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    Interested in joining the PA profession? You've made a smart choice! Join AAPA as an affiliate member and learn how this growing healthcare field offers more employment opportunities than ever before! Show PA programs you're serious about becoming a part of the profession by joining the largest organization in the U.S. that represents PAs.

    See what's included in Affiliate membership.

    Eligibility for Affiliate membership: Individuals from various health professions who desire to associate with the Academy. This includes pre-PA students, athletic trainers, and nurse practitioners.

    Accepted or currently enrolled in a PA program? Congratulations! You are poised to join a profession that is 93,000 skilled healthcare providers strong and growing! AAPA provides you with the tools and information needed to help you excel in PA school and successfully transition to practice.  Student members have access to professional development resources, Huddle—AAPA’s members-only online community, career tools and many opportunities to get involved at the program, state, or national level.

    See what's included in Student membership.

    Eligibility for Student membership: A student currently enrolled in an ARC-PA accredited PA program. Students within 90 days of their graduation date do not qualify for a student membership.

     

    As a practicing, licensed PA, you qualify for Fellow membership! This is our premier membership category and gives you full access to all benefits and products-from voting privileges in the House of Delegates to a variety of clinical tools, resources and publications. Fellow membership provides you with more than 400 CME activities through Learning Central, as well as industry and clinical news, so you can better focus on your patients. You also have access to comprehensive, nationwide salary information, contract negotiation guides, Huddle—AAPA’s members-only online community, ACA briefs and much more. 

    See what's included in Fellow membership and other AAPA membership categories.

    Eligibility for the Sustaining membership: A physician assistant who is eligible for the Fellow category but has taken a sabbatical or chosen not to practice temporarily.

    Eligibility for Retired membership: A PA who is a former Fellow member, has chosen to retire from practice, and opts to be classified as a retired member. To qualify you must have graduated 15 or more years ago and maintained 12 or more years of Fellow membership. Retired members do not have voting privileges.

    Would you like to learn more about the PA profession and stay abreast of the constantly evolving healthcare team dynamic? Access key information about hiring a PA, current PA salary information and consultation with our experts about any practice barriers your PA may be encountering, as well as useful documents on reimbursement, sample practice agreements and credentialing. Basically everything you need to run a successful practice that includes PAs!

    See what's included in AAPA's Physician and Associate membership categories.

    Eligibility for Physician membership: Licensed physicians who wish to associate with the Academy.

    Eligibility for Associate membership: Representatives of businesses that sell products or services to PAs or individuals employed by government agencies who do not qualify for any other membership category. 

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    Your employer can become an AAPA partner and benefit from group discounts!

    AAPA Employer Partners and their PAs will:

    • Save money through fellow membership and AAPA event discounts
    • Enjoy discounted AAPA CME accreditation for your organization
    • Ensure access to AAPA publications that keep PAs and their teams on the cutting edge of medicine
    • Reduce administrative paperwork thanks to a single annual membership invoice for all PAs in your organization
    • Access customizable benefits packages to meet your practice's needs

    As an AAPA partner, all PAs in your practice still gain all the benefits of AAPA fellow membership, plus employers save money! Learn more about group discounts for employers on the AAPA Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) website or contact Rick Christiansen, director, employer development, CHLM, for further information at rchristiansen@aapa.org or 571-319-4428.

    Eligibility for the Employer Partner Program: Practices must meet a minimum threshold to qualify for group discount.

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