Public Health Service Academy of PAs

The Public Health Service Academy of PAs (PHSAPA) renders services to the medical profession and the public, while advocating for the unique needs of their constituent PAs. The PHSAPA is the AAPA constituent organization for active duty and retired PAs of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Coast Guard and many civil service PAs employed within the federal government.

PAs Included in New Telemedicine Guidelines in Washington State

On Oct. 3, the Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission (MQAC) adopted guidelines for the appropriate use of telemedicine that include PAs. The new guidelines define “practitioner” to include PAs and physicians regulated by the state’s allopathic board and emphasize how the use of telemedicine increases access to healthcare.

Missouri Governor Signs Bills Recognizing Assistant Physicians

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law Senate Bills 716 and 754. These bills contain language calling on the Missouri Board of Healing Arts to license “assistant physicians,” who are medical school graduates who have not yet completed a residency. AAPA voiced its opposition to the assistant physician concept on its PAs Connect blog and in local and national media, and the American Medical Association (AMA) also responded to this concept.

A Day in the Life of a PA in Primary Care

I’ve been working in family medicine for two years now. Some things we do every day may seem routine, but there is nothing ordinary about how we care for our patients. Here is a recent day at my practice.

5 Tips for Getting Into PA School

The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. I first learned about the profession from a classmate while I was finishing my senior year in college as a biology major. A year later, I was enrolled in a program. Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.

A Day in the Life of a PA in Orthopaedic Surgery

I enjoy being a physician assistant because my work is challenging, yet very rewarding. I am able to practice medicine within a multidisciplinary team where I consult with my supervising physicians daily. Here’s what a recent day was like for me.

10 Tips for Your Clinical Year

If someone gives you a helping hand, it’s only fitting to pay it forward. Over the past year of clinicals, people have handed me nuggets of wisdom that I use every day. Here is a list of 10 tips for your clinical year.

Preceptors Can Earn CME Credit for Mentoring

Home Preceptors Can Earn CME Credit for Mentoring Oct. 2, 2013 Alexandria, VA – Physician assistant educational programs may now submit an annual application to receive eligibility to award Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) credit to their PA preceptors. With the number of accredited PA programs on the rise, access to clinical training sites […]

AAPA Member Appreciation Week Official Rules

The AAPA Member Appreciation Week 7 Days of Giveaways is open to legal residents of the U.S who are PAs or PA Students. AAPA membership is required. Entries not meeting all the requirements stated herein will be disqualified and ineligible. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.