ISO: PAs with a Passion for Learning

Do you have what it takes to be an AAPA-PAEA Research Fellow? Find out more about the program and learn about how you can make your application stronger. AAPA/PAEA will select up to three Fellows for 2019.

Thinking About Retirement? You’ve Got Company.

More than one in seven PAs are nearing retirement. AAPA Research indicates that PAs are retiring earlier and, compared to PAs under age 55, those nearing retirement more commonly practice in primary care and in non-metropolitan/completely rural areas.

Everything You Want to Know About Hospital-Employed PAs

PAs employed by hospitals comprise 34.9% of PAs in the profession. Academic medical centers are the most common hospital employer, with nearly half (46.4%) of hospital-employed respondents working for them.

Barriers to Providing Care Improving, But More Work Remains

By 2030, the U.S. may face a shortage of 42,600 to 121,300 physicians, according to the 2018 projections established by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Within their model, they found that general population growth coupled with the aging population accounts for most of the projected shortfall.

PAs in Rural Locations Ready to Meet Primary Care Needs

More than 39% of PAs in rural locations practice in primary care compared to 21% of those in urban locations. This supports researchers who say that PAs can be positioned to meet the rapidly growing primary care needs in rural locations.

Are PAs Burned Out?

AAPA’s 2018 Salary Survey reveals intriguing data on PA satisfaction at work and measures of fulfillment, exhaustion, disengagement and burnout.