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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.

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Orthopaedic Surgery Patient Services Fact Sheet

A list of the most commonly performed orthopaedic surgery patient services, based on data from the AAPA PA Practice Survey.

Urgent Care Patient Services Fact Sheet

A list of the most commonly performed urgent care patient services, based on data from the AAPA PA Practice Survey.

Family Medicine Patient Services Fact Sheet

A list of the most commonly performed family medicine patient services, based on data from the AAPA PA Practice Survey.

Emergency Medicine Patient Services Fact Sheet

A list of the most commonly performed emergency medicine patient services, based on data from the AAPA Salary Report.

PA Scope of Practice

PAs are proven and integral members of the U.S. healthcare system. But what exactly do PAs do? And who decides? The boundaries of each PA’s scope of practice are determined by these parameters: education and experience; state law; policies of employers and facilities, and the needs of the patients.

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PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide

Take control of your student loans before PA school graduation with the PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide. Available free to AAPA members!

Burnout Can Occur Early Among PAs and PA Students

Although one might think that burnout only occurs in seasoned PA providers, even students can experience burnout. There is hope for the student and early career PA. A national trend toward addressing the mental health of our medical providers includes new assessments and onboarding.

Conquering Imposter Phenomenon

More than a third of PAs suffer from imposter syndrome, and even higher numbers of PA students and early career professionals are affected. View this FREE webinar on the problem with imposter syndrome, it’s impact on PA mental health and burnout, and ways to combat it.