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One Easy Way You Can Influence the Future of the PA Profession

When you get a request to complete an AAPA survey, remember – the results are critical to the future of the PA profession. Our research is used to advocate on behalf of PAs, promote career growth, and further professional advancement. We need your survey responses!

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.

ePoster And Research in Action

Submissions open Nov. 1, 2018. The AAPA ePoster Sessions and Stations feature original research about the PA profession and PA education. The AAPA Research in Action series will highlight the work researchers are doing as it aligns with the AAPA Research Agenda.

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Clinical Setting

Medical providers such as PAs are often the first point of contact for caretakers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and as such, need to be comfortable speaking about how to identify red flags of ASD, and where to refer caretakers if there is any concern.

Urgent Care, a Fast Growing Specialty for PAs and Physicians

Urgent care medicine is the “provision of immediate medical service offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury”. PAs in urgent care should have a vast array of clinical skills as well as the ability to quickly identify patients who require more intensive emergency medicine services. While urgent care providers may also be the first to diagnosis chronic diseases such as diabetes or asthma, they generally refer patients to a primary care provider for the management of these conditions.

PAs in Hospitals: 10 Fast Facts

Based on data derived from the 2017 AAPA Salary Report, the AAPA Research Department identified ten facts about PAs in hospitals.

Quality of Care Articles

A Comparison of Nurse Practitioners, PAs, and Primary Care Physicians’ Patterns of Practice and Quality of Care in Health Centers.