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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.

All Of Us

AAPA and the PA Foundation are partnering with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program to raise awareness about the importance of participation in research.
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PAs Embrace Telemedicine After COVID-19 Jumpstart

Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
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Explore Vast Array of Research in 2020 ePosters Online Gallery

Explore the vast array of PA research showcased in the annual ePoster competition. For the first time ever, ALL of the ePosters are displayed on AAPA’s website. This year’s research covers topics ranging from developing a standardized note template and minimizing student burnout to defining the quality of care at a student-run clinic.
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PAs and Social Determinants of Health: 4 Things to Know

Understanding social determinants of health along with treatment creates a holistic approach that may benefit patients in the long-term. PAs that integrate social determinants of health into patient care see greater satisfaction with care, health outcomes, and patient adherence to medical advice.
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Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Presents Unique Challenges

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community, making it a serious public health concern. Proper identification of sexual violence and treatment is the first line in positive patient outcomes. Healthcare providers need to be aware of sexual violence as a factor for overall wellness.
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PAs Report Barriers to Obtaining Buprenorphine Waiver

Only 3.6% of PAs have obtained a buprenorphine waiver to help combat opioid use disorder. Many cite barriers to obtaining a waiver such as lack of training, lack of available mental health support, time constraints, and lack of confidence in their ability to manage OUD.