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Malpractice Insurance Basics

Learn the basics of malpractice insurance.

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Employing a PA

PAs are crucial in primary care. Find out why you should hire one for your team.

Reimbursement

Read the latest news and resources on reimbursement, compiled by the AAPA advocacy team.

How Mindfulness Can Prevent Burnout

How to set boundaries and be mindful in order to avoid burnout.

UpToDate

Trust this evidence-based physician-authored resource for reliable clinical answers. AAPA and UpToDate® have partnered to provide PA and PA student members a special offer on an UpToDate subscription.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a patient-focused, team-based model of healthcare delivery that provides comprehensive and collaborative care with a goal to achieve better outcomes at lower costs.

Shared Medical Appointments

Tell any provider they need to see 12 patients in one hour, and the reaction will likely be a cringe, a shudder or even a chuckle. Most providers already operate […]

Distinguished Fellow Program

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

Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program

AAPA recognizes the hard work of preceptors through its Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program.

Canopy Medical Spanish

Earn CME and improve patient care with the Canopy Medical Spanish courses and app.

Become a PA

A PA (physician associate/physician assistant) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. Learn how to acquire the experience you need for PA school and how to get and maintain your certification.

Effective and Career Healthy Contract Negotiation

Advice on how to negotiate a contract.

How to Mitigate Negative Job References

Even the most successful PA career hits the occasional snag that can make transitioning to a new position challenging. Aside from potential contract disputes, a frequent trouble spot is obtaining a positive reference from a former employer with whom there was a conflict. Find out how you can deal with negative job references.

Cultivate Your Network: Employment References

Creating your references list is an essential part of the job search that can also help you cultivate your professional network and prepare you for inter-views.

A Day in the Life of a PA in Primary Care

I’ve been working in family medicine for two years now. Some things we do every day may seem routine, but there is nothing ordinary about how we care for our patients. Here is a recent day at my practice.