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AAPA President and Chair Announces CEO Search Committee

David E. Mittman, PA, DFAAPA, president and chair of AAPA’s Board of Directors, provides an update regarding the search process for AAPA's CEO. Mittman has asked AAPA President-Elect Beth R. Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, to chair the AAPA CEO Search Committee. Smolko will be joined by six PAs including Mittman and two AAPA staff members.
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American Academy of PAs Welcomes 2019-20 Board of Directors

The 2019-2020 American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Board of Directors began its leadership year on July 1. President and Chair of AAPA’s Board of Directors David E. Mittman, PA, DFAAPA of Boynton Beach, Florida, will lead the organization.
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What to Expect This Year: New AAPA President Outlines Priorities

AAPA President David Mittman is excited about building on positive PA momentum and shares his priorities including making progress on OTP, supporting Constituent Organizations, expanding opportunities for PAs in telemedicine, supporting mental health initiatives, and advocating for the profession.
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AAPA Announces Leadership Change

AAPA announced today that the AAPA Board of Directors has exercised its right to part ways with AAPA’s CEO, Jennifer L. Dorn, MPA, as of June 10, 2019. AAPA’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer Lisa Gables will serve as interim CEO until the Board appoints a replacement. An executive search for a CEO will soon commence. 
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Military PAs Find Mentors and Network in the Mile High City

AAPA 2019 proved to be a remarkable opportunity for military PAs and students to network and connect. They were able to share their experiences and satisfaction with their careers to help frame the responsibilities and duties of a military PA at several conference events.
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South Carolina Set to Modernize PA Practice

In August, an updated law will be enacted in South Carolina that will expedite PA entry into the healthcare workforce by streamlining licensure processes and removing archaic, extraneous requirements that serve no public protection role.
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NCCPA Shares Q1 PANRE Pilot Results During AAPA 2019

Curious how the pilot alternative to PANRE is going? NCCPA unveiled first-quarter outcomes during an update at AAPA 2019, and the results so far indicate that participating PAs are quickly adapting to the alternative and answering questions during business hours.
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The Top 5 Factors Impacting PA Salaries

Demand for PAs is growing and, with it, PA salaries. Most PAs already enjoy salaries in the six-figure range, with some of them earning as much as $138,000 or more in base salary. Still, it’s important to ask: What are the factors that affect PA salary?
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CO Awards Recognize Three Organizations for Outstanding Programs

AAPA’s Outreach and Advocacy Awards honors organizations for their outstanding programs, projects, and initiatives. This year, the Association of PAs in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound, and the Ohio Association of PAs received awards for their exemplary contributions to the profession.