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Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits Package

This article covers ways of using the in-depth benefits data uniquely offered by AAPA to make the most of your contract negotiation.

What You Always Wanted to Know About EMPAs, But Were Afraid to Ask

In this article written for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) provides a brief history of emergency medicine PAs (EMPA), gives a primer on PA training and discusses EMPA onboarding and utilization.

Effective Career Navigation Starts With Self-Assessment

One of the great, unique attributes of the PA profession is its breadth of career possibilities across the spectrum of medical, and increasingly, nonclinical practice.

Handling Difficult Interview Questions

Interviews can be stressful, no doubt about it! I’ve found in my work with PA clients that preparation (especially for difficult questions) is an effective way to promote confidence and even turn anxiety into excitement about meeting with a prospective employer. Effective preparation involves careful assessment of your abilities as a clinician (and person) and how they correspond to the job, and also working out your replies to commonly asked difficult questions in advance.

PAs in Administration

For Sheri A. Shebairo, MBA, PA-C, getting to the bottom of an issue has been a driving force throughout her professional life. Her first career was as a television news reporter in New York, but she always knew she wanted to have a more personal impact on the lives of others.

Pros and Cons of Signing a PA Employment Contract

Is it always in a PA’s interest to have an employment contract? Are there some situations in which it is better to go without one?

Interview Preparation Advice and Exercises

As a career coach, I frequently help my PA clients prepare for interviews. In this article, I’d like to share some exercises that will help you be a more effective and confident interviewee.

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PA Career Coach

Jennifer Hohman has helped hundreds of PAs get their dream jobs. Put her expertise to work for you!

PArenthood

Getting through PA school is a challenge for anyone, and particularly for parents of young children.

Assessing an Offer: Key Questions to Consider

Congratulations—you’ve been offered the job! Now you need to assess the offer and build a negotiation strategy.

Outside the Clinic

Do you ever wonder about the options for nonclinical employment open to you as a PA? There are many available.

Lifehacks for PAs

In today’s fast-moving, constantly connected, 24/7 world, maintaining a healthy balance among work, family, and taking care of ourselves can be a challenge. The first step in achieving this balance is to be mindful and deliberate about it.

Competencies for the Physician Associate Profession

Professional competencies for physician assistants include the effective and appropriate application of medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

PA Employer Q&A with Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny Health Network champions PAs.

Making the Case for Improving PA Utilization and Retention

Senior executive for the largest hospital system in Texas expounds on PA hiring, utilization and retention.