American Academy of Physician Assistants

PA Students

What's new

  • NEW! PA Career Coach. Employment negotiations are tricky. Get personalized service from someone who has helped hundreds of PAs get the best deal possible. AAPA members save up to 25 percent.
  • Calling all PA student writers! Would you like your work published in JAAPA, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of AAPA? If so, enter the JAAPA Student Writing Competition! Learn more.
  • Get involved as a volunteer.
  • Accepted or enrolled in a PA school? Join AAPA NOW!

Membership benefits highlights

Professional development, employment and networking

  • Salary Report - Compare PA salaries and compensation.
  • PA Job Link - Visit the preeminent employment resource exclusively for practicing PAs.
  • Career ComPAnion - Prepare for the transition to clinical rotations, graduation and life after PA school.
  • Contract and Resume Support - Review sample contracts, resumes/CVs and state practice laws.

PA Foundation scholarships

  • Get access to scholarships directly from the PA Foundation.

Practical resources

  • The Maxwell Guide - Student members receive this quick medical reference guide.
  • OvidMD - Access this centralized online source for point-of-care and research support tools.
  • UpToDate - Student members can subscribe for one year for 50 percent off the $199 regular student rate!
  • Learning Central - Peruse the CME offerings to test your knowledge.

Publications and educational resources

Professional development beyond graduation