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Surgery

Surgery is one of the most popular PA specialties – approximately a quarter of the U.S. PA workforce practices in surgery! In addition, more and more PAs are entering the surgical field, helping to ease provider shortages and representing a larger trend towards team-based care in the operating room.

Cover Letter Guide

Home Career Central Career Resources Cover Letter Guide A well-written cover letter is an effective way to introduce yourself and your work to prospective employers and spark their interest. Cover […]

Resume and CV Guide

Use our guides to determine whether you need a resume, a CV, or both. Whichever you choose, these essential career documents should be straightforward and specific, convey your achievements to potential employers, and show how you fit the role and experience they are seeking in a PA.

Dermatology

Are you interested in practicing in a busy specialty with predictable hours that also offers a nice work-life balance? Dermatology offers PAs the opportunity to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of skin-related health conditions, both medically and surgically.

Maintaining Professional Records Checklist

Although every PA’s path to clinical practice is unique, practicing PAs (and PA students) are responsible for collecting and retaining a standard set of documents as they progress in their careers. We’ve compiled these documents into the handy checklist below so you can make sure you have the professional records you need.

Contract Assessment and Negotiation Checklist

It’s important to negotiate a contract that empowers you, fits your needs, and protects you. The checklist can help you assess an employer’s contract and identify areas for negotiation.

Pre-Graduation Checklist

If you are a PA student who is nearing graduation, you have a lot to think about as you prepare to launch your PA career. Stay on top of all the major milestones and deadlines you have ahead of you with the following checklist.

New Graduate Checklist

Congratulations, Graduate! You are almost at the finish line. There are just a few more things to accomplish before you become a practicing PA. Stay on top of all the final milestones and deadlines with the following checklist.

Mental Health and Psychiatry

Mental health disorders, as well as the physical health complications associated with them are on the rise – and are expected to continue to grow even more over the next twenty years. PAs can play a unique role in combatting the mental health crisis that affects communities across the United States.

PA Investment Opportunities

You may be familiar with terms like 401K, Roth IRA, employer match, and Health Savings Account, but are you confident you know how to leverage these savings opportunities effectively? In this article, PA 4 Finance Founder, Andrew Baker, shares his advice on kick-starting your savings and calculating your personal risk tolerance.

Ethical Guidelines for the PA Profession

AAPA has developed ethical guidelines for the PA profession that offer a framework for your decision-making.

Personal Finance for PAs

No matter where you are in your PA career, it’s beneficial to have a basic knowledge of saving, debt management, and use of credit. Gain insight, strategies, and tools to meet your financial goals with the help of these AAPA and partner resources.

How to Find PA Shadowing in the Era of COVID-19

Shadowing hours can strengthen your PA School application and show the admission committee you understand the unique role PAs play in healthcare. Here are three ways you can secure shadowing hours.

Practice Partnership and Ownership

Owning a practice or other healthcare business is complex and can present special challenges for PAs. The following information can help you decide whether practice partnership or ownership is right for you.

Independent Contracting

There are a few key factors to consider when thinking about independent contracting. Read more for tips and considerations for independent contracting.