About the American Academy of Physician Associates

AAPA is the national membership organization for all PAs. Founded in 1968, AAPA represents a profession of more than 168,000 PAs across all medical settings and specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and the uniformed services.

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What is a PA?

PAs (physician associates/physician assistants) are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated and trained healthcare professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness through patient-centered, team-based medical practice.

Media Guide For Reporting On PAs

This style guide is intended to answer frequently asked questions from reporters.

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Recent Press Releases

A chronological list of news and announcements released to the press from AAPA.

PAs Go Beyond

See how PAs go beyond for their patients and communities.

AAPA Board of Directors

The AAPA Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for AAPA’s strategic, administrative, and financial management.

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