Student Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

Being a Student Academy leader is an excellent way to become involved with AAPA and to develop leadership skills. If you are considering running for office, read over the position descriptions in the Election Guidelines. 

Student Society Resources

Student societies are groups of PA students who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest. Each PA program can register a student society with the Student Academy.

Registered Student Societies

Student society registration opens Sept. 1 each year. Here is a list of registered student societies for the 2018-2019 leadership year, along with their eligibility for AAPA's National Medical Challenge Bowl and the Assembly of Representatives (AOR) Meeting.

CO Officer Compliance for HOD

View a list of officers and delegates for your constituent organization to confirm their AAPA Fellow membership status. AAPA member login credentials are required to view.

HOD Guidelines

HOD resolution and policy paper guidelines for the current year.

Delegate List

View the list of chief delegates and members of the AAPA HOD chapters and specialty organizations. Apportionment numbers are shown in parentheses for your reference.

HOD 101

Find quick facts on the House of Delegates (HOD), which has sole authority on behalf of AAPA to enact policies establishing the collective values, philosophies, and principles of the PA profession.


The PA profession was created to improve and expand healthcare. The concept was lauded early on and gained federal acceptance and backing as early as the 1970s as a creative solution to physician shortages.