Research-Related CME

Research is fundamental to demonstrating the value of the PA profession and obtaining optimal patient outcomes. Working with experts, AAPA offers free CME so PAs and PA students can learn more about research and enhance their clinical work. More details on topics can be found below. Watch our announcements section for information on new content.

AAPA Research-Focused CME

AAPA Research-Focused CME

Research 101

Research 101 is a series of webinars designed for both PAs and PA Students. This webinar series is updated semi-annually and explores topics on why research is important, types of research PAs are involved in, education on the fundamentals of research, and other special topics to enhance participants’ skills. This series of webinars may be watched in any order and rewatched as needed.

March 2023

Research 101 CME Series (

July 2023

  • Plotting the Future: Highlighting the National PA Research Agenda
  • Establishing a Personal Research Agenda
  • How to Write a Strong Research Proposal
The All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program, led by NIH, is a longitudinal effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the U.S. to accelerate research and improve health. The program is partnering with participants to build a diverse database that will help researchers better understand how genetics, environmental factors, and life circumstances affect health outcomes. By including groups that have been underrepresented in research, researchers will be equipped to make discoveries and uncover paths toward delivering individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. Learn more about All of Us at

Course: Research 101: Increasing Your Knowledge through All of Us: Secondary Clinical Data for Research and Clinical Work (

In Increasing Your Knowledge through All of Us: Secondary Clinical Data for Research and Clinical Work, Ashley Green, MLIS, provides an overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us research program, walks through how to register to access the data and create a workspace, and highlights how to use the available data for research and clinical purposes. At the conclusion of this short webinar, we hope that you are inspired to explore the All of Us research hub, look up whether your organization has an agreement in place, and/or start your own research project.

AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship Seminars

AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship Seminars

2022 AAPA-PAEA Research Seminar Series

AAPA and PAEA invited all PAs and PA students to participate in the 2022 Research Seminar Series. Watch the any or all of the sessions to learn about resources that strengthen your research and improve your knowledge about the communities you work in. Topics include learning about secondary data, grant writing, publications, and more! Webinar sessions are free and include up to 13.75 CME credit.

  • Healthcare State by State: Kaiser Family Foundation Resources
  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement Research: Grants Opportunities Just for PA Programs
  • An Introduction to The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
  • A Look into Research from the National Association for Community Health Centers
  • Explore the Breadth of Information Available from the National Center for Health Statistics
  • Social Determinants of Health: Data Together at Last
  • Diving Deep into Education Data: Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data (IPEDS)
  • Exploring the Data and Research from PA Associations
  • Finding the Right Publication and Presentation Venues
Research in Action Conference on Demand

Research in Action Conference on Demand

Research in Action 2022

Research in Action 2022 includes newly recorded content from the in-person AAPA2022 Annual Conference, offers up to 5.5 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME, and features original research about the PA profession and workforce. Learn from PA researchers as they cover topics that will help clinicians and educators advance the PA profession. CME sessions include topics related to COVID-19; pilot studies; parental leave policies; and nutrition – just to name a few.

  • Chronic Low Back Pain (LBP) in Underserved Communities: A Study of African American and Latino Older Adults
  • Forecasting the Physician Assistant/Associate Workforce: 2020-2035
  • Identifying PA Programs Contributing to Workforce Diversity: A Primer to Health Equity
  • Parental Leave Policies of Physician Assistant Programs
  • PAs’ Clinical Care and Counseling Related to Nutrition may be Limited by Lack of Nutritional Knowledge
  • Primary Care PA Practice: Roles, Perceived Barriers, and Physicians’ Opinions of PA Practice: A Pilot Study
  • Research Should Not Be a Scary Word
  • Saturday Pap Clinic, Preventative Health Pilot
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic, Job Postings and Employment Trends Among U.S. Physician Associates. The COVID-19 Impact Study
  • The Current State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices in PA Training
  • The Opportunity to Lead Mediates Physician Assistant Professional Fulfillment
  • What Is AAPA Doing to Advance PA Research?
  • When Do Physician Assistants/Associates Intend to Retire?