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Apply for AAPA Small Research Grants by November 7

AAPA invites qualified researchers to apply for an AAPA Small Research Grant (SRG), which will support new PA research related to OTP or COVID-19 vaccinations. AAPA has allocated $50,000 in total funds. Applications are due November 7, 2021.
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Study Examines Impact of Depression on PA Professional Fulfillment

A new study in JAAPA examines the relationship between depression, anxiety, and professional fulfillment in PAs. Pre-COVID, 6% of PAs met the criteria for depression and 13% for moderate to severe anxiety. One in three PAs reported levels of burnout.
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5 Important Things to Know About Mental Illness and Suicidal Ideation

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, we’d like to remind you that PAs are not immune to mental health issues nor suicidal ideations, attempts, or completions. Although there are barriers to seeking treatment, there are resources available to you.
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How COVID-19 Impacted PA Salaries

As part of the 2021 AAPA Salary Survey, now available in PDF format on aapa.org, AAPA’s Research Department collected data to understand the impact of COVID not only on the PA workforce, but on compensation as well as practice changes.

Top 10 Paying Specialties in the PA Profession in 2020

The PA profession includes PAs who work in several dozen specialties, ranging from family or emergency medicine to pathology or hospital medicine. Compensation differs substantially between some specialties. Which individual specialties topped 2020 compensation for PAs? We have the data!

It’s Been a Weird Year: We Need You to Take the AAPA Salary Survey

We need your help. AAPA’s Salary Survey is open now – and your participation is crucial. This year’s Salary Survey specifically addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, so whether your hours were decreased, your benefits were reduced, or you were furloughed, we want to hear from you.
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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.