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Student Membership

Just a one-time $75 payment keeps your membership active until you graduate! Student membership is for students currently enrolled in an ARC-PA accredited program.

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Student Study Tools

Maxwell Quick Medical Reference

Maxwell Quick Medical Reference

This guide puts clinical checklists and equations at your fingertips – and in your white coat pocket. AAPA mails this to every student member to welcome you to membership and to your clinical studies.

New! Online Learning Opportunities

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PA Like a Pro Webinar Series

Short, impactful digital learning opportunities geared towards PA students and early career PAs. Don’t miss important topics like financial planning and budgeting, job search strategies, and surviving rotations.

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PA School Survival Guides

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PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide

Take control of your finances during PA school with the PA Money Sense Interactive Budget Guide.

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Didactic Phase Survival Guide

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to PA school and you’re on your way to becoming a powerful PA. Here’s what you need to know to get a strong start – and succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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Clinical Phase Survival Guide

Your didactic year is behind you and you’re now ready to take on rotations and more! Here are our top resources and some expert advice to help you navigate your relationship with your preceptor, prepare for your first patient encounters, and pass your exams.

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Be Prepared For It All

PA school puts a lot on your plate. AAPA is here to help. Check out the resources, tools, and advice designed to support busy PA students – from your first day of PA school to graduation and beyond.

Thrive in Year One

Set up for success in the classroom with our Didactic Year Survival Guide! This exclusive guide features advice, recommended tools, discounts, and free resources to help you to thrive in your first year.

Organize With PA Portfolio

It’s never too early to store and organize your PA records! Tip: Start with your transcripts, vaccine history, procedure logs and reflection assignments.

Join the Conversation

Ask practicing PAs and fellow students for advice, find a PA mentor, and build a professional network in Huddle, AAPA’s members-only online community.

Get Involved

Be a PA student leader on the Student Academy Board or serve on the Assembly of Representatives. And don’t miss AAPA Conference!

Stay Informed

Keep up clinically with your free subscription to the Journal of AAPA, and get the latest on your profession with resources in Advocacy Central and News Central.

Download UpToDate

Need a quick way to build your medical knowledge? Get the clinical answers you need with UpToDate. Special student member discount!

Crush Your Clinical Year

Check out our Clinical Year Survival Guide and then explore Career Central for checklists and videos on rotation etiquette, job search, interviewing, and more.


Ace your PANCE with powerful tools and discounts. We’ve got what you need – whether you want online courses, adaptive Qbanks, practice exams, live events, or textbooks.

Start Out Strong

Career Central’s resources will help you kick-start your exciting PA career. Get exclusive tips and videos on interviewing, job search, contracts, a job board, and more.

Grab our New Grad Offer

A special gift for new grads — $150 off an AAPA fellow membership! Limited time offer, so grab this HALF OFF discount today.

Score Your Salary Report

The essential AAPA member benefit? The AAPA Salary Report. Negotiate your first contract with confidence, backed by the latest PA compensation data.

Impress Employers With PA Portfolio

This free tool securely stores all your PA education, licensing, and certification records. Share with potential employers from anywhere with just a few clicks.

Additional Discounts

Discounts on clinical tools, career resources, financial offers, insurance, and travel and lifestyle services.

Plan Your Career

Use AAPA’s Areas of Practice Guide to compare specialties, explore your career options, see compensation, and more.

Student Scholarships

Receive up to $2,500 toward your PA education with a scholarship from the PA Foundation. Scholarships recognize student members who are passionate about PA leadership and service.

Be Ready for EOR Exams

Bring your “A” game to the EOR Exams with AAPA End of Rotation Practice Exams featuring 800+ clinician-developed questions. Brought to you by AAPA and Hippo Education, the practice exams are FREE to AAPA student members!

AAPA is here to support you at every step – from didactic phase and clinical rotations to finding your first job and getting started as a PA-C.

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