Career Resources

“What is a PA?”

What is a PA? PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative.

Changing Specialties

Learn about the educational resources that are available to help you switch from one specialty to another.

Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program

One of the most important ways to help patients find and receive the best medical care is to educate the next generation of PAs.

Distinguished Fellow Program

AAPA honors Distinguished Fellows for leadership, service, and contributions made to the PA profession.

International Practice

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.

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PAs Working Abroad Frequently Asked Questions

AAPA recognizes that some PAs have an interest in practicing abroad and has compiled this list of the most common questions posed to its staff about international practice.

Planning a Break From Clinical Practice

Thinking about taking time off? Here are some tips to make a clear reentry plan so you can resume practicing as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

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Guide: Planning a Break From Practice

Here are some considerations for PAs who wish to take a break from full-time clinical practice.