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Leadership & Management Training Courses

These 1-hour online courses focus on topics such as billing and reimbursement, compliance, leadership styles, metrics, and advocacy.

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A Day in the Life of PA Faculty and Clinician

Nicole S. Cournoyer, PA-C, faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University, started her career in a community-based oncology office. Teaching patients and family members about disease processes, medications and interventions led to lecturing then teaching full-time at her alma mater.

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4 Non-Salary Negotiations PAs Need to Consider

For most professionals, the words “negotiate” and “salary” often go hand-in-hand. But when employers can’t increase your salary offer, you may find them willing to increase or improve other areas of the benefits package to entice you to work for them.

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You’ve Been Hacked! Lessons Learned from a Cyber Breach

A small Texas practice’s electronic health records were hacked and held for ransom. For days, while pen and paper kept the practice going, a PA wondered whether she’d face a financial hit from the cyber breach.

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Day in the Life of a Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgical PA Fellow

Pediatric Surgery Community Fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital, Devon Gersh, PA-C, describes a day in her life during the rigorous 12-month program at Texas Children’s community hospital in The Woodlands. Fellows get the opportunity to rotate through multiple subspecialties of surgery.

PA Application Secrets: Your PA Application

In this one-hour webinar, learn what it takes to get into PA school and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant.

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What PA Practice Looks Like in Neuro-Oncology

Young-Bin Song, MCHS, PA-C, describes his practice at a multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology/radiation oncology brain tumor clinic at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Communicating with the patient population, he relates, requires preparation, practice, and patience.

A Career in Orthopaedics: Why I Love the Specialty

Almas Abbas, PA-C, grew up playing sports – and getting injured. Her on-field experiences inspired an early interest in how the body works and how best to treat herself, and eventually led to a career as a PA in orthopaedics.

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Video: Educating Employers About PAs

Be ready to educate your current and future employers about working with PAs using these talking points.

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Video: Finding Your New PA Job

From your first position to your next career move, be prepared for the job search with these tips and tools in AAPA’s Career Central.

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Country Living: Working as a PA in Rural Healthcare

Things are different in the country, and healthcare is no exception. PAs who leave the big city to work in the country are in for a unique and rewarding experience. Here’s what a few PAs had to say about working in a rural setting.

Rocking Your Personal Statement

In this one-hour webinar, learn what it takes to get into PA school and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant.

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Feeling Unfulfilled? You Might Need a New Job

Changing jobs is one of the most impactful ways of creating positive change in your PA career. Is it time for you to move on from a position that is no longer inspiring, sustainable, or financially rewarding?

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8 Networking Tips for PAs

No matter your career stage, networking plays a vital role in landing the position that’s right for you. Join AAPA to access a network that’s 60,000 PAs strong and use these eight tips to help you polish your networking skills.

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Locum Tenens Offers Work/Life Balance and a Fresh Start

PAs can turn to locum tenens as a full-time career alternative that allows them to take control of their own schedule, establish a better work/life balance, and enjoy a regular change of scenery.