Congress Moves to Improve Pay for PAs in the VA

August 3, 2017 – The American Academy of PAs applauds Congress for passage of legislation that will implement competitive pay for PAs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the single largest employer of PAs in the U.S. The VA Choice and Quality Employment Act now moves forward to the President’s desk for signature.

PA at Maccabiah Games in Israel

Every day of the three weeks he spent at the Maccabiah, including for practices prior to the competition getting underway, Brodkin, a PA in emergency medicine, held morning and evening clinic hours at the hotel housing most of the United States’ junior-division athletes.

Career Flexibility within the PA Profession

PAs are one of the most versatile healthcare providers. Hooker, Cawley and Leinweber (2010) examined four decades of data from AAPA and found that 49 percent of PAs reported two specialties at different points in their career.

Mittman Enhances PA Profession Through Leadership and Advocacy

Mittman has been a true trailblazer, creating opportunities for PAs to practice in the Air Force Reserves, to practice in the state of New Jersey, to join the New York State Society of PAs (NYSSPA), and to advocate for greater PA-NP collaboration, among other things.

American Academy of PAs Welcomes L. Gail Curtis as President and Chair

July 20, 2017 – L. Gail Curtis, MPAS, PA-C, assumed leadership of the American Academy of PAs on July 1.  As president and chair of the Board of Directors, Curtis will lead the national professional organization which represents the interests of more than 115,500 PAs in the United States.

PAs for Puerto Rico and AAPA Meet with Puerto Rico’s New Congresswoman

Representatives from PAs for Puerto Rico and AAPA’s Advocacy team recently met with the office of Puerto Rico’s new Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (designated as Resident Commissioner). They discussed Puerto Rico’s healthcare crisis and why authorizing PAs to practice on the island is part of the solution.

AAPA Board Takes Action on Recertification Issues

Decisions were made after a deliberative process that included a comprehensive review of the complex and time-intensive requirements to stand up a new organization, extensive feedback from members, and rigorous financial analysis.