Title Change Implementation
AAPA is now implementing the May 2021 AAPA House of Delegates policy affirming “physician associate” as the official title of the PA profession. Please see the timeline for the latest achievements and the FAQs for answers to popular questions.
Title change implementation is a complex and intricately interwoven undertaking requiring a thoughtful and well-timed strategy involving a variety of stakeholders – not only other national PA organizations (PAEA, NCCPA, and ARC-PA), PA programs, and AAPA constituent organizations, but also state and federal governments, regulators, and employers. As this process unfolds, AAPA will continue to update PAs and PA students and provide its members high-quality resources, services, and support.
We know you have questions about this extremely complex issue. AAPA has updated the Title Change FAQs to address your questions and concerns about the new professional title. We will update this page regularly, so please bookmark it for easy access.