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Salary Report 2023

Get the pay and benefits you deserve with the 2023 AAPA Salary Report. Negotiate your salary with this resource, free to fellow, student & retired members.

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PAs in Dermatology Offer Advice for Breaking into the Competitive Specialty

In Huddle’s latest Ask Me session, PAs in dermatology Amber Blair, MMS, PA-C, and Kristin Rygg, MPAS, PA-C, fielded questions from students and practicing PAs looking to enter the dermatology specialty.

Back to the Basics: Why Mentorship Matters and Strategies on How to Create and Maintain a Successful Mentor/Mentee Partnership

Are you interested in a certain specialty, or in the PA profession, and finding it difficult to connect with PAs? Unsure of how to approach a colleague or professor about partnering on an idea or project? In this webinar, guest speaker Jacquetta Woods Melvin, MPH, PA-C shares strategies for navigating your professional growth with a mentor.

Effective Patient Communication: Background, Benefits + Best Practices

This article is an overview of effective patient communication, from background to benefits to strategies and pitfalls that the clinician should know.

Pennsylvania PA has a Passion for Correctional Medicine

LCDR Stephanie Hoover, PA-C, MPAS, has made her career in her hometown of Loretto, Pennsylvania, where she attended a PA program, landed her first Federal Bureau of Prisons job, and currently serves as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at a Federal Correctional Institution.

Payer Reimbursement Policies for PAs

Explanation of third-party reimbursement for PAs.

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A Day in the Life of a PA in Genetics

As a PA practicing in medical genetics, Wesley Patterson, PhD(c), MSPA, PA-C, evaluates and treats patients with suspected or known genetic disorders. His current dissertation work focuses on genetics and genomic education for PAs, mirroring his passion to advocate for the importance of further incorporating genetics into the PA profession.

An In-Depth Guide to PA Recruiting

Learn about the remarkable contributions that PAs make every day and gain insights into how you can recruit highly qualified PAs for your open positions. Read interviews from expert sources on what matters in PA recruitment.

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A Day in the Life of a PA in Dermatology

Sara M. Wilchowski, MS, PA-C, never has a typical day practicing in dermatology. She enjoys the variety of her specialty, from conducting full-body cancer exams to navigating tough conversations with patients and their families in order to communicate treatment options.

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.

Contract and Salary Negotiations

: You’ve landed your first PA job – now it’s time get the salary and perks you want! PA educator James R. Kilgore, DMSc, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, shares tips and tricks for negotiating the terms of your contract.

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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!

“How I Paid Off $150K in Less Than 5 Years”: Extreme Budgeting for PA Students and New Grads

Learn how one savvy PA managed to pay off her loans in just five years. Sam Ngo, PA-C shares tips for how to live frugally, pay down debt, and achieve financial independence.

Skills and Strategies for Media Interviews

The media is an important way to reach the public and policymakers so they better understand who PAs are, what you do, and how they can support your work. This video covers the simple skills and strategies PAs can use when participating in media interviews.

On-the-job Stimulation and Work-life Balance Draw PAs to Nephrology

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) presents both a significant challenge for patients and an enormous opportunity for providers. Many PAs in other specialties play a role in treating their patients who have CKD. Practicing in nephrology gives clinicians a solid foundation in medicine.