Student Leadership Opportunities

Being a Student Academy leader is an excellent way to become involved with AAPA and to develop leadership skills. You can also read about the current officeholders on the Student Academy Board of Directors page and email the student leader who is currently in your position of interest for more details.


Student Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Research AAPA’s Constituent Organizations and see what leadership and scholarship opportunities they offer students. Constituent organizations (COs) are independent organizations affiliated with AAPA.
    • State, U.S. Territory & Federal Service Chapters:  AAPA’s constituent chapters provide their members networking opportunities, social gatherings, timely information, advocacy and job resources.
    • Specialty Organizations: Specialty organizations support AAPA’s knowledge base regarding medical specialty practice issues.
    • Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Special interest groups are informal groups composed of individuals sharing a common goal or interest.
    • Caucuses: A caucus is composed of individuals who share a common goal or interest related to healthcare access or delivery
  • Applications for the 2021-2022 Student Board Committees will open in summer 2021.
  • Applications for the 2021-2022 HOD Student Delegation will open in fall 2021
  • Check here for more AAPA volunteer opportunities.

2021-2022 Student Academy Board of Directors Election Information

  • The Student Board Election will occur May 26- June 7 using an electronic ballot from AAPA’s third-party election vendor, YesElections. See the Student Board Election page for more information.
  • Questions about the Student Board Elections? Email [email protected]

Interested in Becoming a National Student Academy Leader?

  • President Elect – Elected, two-year commitment
  • Director of Outreach – Elected annually
  • Director of Student Communications – Elected annually
  • Chief Delegate – Elected annually (requires previous HOD experience)
  • Regional Director (6 positions) – Elected annually
  • PA Foundation Student Representative –Elected, one-year commitment with the option to be re-appointed for a second year