Event Calendar

Mark your calendar! Stay up-to-date on upcoming student events and activities.

  1. Request a presentation given by AAPA Membership staff. (3 months before class starts)
  2. Check that you’ve received your AAPA orientation brochure and share it with students.
  3. Return your Faculty Roster, Enrollment Roster and last year’s Graduation Roster — if you haven’t already. (2 weeks after program starts)
  4. Begin PA Week preparations! (late August)
  5. Student Challenge Bowl registration. (February 1, 2018)
  6. Leadership and Advocacy Summit (March 8-10, 2018)
  7. AAPA Conference—New Orleans (May 19-23, 2018)
Classroom Resources

Whether you need a PA profession fact sheet for your next open house or access to curriculum resources, we’ve got you covered!

  • NEW! Presentations ready for use in the classroom
    AAPA: Supporting PAs at Every Step
    Power of PA Profession
    Research and PA Profession Advocacy
  • Huddle—AAPA’s new members-only online community for sharing ideas and resources. Plus, search the member directory and send private messages to other Huddle members.
  • Fact Sheets Get the (PA) facts right!
  • America Needs PAs An informational brochure for patients that explains the PA profession, education and more.
  • PA Profession Infographic A snapshot of the PA profession and how PAs practice medicine.
  • AAPA Issue Briefs Issue briefs cover a wide range of topics important to PAs and PA practice.
  • FREE Classroom Resources from Wolters Kluwer
    AAPA student members will receive. FREE, perpetual access to one of the following accessible via Vitalsource:
    – Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Integrated Systems
    – Marks’ Essentials of Medical Biochemistry
    – Step-Up to Emergency Medicine
    – Blueprints Medicine
PA Career Tools

Help your students land their first job! AAPA provides students with exclusive resources to transition from student to practicing PA.


  • Career Companion
    Your PA students can use this step-by-step guide to navigate their job search, certification, reimbursement and more.
  • AAPA Salary Report
    Get the latest information on PA compensation by region, specialty, employer type, and setting – all broken out by years of experience.
  • PA JobSource
    Search thousands of PA positions in all locations, setting and specialties in this online job board.
  • Career Coach
    Save up to 25% on personalized career transition and contract support.
  • AAPA and the American Medical Association Credentialing Service
    Help graduates avoid the frustration and hardship from delayed hospital credentials and privileges.Submit your graduation data to AAPA and expedite the AMA credentialing process.
  • Contacts and Contracts
    Find tips on interviewing, contracts, insurance and more – for both new and experienced PAs.
Get Involved

By taking advantage of and participating in AAPA member events and activities, students can advance their career and their profession.


  • PA Week
    An annual week-long celebration by and for PAs.
  • AAPA Conference
    Filled with educational, professional and social events and opportunities, AAPA Conference is the largest PA conference.
  • AAPA Conference Special Event: The Challenge Bowl
    An annual clinical knowledge student team competition, coordinated by the Student Academy of AAPA.
  • Student Societies
    Groups of at least four PA students who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest. Each PA program can register a student society with the Student Academy.
Enroll Your Students
Give your students a leg up in their PA studies and career! Encourage them to become AAPA members.
  • Savvy PA program directors and administrators are building AAPA membership dues right into their tuition and materials fees.
  • Share with students the value of AAPA membership and how you have personally participated in AAPA leadership, events or activities throughout their career.
  • Invite AAPA to visit your classroom virtually or in person.

What PA Educators Are Saying

“My program requires and pays for AAPA membership for our students because I think it is important. AAPA helps provide information about the profession, legislation and how changes are and can be made. AAPA also offers many resources from the job bank to CME to the Salary Report information. Our students and faculty love UpToDate as a resource for classes and out on rotations.”

–Michelle Heinan, PA-C, program director, Concordia University, Mequon, Wis.

“I encourage AAPA membership to all of my students because it’s critical for the future of our profession to have students and new graduates engaged now. AAPA connects them to [their] new profession, instills the value of lifelong learning and provides leadership skills to the next generation of PAs.”

–John G. McGinnity, PA-C, AAPA president and program director, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

Ready to sign your students up for AAPA membership? Submit your enrollment roster and contact the PA Program support team at rosters@aapa.org for an invoice.

Join Now

Program directors and faculty! Thank you for all that you do to inspire the next generation of PAs. With more than 50 programs with 100% membership participation, AAPA is here to help your students take advantage of all the opportunities available to them as they step into their new profession. Sign up your full class today!