Bibliography and Resources

New Research from AAPA

Did you know that the responses you provide to surveys is shared via research publications, News Central articles, and extended data briefs? Read the most recent here:

Salary Reports

The 2019 AAPA Salary Report is now available! No other PA salary resource provides this level of detail about compensation, including base salary, hourly wages, productivity pay, and bonuses. This year’s national summary reports profession-wide compensation data, including PAs who are salaried, those who receive an hourly wage, and PAs who are compensated based on productivity.

FREE to AAPA fellow, student, and retired members.*

Prior years’ reports can be found in the AAPA Shop. under Other Publications and Previous Additions.

AAPA Data Briefs

AAPA Research on News Central

AAPA Research Publications




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Research Support and Consulting

Vital Statistics Consulting is a healthcare research and education company that builds research capacity among PAs in academia and clinical practice. We offer PA faculty, practitioners, and administrators customized research solutions, which include:

  • Clinically focused research training modules and on-site seminars/workshops
  • IRB and intra/extramural grant preparation
  • Study design, statistical analysis, and interpretation
  • Medical writing
  • Research curriculum design and support for PA Program Directors
  • Clinically applicable CMEs on research-related topics

ScienceDocs Inc. is a scientific and medical research support provider. We provide statistical consultation, grant proposal writing (foundations, private grants, academic and SBIR), journal article editing, CV/resume editing/writing and other services.  While the focus of these services is primarily on members who are involved in clinical research, ScienceDocs provides assistance to anyone engaged in medical communications of any kind. ScienceDocs, Inc. has agreed to provide AAPA members with a perpetual 20 percent discount off of all of their comprehensive research support services.


AAPA preserves the past Census Reports and National Survey Report. Our archives go as far back as the 1990s.

Selected Annotated Bibliography of the Physician Assistant Profession, 1993

Addendum to the selected annotated bibliography of the physician assistant profession, 1993−1999