American Academy of Physician Assistants

About PA Practice

Learn how to collaborate with your physician, how hospital practice works and how you can apply basic ethical principles in your practice.

Team practice

These resources help you and your physician work together as a high-functioning team. You'll find examples of effective teams in a wide range of medical specialties.

Get team resources. 

Hospital practice

Learn how PAs are credentialed and privileged to practice in hospitals, supervision requirements for hospital practice and more.

Get the basics on PA hospital practice.  


Our ethical guidelines manual, written by PAs, for PAs, describes the profession's fundamental principles and how you can apply them in your professional life.

Read the ethical guidelines manual.