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Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act Passes House E&W Committee

The Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act (H.R. 618) has cleared the House Committee on Education & the Workforce, with language authorizing PAs to provide treatment and oversee care for federal workers injured on the job.  

AAPA: SCOTUS Mifepristone Ruling Protects PAs’ Prescribing Rights

The American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), released the following statement, on the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision to overturn a Fifth Circuit ruling that placed restrictions on mifepristone, including stripping away PA prescribing rights. 

AAPA Announces 46 New Distinguished Fellows

This year, AAPA is pleased to welcome 46 PAs to join the ranks of the Distinguished Fellow (DFAAPA) Program. As the association’s most dedicated members, Distinguished Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and the communities they serve. The 2024 Distinguished Fellows go beyond for their patients, their communities, and the profession as a whole.

Top 10 Highest Paying Specialties in the PA Profession in 2023

The PA profession includes clinicians who work in over 60 specialties, ranging from family medicine and urgent care to transplant surgery and dermatology. In 2023, cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery was the highest-paying PA specialty.

Inspired by the Outdoors? Check Out Wilderness Medicine

David Braun, PA-C, and Angela Widler, PA-C, share a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors. They co-founded the PAs in Wilderness Medicine special interest group to raise awareness of the specialty and the many wilderness medicine opportunities available to PAs and PA students.

AAPA Board of Directors General Election Results Are In!

Following a two-week voting period, AAPA members elected four PAs to help lead the profession into the future. Members selected a new president-elect, secretary-treasurer, and filled two director-at-large positions for the coming leadership term, which begins on July 1, 2024.

AAPA Student Academy Board of Directors 2024 Election Results Are In!

The Student Academy represents the voice of PA students across the country. During the 2024 election cycle, 10 open Student Academy Board positions were filled. Meet the PA students elected to lead the 2024-2025 Student Academy.

After Battling Brain Cancer, PA Student Melanie Shojinaga On TikTok, Her Career Goals, and Her Advice for PAs

Melanie Shojinaga was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer after her first quarter in Stanford University’s PA program. After eight months of treatment, she talks about why she chose to share her journey with humor on TikTok, how her goals as a student and a future PA have changed, and her advice for other PAs that she gained from her patient experience.

PA Licensure Compact Update: Minnesota and Tennessee Become the 11th and 12th States to Pass PA Licensure Compact

Minnesota and Tennessee became the 11th and 12th states to adopt the PA Licensure Compact model legislation following signatures from both states’ governors.