Final Push for Federal PA Priorities Underway as Clock Ticks on 117th Congress

Despite the ticking clock and the distractions of the impending midterms, AAPA’s Federal Advocacy team has remained diligently and strategically focused on PA-priority legislation that has the potential to directly impact PA practice: specifically, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act (H.R. 6087) and the Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act (H.R. 1956/S.1986).

PA Robert Smith Has Dedicated His Career to Advancing Healthcare for Latino Populations

PA Robert Smith realized he could maximize his impact on the PA profession by leading organizations on the national level. He has since chaired AAPA’s Minority Affairs Committee, which existed for more than 25 years; co-founded PAs for Latino Health, an AAPA caucus; and championed initiatives that will improve healthcare for Latino communities.

Five Things You Might Not Know About PAs in Leadership

Almost 30% of PAs who responded to the 2022 AAPA Salary Survey served in an informal or formal leadership role within their workplace. To learn more about these PAs, we gathered information on key areas of difference.

AAPA Announces New Cohort of Distinguished Fellows

This year, AAPA is pleased to welcome 41 PAs to join the ranks of the Distinguished Fellow Program. As the association’s most dedicated members, Distinguished Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and the communities they serve.

Top 10 Things PAs Should Know About Genetics

PAs in genetics Laura Buch, MSPAS, PA-C, and Wesley Patterson, PhD, MSPA, PA-C, want all PAs to know about these key aspects of genetics – for themselves and their patients.

PA Madeleine Henriquez Prioritizes Patient Relationships

As a first-generation Vietnamese American woman, PA Madeleine Henriquez is grateful for the sacrifices her elders endured on her behalf. She, too, wanted to help others – and has done so as a PA in oncology, a PA Foundation Mental Health First Aid Fellow, and a compassionate clinician.

AAPA 2022: Project Access Reignite

Project Access is an initiative to inspire underrepresented minority students to pursue a career as a PA. Here’s how you can get involved – both during and after AAPA’s annual conference this month.