One of AAPA’s most important responsibilities is to support research and collect and analyze data to track growth and change in the PA profession. The data are collected from various surveys and other instruments and are maintained by AAPA’s Research Department. Below you will find links to many valuable resources derived from AAPA data, as well as bibliographies of external research.
AAPA and PAEA have teamed up to show their renewed commitment to PA research with the inauguration of the PAEA-AAPA Research Fellowship.
Last published in late 2014, the PA Annotated Bibliography includes AAPA-reviewed literature about PAs and the PA profession.
Learn how to get involved with AAPA’s research and product development initiatives.
AAPA’s research goes back as far as the 1990s.
PA Research Team Initiative (PARTI) members take short surveys and participate in meetings, conference calls, task teams and other activities as needed.
AAPA’s research department has a wealth of research leadership, analytical capacity, literature and data about PAs and PA students as well as pertinent health workforce issues.