Become a PA: AAPA’s Pre-PA Workshop

Become a PA: AAPA’s Pre-PA Workshop

Saturday, May 18 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you plan on becoming a PA, this dynamic all-day event is for you – held during the world’s largest PA and PA student conference! Lunch provided.

We’ll cover:

  • The PA Profession. Trends, salary data, employment statistics, and projections.
  • The PA Program. What to expect as a PA student, application requirements, and tips for successful personal statements and interviews.
  • The People. Panel discussions and live Q&As with current PA students and educators.
  • The PA Path. A resource fair full of PA program staff and companies to support your path to PA school.

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Who Should Attend? Registration Options
Pre-PAs – anyone who is considering becoming a PA. Register for the full conference experience! Take advantage of everything that AAPA 2024 has to offer, including other education and networking opportunities.

Pre-PA members can purchase a day pass for $49. No discount code needed. Includes single day registration for Saturday, May 18. You can also attend Main Stage events and get networking opportunities at the Opening Reception.
PA Programs and other Pre-PA Products and Services: – PA programs and other organizations who would like to share your products and services with this audience. Interested in connecting with Pre-PAs? Grab a tabletop exhibit or sponsor the event.

Event Agenda

Event Address:
Marriot Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St.
Houston, TX 77010

Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. in the Marriot Marquis Houston in Texas Ballroom AC. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Morning Session

  • Resource Fair
  • Welcome
  • Overview: PA Profession and Education
  • PA Student Panel: What I Wish I Would Have Known
  • Breakout Session: Student Networking
  • Presentation: Financing Your PA Education
  • PA Program Panel: Finding the Right Fit
  • Resource Fair

Lunch will be provided for registered participants.

Afternoon Session

  • PA Program Panel: Your Best Foot Forward
  • Breakout Session: Group Mentorship

Event ends at 3 p.m.

After The Workshop

Don’t miss the Main Stage event from 3:30-5pm, the Opening Reception and the Expo from 5-7 p.m. Check the AAPA 2024 app for more information on sessions and events.


Special thanks to our generous sponsors!


Supporting Sponsors

  • ATSU logo

Tabletop Exhibitors

  • A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Des Moines University
  • Hawai’i Pacific University
  • Marshal B. Ketchum University
  • PA History Society
  • Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program
  • Touro University Nevada
  • Yale University Physician Associate Program