New Grads: Build Your Perfect PA Career

New PAs: Congratulations on making it through PA school! We can't wait to see all that you'll bring to the profession. AAPA wants to make sure you have everything you need to build the lifelong PA career that’s perfect for you – here are some resources to help you along the way.

What’s It’s Like to be Furloughed During COVID-19

Urgent care PA Rachael Jarman reflects on what it feels like to be furloughed during COVID-19, a situation she never thought she would find herself in. After planning workflows and patient care before the surge, she found herself staying home until further notice.

Tips for New PAs on How to Grow Your Role at Work

Are you a new PA who is ready to grow your role and increase responsibilities at work? Two members of the Early Career PA Commission, Allyson Hamacher, PA-C, and Jack Ward, PA-C, share tips for other early career PAs.

A Day in the Life of PA Faculty and Clinician

Nicole S. Cournoyer, PA-C, faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University, started her career in a community-based oncology office. Teaching patients and family members about disease processes, medications and interventions led to lecturing then teaching full-time at her alma mater.
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PA Andrea Lowe: Pandemic is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Hospitals, urgent care centers, and pop-up testing sites are still full of patients seeking medical care for COVID-19 symptoms, and many PAs are contributing their clinical skills to the fight. AAPA’s Andrea Lowe comments on PAs’ willingness to help during a crisis.
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4 Non-Salary Negotiations PAs Need to Consider

For most professionals, the words “negotiate” and “salary” often go hand-in-hand. But when employers can’t increase your salary offer, you may find them willing to increase or improve other areas of the benefits package to entice you to work for them.

AAPA Moves to New Accreditation Management System

AAPA has moved to a new accreditation management system that provides an improved user experience to better meet as AAPA CME provider needs. The application and management process have been updated, as well as the fee structure.
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Not on the Front Lines? Ways You Can Help With COVID-19 Response

AAPA is hearing from many PAs who want to offer their skills and abilities during the COVID-19 crisis but aren’t sure exactly how to help. Here is information and several suggested resources, whether you are a currently practicing PA, retiree, or a student.