PA Named #2 Best Health Care Job by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report named the PA profession as the #2 Best Health Care Job and the #4 Best STEM Job in its 2024 rankings released today. Additionally, the profession secured the impressive #5 spot among the 100 Best Jobs, across all occupations.  

Learning from Real World Malpractice Cases

As the healthcare landscape undergoes a transformation, the role of PAs is expanding, drawing heightened attention. The era of infrequent legal challenges for PAs has shifted, and today, they encounter increased scrutiny. This blog post will examine two real-life cases involving PAs, explore legal challenges, and delve into potential solutions applicable to PAs and other healthcare providers in this evolving healthcare environment.

5 Actions to Take As Student Loan Payments Resume

In an ever-changing student loan environment, many PAs are wondering: What’s the best way to pay off student loans? Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer – every borrower has unique financial circumstances – there are many effective strategies you can leverage.

A Day in the life of a Urogynecology PA

Urogynecology is a hybrid between gynecology and urology, treating issues involving both the bladder and vagina. Urogynecology PA Sharon Dann explains her day-to-day practice in this specialty, and why this work is so important to her.

Creating a Safe Space to Discuss Obesity with Patients, Experts Speak

In a recent AAPA Huddle Ask Me session, two obesity medicine experts answered questions on how to provide high-quality care to patients struggling with obesity, the effectiveness of anti-obesity medication, and how best to support patients who qualify for bariatric surgery.

Substance Use Experts Give Advice on Handling Addiction Medicine

In an AAPA Huddle Ask Me session, two substance use disorder experts answered questions on how PAs can help with the rise of addiction, the recent DEA changes, and what resources are available to PAs to increase their knowledge and skillset to improve patient care.

AAPA Announces 42 New Distinguished Fellows

This year, AAPA is pleased to welcome 42 PAs to join the ranks of the Distinguished Fellow (DFAAPA) Program. As the association’s most dedicated members, Distinguished Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning and community service.

How to Overcome Struggles in Family Medicine

In an AAPA Huddle Ask Me session, two experts with years of experience in family medicine answered questions on increasing the number of PAs in the field, the benefits of getting involved in the community, and how to negotiate for better conditions for PAs and their patients.