Start with tips on surviving rotations, your first job search, interviewing, and more. Check out exclusive resources on topics like contract negotiations, career transitions, state laws, and reimbursement. From checklists to guides and videos, it’s all designed to help you succeed.
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Career Experts Offer PAs Advice on Contract Negotiation
Three career experts offer their advice on AAPA member-submitted contract negotiation questions.
Surviving Your Didactic Phase
Most PAs recall their PA education as being the most rigorous and challenging of their academic careers. The hard work will be worth it as you learn how to become an outstanding clinician.
Surviving Your Clinical Phase
During Clinical Rotations you will put your theoretical medical knowledge to the test in real-world clinical settings. Under the supervision of a preceptor, you will be placed on health teams in several different medical settings and specialties.
5 Tips for PA School’s Didactic Phase
The didactic phase is the first exposure many future PAs have to the rigors, challenges, and rewards of their chosen career.
Boundaries and Professional Wellbeing
PAs need to create professional boundaries as part of a healthy career.
AAPA is working to solve the PA pay gap by making sure that every PA has the tools they need to effectively negotiate their pay and benefits. The articles, resources, and tips on this page are the first step you can take with us to make this happen!
PA Executive: Javier Esquivel-Acosta
Physicians have traditionally filled the roles of medical directors. However, with the right background and determination, many PAs have shown they, too, have what it takes to be successful in those positions. One prime example is PA Javier Esquivel-Acosta, who for several years served as associate medical director at the Foothill Community Health Center (FCHC) in San Jose, Calif. The center oversees a number of local health clinics throughout the area.