Since AAPA’s House of Delegates voted to change the profession’s title to physician associate during its May 24 meeting, AAPA has been working on implementation. Here are a few of the notable milestones during the past few months.
As part of the 2021 AAPA Salary Survey, now available in PDF format on aapa.org, AAPA’s Research Department collected data to understand the impact of COVID not only on the PA workforce, but on compensation as well as practice changes.
AAPA was among more than 50 major healthcare organizations that called for COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all health workers. As cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising throughout the U.S., this endorsement aims to protect patients and make the healthcare sector a leader in COVID-19 vaccination.
We at AAPA commemorate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when hundreds of thousands of enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom – more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
AAPA sent a letter to several national medical organizations this week underscoring how the PA title change to physician associate affirms our commitment to team-based care and our shared goal to serve the needs of patients.
AAPA is pleased to announce its 2021 Awards to PAs and PA students who have distinguished themselves in service to their patients and their communities, and who have been dedicated advocates for the PA profession.
Victoria Ho is the 2021 recipient of the PA Student of the Year Award. A PA student at Sacred Heart University, Ho was selected as a recipient of the LBGT PA Caucus Student Leader Fellowship Award, through which she co-founded an LGBT support group for pre-PAs for her fellowship project.
Col. James J. Jones, PhD, PA-C, is the 2021 recipient of the Military Service Award. Jones is the Branch Chief of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program. He was the first PA to serve as the Deputy Director and Chief of Protective Medicine in the White House Medical Unit.