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PA Observations

PA Observations is a new service that pairs students, researcher, and organizations with PAs who want to share their experiences. In exchange for completing short surveys, you may receive a small thank you gift. All surveys are optional and you may take as many or as few as you wish.You will not receive more than 1 sponsored survey a month, unless you are part of a niche professional group such as pathology. Opportunities may include but are not limited to reviewing informational materials and providing feedback to organizations, answering questions about types of services rendered, or use of certain classes of medications.

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AAPA 2020 Call for Submissions Is CLOSED

We are no longer accepting research submissions for AAPA 2020. 

AAPA will not consider submissions for ePosters or Research in Action with industry or medical education company involvement or sponsorship. Authors may have relationships to industry (which must be disclosed), but the submission as well as any ePosters and presentations themselves must be independent of those relationships: written by the author without industry or medical education company planning, oversight, editing, review, financial support, or approval. Submissions with industry involvement may be considered for ePoster presentation at separate sponsored ePoster stations. Authors interested in this option should contact the AAPA Business Development team for more information.

AAPA 2019 ePosters

If you are interested in viewing the AAPA 2019 ePosters, you may find them online. Please note that you will have to create a username and password to view the content.

Student Poster Awards

The JAAPA Student Poster Award, furnished by Wolters Kluwer, is awarded to the top three student posters at AAPA 2019. Each set of authors earns $500. Congratulations to

Mariah Bower working with Mada Helou, MD and Ryan Nazemian, MD who presented “Puzzle-based Ultrasound Education for Physician Assistant Students.”

James Napolitano, Benjamin Rispoli, Alexander Zelez, Jessica Wilm, PA-S; Cassandra DeOcera, and Oriel Rafaelov, PA-S working with Robert Marchese, PA-C; Nora Lowy, PhD, MPA, PA-C; Nisha Lakhi, MD, FACOG who presented “Does Mom Know Best?  Trial of Labor vs. Cesarean Delivery by Maternal Demand.”

Dominique Wade, Alayna Stayer, Edward Wells, and Daniel Mullins, PA-S working with Kevin Schuer, DRPH, PA-C who presented “Standardization of the Medication Reconciliation Interview.”

The AAPA Poster Award winner, furnished by the Association of Postgraduate PA Programs, is given to the top ePoster submitted by a PA enrolled in a postgraduate program or to a PA student whose ePoster is focused on postgraduate education.  The winner receives $500. Congratulations to

Mariah Bower working with Mada Helou, MD and Ryan Nazemian, MD who presented “Puzzle-based Ultrasound Education for Physician Assistant Students.”

Support PA Research

One simple way you can support PA research is to become a peer reviewer. Both the ePoster Session and Research in Action series rely on peer reviewers from JAAPA to maintain the high quality of submissions and participants.

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