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      Get the pay and benefits you deserve with the 2016 AAPA Salary Report – free to members! Join or renew your membership today.Get Report
    • Invest in the next generation of PAs!

      Invest in the next generation of PAs!

      Enroll your PA program as an AAPA member and gain access to education, career and other resources for their future.Join today!
    • A step up to success!

      A step up to success!

      Help students survive and thrive during their clinical and didactic year. Learn more about medical education resources for AAPA members.Learn More
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      Set them on the right track!

      Get students the resources they need to take their career to the next level! Learn more about AAPA member career resources for PA programs.Learn More

  • Program directors and faculty! Thank you for all that you do to inspire the next generation of PAs. With more than 50 programs with 100% membership participation, AAPA is here to help your students take advantage of all the opportunities available to them as they step into their new profession. Sign up your full class today!

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    • Enroll Your Students

    Mark your calendar! Stay up-to-date on upcoming student events and activities.

    1. Request a presentation given by AAPA Membership staff. (3 months before class starts)
    2. Check that you’ve received your AAPA orientation brochure and share it with students.
    3. Return your Faculty Roster, Enrollment Roster and last year’s Graduation Roster — if you haven’t already. (2 weeks after program starts)
    4. Begin PA Week preparations! (late August)
    5. Student Challenge Bowl registration. (February 1, 2016)
    6. Leadership and Advocacy Summit (Date TK)
    7. AAPA Conference—San Antonio (May 14-18, 2016)

    Whether you need a PA profession fact sheet for your next open house or access to curriculum resources, we’ve got you covered!

    • NEW! Huddle—AAPA’s new members-only online community for sharing ideas and resources. Plus, search the member directory and send private messages to other Huddle members.
    • Fact Sheets
      Get the (PA) facts right!
    • America Needs PAs
      An informational brochure for patients that explains the PA profession, education and more.
    • PA Profession Infographic
      A snapshot of the PA profession and how PAs practice medicine.
    • AAPA Issue Briefs
      Issue briefs cover a wide range of topics important to PAs and PA practice.
    • FREE Classroom Resources from Wolters Kluwer
      90-day access (standard is 30 days) to any one of these Lippincott online resources:
      LWW Health Library for PA Core Education and PA Rotation/Specialties
      5 Minute Clinical Consult
      Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
      Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

    Help your students land their first job! AAPA provides students with exclusive resources to transition from student to practicing PA.


    By taking advantage of and participating in AAPA member events and activities, students can advance their career and their profession.


    • PA Week
      An annual week-long celebration by and for PAs. 
    • AAPA Conference
      Filled with educational, professional and social events and opportunities, AAPA Conference is the largest PA conference.
    • AAPA Conference Special Event: The Challenge Bowl
      An annual clinical knowledge student team competition, coordinated by the Student Academy of AAPA. 
    • Student Societies
      Groups of at least four PA students who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest. Each PA program can register a student society with the Student Academy.   
    Give your students a leg up in their PA studies and career! Encourage them to become AAPA members. 
    • Savvy PA program directors and administrators are building AAPA membership dues right into their tuition and materials fees.
    • Share with students the value of AAPA membership and how you have personally participated in AAPA leadership, events or activities throughout their career.
    • Invite AAPA to visit your classroom virtually or in person.


    What PA Educators Are Saying 

    “My program requires and pays for AAPA membership for our students because I think it is important. AAPA helps provide information about the profession, legislation and how changes are and can be made. AAPA also offers many resources from the job bank to CME to the Salary Report information. Our students and faculty love UpToDate as a resource for classes and out on rotations.”

    --Michelle Heinan, PA-C, program director, Concordia University, Mequon, Wis.

    “I encourage AAPA membership to all of my students because it’s critical for the future of our profession to have students and new graduates engaged now. AAPA connects them to [their] new profession, instills the value of lifelong learning and provides leadership skills to the next generation of PAs.”

    --John G. McGinnity, PA-C, AAPA president and program director, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

    Ready to sign your students up for AAPA membership? Submit your enrollment roster and contact the PA Program support team at PAPrograms@aapa.org for an invoice.  


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