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PAs and Leadership: Pathways and Compensation

Most PAs are either in leadership or interested in taking on a leadership role. This short infographic illustrates the training, challenges, available resources, and compensation benefits related to following the path towards leadership opportunities.

PAs and Leadership: Leadership Roles

40% of PAs work in leadership, but what they do day-to-day varies based on their role. For more information on the demographics of formal and informal PA leaders, check out this brief infographic.

Acknowledging the risk of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety in PAs

This study sought to establish a baseline understanding of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in PAs and PA students to guide intervention and preventive research. This study suggests that one in eight PAs and one in four PA students were at risk for moderate to severe depression and more than one in 10 PAs and one in five PA students were at risk for moderate to severe anxiety.

Physician Associates' Interest in Rural Settings

Physician Associates’ Interest in Rural Settings

Did you know that 45% of PAs and 54% of all PA students in 2022 were interested in working in rural settings? Learn more about PAs and PA students interest in this short infographic.

PAs in Leadership: Who are they?

PA leaders are an important part of healthcare systems across the country. However, little is known about the demographic characteristics of PAs in leadership roles or how they compare to the rest of the workforce. In this first brief in a three-part series on PAs in leadership, we examine these differences and explore the prevalence of perceived barriers, and support, to entering leadership.

PA Students’ Experience with Stress & Interpersonal Toxicity

In 2020, prior to the pandemic, 60% agreed that they were emotionally exhausted, this rose to 75% in 2022. Completing the education required to be a PA can be a demanding process, and there are many factors influencing the amount of stress an aspiring student encounters during their training. While some of these factors are fixed (i.e., COVID-19), others can be addressed by PA programs.

PA Students Career Interests in 2022

Seven out of 10 PA students were interested in working in education at some point during their career and 49.5% were interested in leadership opportunities.With the continued growth of PA programs, there be an ever-increasing need for PAs to serve as faculty whether on staff or as adjunct.[1]  There is an opportunity to get PA students interested in PA education during their education and to continue to keep them engaged after they graduate and become PAs.

Insights into PAs Experience with Influenza Vaccines

Vaccination plays an important role in reducing the spread of influenza and the likelihood of experiencing severe complications from a case of the flu. To evaluate their practice behaviors, a retrospective recall of PAs on the vaccination rates of their patients in key age groups,  such as patients aged 65 or older, found similar results as nationwide influenza vaccination coverage rates. Future research is needed to identify how PAs with limited access to multiple formulations of the influenza vaccination implement the ACIP dosing and formulation recommendations across various patient groups.

Disclosures: nsights into PAs Experience with Influenza Vaccines was sponsored by Sanofi. Sanofi provided limited guidance to formulate the survey approach. AAPA wrote and had final approval for all questions within the survey. PAs were informed that Sanofi sponsored the study at the conclusion. Participant identities were not disclosed.