Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program

One of the most important ways you can help patients find and receive the best medical care is to help educate the next generation of PAs. AAPA recognizes the hard work of preceptors through its Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program, developed in cooperation with the PA Education Association (PAEA). If you’re not currently a preceptor, learn more from PAEA about how to become a preceptor.

HOW TO APPLYRECOGNIZED PRECEPTORS

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the recognition program, you must meet all three requirements.

  • Be a current AAPA fellow or sustaining member
  • Have served as a preceptor for an average of eight weeks or more per year, for the past 2 years
  • Be endorsed by a PA program that you have precepted for

Benefits

DESIGNATION

The professional designation of Clinical Preceptor AAPA after your name (e.g., CPAAPA)

CERTIFICATE & PIN

A certificate suitable for framing and display and an attractive lapel pin

WEBSITE RECOGNITION

Name and credentials featured on AAPA website

How to Apply or Nominate a PA

If you’re a PA and want to apply:

  1. Application. Complete the Clinical Preceptor Recognition application.
  2. Endorsement. Submit an endorsement form from a PA program that you have supported as a preceptor. If you would like to print and then email/fax the endorsement form, please click here.

If you’re from a PA program and want to nominate a PA:

  1. Endorsement. Please submit an endorsement form on behalf of the preceptor. If you would like to print and then email/fax the endorsement form, please click here.
  2. Application. The endorsed PA will be contacted to finalize their application.

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