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Resources for a Rewarding PA Career

To help practicing PAs to navigate patient relationships well, AAPA has developed ethical guidelines for the PA profession that offer a framework for your decision-making and confidentiality in the internet age.

“What is a PA?”

What is a PA (physician associate/physician assistant)? PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, and more.

Changing Specialties

Learn about the educational resources that are available to help you switch from one specialty to another.

Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program

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

Distinguished Fellow Program

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

International Practice

Practicing abroad is a great way to enhance your experience as a PA – both professionally and personally. But international practice requires more preparation than practicing in the U.S.

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PAs Working Abroad Frequently Asked Questions

AAPA recognizes that some PAs have an interest in practicing abroad and has compiled this list of the most common questions posed to its staff about international practice.

Planning a Break From Clinical Practice

Thinking about taking time off? Here are some tips to make a clear reentry plan so you can resume practicing as quickly and seamlessly as possible.