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PAs Advance the Profession at the Federal Level in 2019

From their efforts to authorize PAs to receive direct payment under Medicare to ordering and certifying the need for home health and diabetic shoes under Medicare, PAs advocated to advance the profession in 2019 and have more work ahead in 2020.

How a Helicopter Crew Chief and Bioterrorism Expert Ended Up a PA

Johnnie Gilpen, PA-C, had a long and varied career by the time he was accepted to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center PA program in 2017. His unique career path led him to where he is today: an emergency medicine PA and an involved leader.
The winners of the CHLM Employer of Excellence award

Learn About Best APP Models From These Employers

How do you recruit and retain the best PA talent at your workplace? Among those with excellent hiring potential are PA employers that have advanced practice provider (APP) structures formed to offer management and leadership opportunities for PAs and NPs.

CDC Outlines Recommendations for Providing Quality STD Clinical Services

As STD rates climb to unprecedented highs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report, Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Services, to highlight the services healthcare settings can offer to provide the highest-quality STD care.
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6 Tips for Clinical Rotations

Congratulations – you’ve made it through anatomy and pharmacology and you’re ready to start clinical rotations. We know it can be intimidating, so we asked AAPA’s Student Academy Board of Directors to share their tips for making it through clinical rotations.
PAs participating in the PA Day on the Hill at the Utah Supreme Court

Get Involved at the State Level to Impact PA Practice

A new year offers new opportunities to advocate for the PA profession and patients! AAPA’s state advocacy and outreach team responds to several questions about how to get involved at the state level.
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Locum Tenens Offers Work/Life Balance and a Fresh Start

PAs can turn to locum tenens as a full-time career alternative that allows them to take control of their own schedule, establish a better work/life balance, and enjoy a regular change of scenery.