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest. Each PA program can register a student society with the Student Academy.

Hofstra PA program members

House of Delegates – Student Delegation

PA students form one of the largest delegations to the annual meeting of the House of Delegates, AAPA’s policymaking body. Applications for the 2022 HOD meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana will open in September 2021.

members of the student delegation to the AAPA House of Delegates

Challenge Bowl

AAPA’s hallmark student events happens each year at Conference! This medical game show allows PA students to test their clinical knowledge against other PA students from across the country. Which PA program will be the Challenge Bowl Champions in 2022?

students participate in the Challenge Bowl event at AAPA Conference

Recent News

PA Student Combines Passions for Medicine, Entrepreneurship, and Global Health

Despite the busyness of PA school, Calbeth Chika Alaribe, MPH, PA-S, is committed not only to medicine but social entrepreneurship and global health. She developed an award-winning healthcare app and serves in numerous volunteer roles in an effort to combine her passions.

The Challenges of PA School During COVID-19

Starting PA school is challenging enough, but what about starting it during a pandemic? PA student Amelia Maurer completed her first year at Quinnipiac’s PA program under COVID-19 restrictions and reflects upon both the challenges and the unexpected opportunities.

PA Caregivers Face Additional Anxiety, Stress During Pandemic

In 2020, PA student Sara Naeem found herself needing to be a hands-on caregiver for both of her parents while completing clinical rotations during a pandemic. She shares her experiences and connects with other caregiver colleagues who share their own stories.

10 Tips and Tricks to Save on Your PA School Budget

Victoria Ho is a second-year PA student at Sacred Heart University in Stamford, Connecticut. Like many of her fellow students, Ho finds herself on a tight budget during PA school. She shares the financial tips and tricks that help her stick to a budget during PA school.