Career Resources

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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.

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Guide: Planning a Break From Practice

Here are some considerations for PAs who wish to take a break from full-time clinical practice.

Resigning From Employment

Moving on from your current job? We’ve got the guidance – and the checklist – you need on how to transition gracefully, along with tips on what to handle before your final day.

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Checklist: Leaving a Job

You will no doubt move through a series of positions in your PA career. Here’s how to make a job transition gracefully with professional bridges intact.

Returning to Practice

Prepare for a return to practice after a break with information on licensure and related reentry requirements. 

Business Ownership and Independent Contracting

Decide whether ownership or working for yourself is right for you.

PCMH Practice Recognition

There are four main national organizations that accredit or recognize practices as patient-centered medical homes.