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I’m a PA in the U.S. Public Health Service

Lieutenant Junior Grade German S. Herrera, MPAS, PA-C, USPHS, had a love of science and a desire to help people. The United States Public Health Service – with its scholarship opportunities, benefits, and guaranteed job placement – was a perfect fit for him.
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Could Rheumatology Be the Right Specialty for You?

The rheumatology specialty faces personnel shortages that may worsen as the population ages while rheumatologists retire. That’s why AAPA is offering new Rheumatic Learning curriculum which delivers a patient-case based simulated experience.
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Top 10 Paying Specialties in the PA Profession

The top paid specialties in the PA profession are currently cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery as well as thoracic surgery, followed by emergency medicine. Among the 10 highest compensated specialties in the PA profession, four of the top 10 specialties are surgical subspecialties.
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A Day in the Life of a PA in Ophthalmology

Joel Ciolek, MSPA, PA-C, is one of 80 PAs practicing in ophthalmology. He enjoys looking into someone’s eyes for a living and preserving and restoring vision. He describes a typical day doing comprehensive, medical retina, and vitreoretinal surgery.
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Fact-Checked: Myths About Malpractice Insurance

AAPA has partnered with CM&F for more than 20 years to provide trusted insurance protection for PAs’ assets and careers. To help you understand the complexities of malpractice insurance, they debunk five of the most common myths they hear from PAs.
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What PAs Need to Know About Malpractice Insurance

All clinically practicing PAs should carry professional liability coverage, often called malpractice insurance, during all time periods in which they practice. But the ins and outs of malpractice insurance can be confusing, so we have the official answers to nine of your most frequently asked questions.
Kris Pyles-Sweet, MS, PA-C; Travis Randolph, PA-C; Emily WhiteHorse, Ph.D., PA-C; Melissa Ricker, PA-C

Insider Tips on Popular PA Specialties

PAs know that career flexibility is a built-in benefit of the profession. But it can be overwhelming to think about transitioning specialties. Do you have enough experience? What’s the best way to get your foot in the door? Four experts share their insights.
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PAs: All You’re Looking For, Career-Wise

AAPA takes your PA career as seriously as you do. That’s why Career Central has everything you to need to write your resume, find a job, keep your professional information organized, and network with your colleagues. Take advantage of all the benefits at your fingertips.