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 2019-2020 group photo

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 2020 HOD meeting in Nashville, Tenn. will open in Fall 2019.

members of the student delegation to the AAPA House of Delegates

Pop-Up Challenge Bowl

Each month, we’ll open up the Pop-Up Challenge Bowl for 48 hours. Answer the featured five questions (provided by Rosh Review) on a specific topic and submit your answers. One PA student will be randomly selected from each month’s submissions to win a $100 check.

students participate in the Challenge Bowl event at AAPA Conference

Recent News

PA Students Participate in Community Service During Pandemic

AAPA’s Student Academy Service Committee encourages PA students to plan community service projects or to volunteer in their community. With the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was already tricky for PA students, but PA students still found time to give back to the communities.

What it’s Like to be a Single Parent and PA Student during a Pandemic

Three current PA students, who are also single parents, share how they balance their school and home lives, how they prioritize their children’s and their own education, and how COVID-19 has impacted their routines this year.

I’m a PA in the U.S. Public Health Service

Lieutenant Junior Grade German S. Herrera, MPAS, PA-C, USPHS, had a love of science and a desire to help people. The United States Public Health Service – with its scholarship opportunities, benefits, and guaranteed job placement – was a perfect fit for him.

Servicemember Called to the PA Profession: William Eisenhart

William Eisenhart, PA-S, had his master’s degree and a comfortable job. But on Sept. 11, 2001, he felt compelled to enlist in the military. Now, inspired by the professional medics he served with, he is enrolled in PA school and juggling his many commitments.