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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
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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
Accepted or currently
enrolled in a PA program? Congratulations! You are poised to join a profession
that is 108,000 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.
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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.
If you graduated from a PA program accredited by ARC-PA (or a predecessor agency) or passed the PANCE, 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 350 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
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in fellow membership.
Eligibility for the sustaining membership: A physician assistant who
is eligible for the fellow category but has taken a sabbatical or chosen not to
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, 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!
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Eligibility for physician membership: Licensed physicians who wish to
associate with AAPA.
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
Eligibility for affiliate membership:
Individuals from various health professions who desire to associate with AAPA. This includes pre-PA students, athletic trainers, and nurse practitioners.
Your employer can become an AAPA partner and benefit from group discounts!
AAPA Employer Partners and their PAs will:
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)
or contact Rick Christiansen, director, employer development, CHLM, for further information at
Eligibility for the Employer Partner Program: Practices must meet a minimum threshold to qualify for group discount.