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Resources for Furloughed, Underemployed, and Unemployed PAs

See how AAPA is providing support and advocating for PAs who are furloughed, underemployed, or unemployed during this pandemic.

USPHS SRCOSTEP: Why Every Student Needs to Know This Alphabet Soup

Learn about the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, one of the eight uniformed services. Then hear from a recent student and officer’s experiences in the Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP). Finally, learn how to apply for this elite paid internship for graduate students!

Areas of Practice Guide

Explore a new career direction or specialty with this collection of AAPA and partner resources, salary data, and CME on various practice areas, including Administration, Dermatology, Education, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Telemedicine, and Urgent Care.

Leadership & Management Training Courses

These 1-hour online courses focus on topics such as billing and reimbursement, compliance, leadership styles, metrics, and advocacy.

Degree Pathways

Is your goal to earn an advanced healthcare degree or certificate? This program offers a soft entrance into pursuing an academic degree/certificate by completing pre-requisite coursework specific to PA and NP practice.

Plan Time Away and Return to Practice

Taking a break and returning to practice is a common pattern in the PA career cycle. Planning and preparation can make all the difference in how smooth or how challenging the resumption of PA practice will be.

Career Experts Offer PAs Negotiation Advice

Three career experts offer their advice on AAPA member-submitted contract negotiation questions.

Working Internationally: 5 Things PAs Need to Know

Practicing abroad is a great way to enhance your experience as a PA – both professionally and personally. But international practice requires more preparation than practicing in the U.S.