Lisa M. Gables Named AAPA CEO

AAPA announced that Lisa M. Gables, CPA, was named chief executive officer (CEO). Gables has served more than eight years with AAPA, including the last year as interim CEO while also serving as chief financial officer and chief development officer.

Strategies to Manage Cognitive Load in PA School

In the second part of a series on memory and learning, PA educator Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, discusses cognition and cognitive load, and the important part they play in how you recall information from your long-term memory.
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COVID-19 Reinforces Urgent Need for the PA Direct Payment Act

AAPA staff and dedicated PA advocates have been working with determination to advance the PA Direct Payment Act (S.596/H.R. 1052) during this Congress. Here is an update on legislation to help ensure PAs can permanently receive direct payment for their services.

How One Health System Trained APPs for COVID-19 in Just 14 Days

As COVID-19 hit the Northeast, Intermountain Health provided Just-in-Time training to 54 primary care PAs and NPs to be redeployed to hospitalist teams. The collaboration and training resulted in many APPs feeling energized, valued, and needed in a short amount of time.

A Note from the President’s Desk

AAPA President Beth R. Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, shares some of the important work going on at AAPA on behalf of members. She talks about transparency, accountability, and working to support the more than 140,000 PAs practicing medicine every day.