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Negotiating Your Contract

Protect yourself personally, professionally, and financially – know how to negotiate a strong contract that works for you.

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Anatomy of a Contract

Use our interactive tool to familiarize yourself with a contract. We’ve outlined the key elements typically found in PA employment contracts and offered some advice on what to expect, ask for, and be wary of in each section.

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Checklist: Contract Assessment & Negotiation

Negotiate a contract that empowers you, fits your needs, and protects you. Start with this thorough checklist to assess an employer’s contract for how well it meets your needs — and to identify areas for negotiation.

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.