Practice Tools

Find trusted tools to protect your career, enhance your clinical practice and tackle the business of medicine.

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Professional Tools

Before You Start Working

Use our checklist to be prepared to start practicing strong on day one.

Business Ownership and Independent Contracting

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

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.

Malpractice Insurance Basics

Learn the basics of malpractice insurance.

PA Reimbursement

Although you do not need to be an expert in PA coverage policies, you should have a general understanding of reimbursement issues.

PA Practice Resources

Explore resources and tools for PAs about PA practice, competencies, and compliance.

Shared Medical Appointments

Shared medical appointments (SMAs), also known as group visits, are a growing topic of discussion among providers looking for ways to increase access to care and improve efficiency.

Telemedicine

Make sure you’re prepared with our CME, policy news, expert advice, and latest news.

PA Portfolio

PA Portfolio is a secure, online sharing and storage tool for important education, licensing and certification, and career records.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a patient-focused, team-based model of healthcare delivery that provides comprehensive and collaborative care with a goal to achieve better outcomes at lower costs.

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!

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.

Building Collegial Connections

Relationships are the cornerstone of PA practice. PAs can promote positive connections with colleagues through trust, respect, communication, and clarity.

Clinical Tools

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Trust this evidence based physician-authored resource for reliable clinical answers.

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Access OvidMD a centralized online source for point-of-care and research support tools.

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Earn CME and improve patient care with the Canopy Medical Spanish courses and app.