Interested in Neonatology?
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting an open house for its Neonatology PA Residency Program.
Interactive Timeline: History of Physician Assistants
See how the profession has evolved since its inception in the 1960s.
Why You Should Vote in AAPA’s Election This Month
AAPA President Lawrence Herman on why voting matters.
Taking Medicine to the Street
Brett Feldman and other PAs are providing care to homeless patients in Pennsylvania.
Video: What Does the Future Look Like for PAs?
Don Fisher, president and CEO of the American Medical Group Association, is optimistic about how PAs will fare in new care models. Here's why.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take AAPA's membership satisfaction survey and be entered to win a $250 Amazon card!
 
Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA, explains why PAs need to protect themselves with personal liability insurance.
 
If you’re a PA who can see the healthcare landscape from 30,000-ft., we want to hear from you!
 
Lisa Walker, a PA and former sign language interpreter, says non-English-speaking patients need specialized interpreters.
 
PAs get a special deal on this patient simulation program that's eligible for CME.
 
Join other PA baseball fans as we close down the park for this private tour.
 
Rich Bottner talks about his struggle and offers tips for providers.
 
Learn about the pledge PA students take at their white coat ceremonies.
 
If you're a student or fellow AAPA member, you can save $100 on a one-year subscription.
 
Katrina Grablin, MSPAS, PA-C, encourages her fellow PAs to get involved this year.
 
Meet the PA who was a special guest at the State of the Union.
 
Three exciting new opportunities for AAPA members to get involved.
 
Students reflect on their experiences at the fall 2013 event.
 
Amanda Shelley, MPAS, PA-C, will sit in the presidential box along with first lady Michelle Obama during tonight's annual State of the Union address.
 
MedPage Today explores the agility of physician assistants.
 
Andrew Iwanik, AAPA senior manager for reimbursement advocacy, gives a quick explanation of this Medicare policy.
 
On Jan. 10, AAPA hosted a virtual briefing for the media to learn more about PAs in specialties.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, walks through a critical transition on the PA path.
 
Rich Bottner offers a proposal for creating a new generation of PA leaders.
 
The Weather Channel recently used comments from President Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, for a story.
 
Nominate them for one of the American Academy of Physician Assistants' awards!
 
Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, was recently selected as the president/CEO of the National Commission on Certification of (...)
 
Randall L. Owen has gone where few PAs have gone before—NASA.
 
Robert Higginson practices at VCU Health System’s Infectious Diseases Clinic.
 
Heather Trafton, MBA, PA-C, is director of performance at Steward Health Care.
 
Beth Grivett, PA-C, is a lead physician assistant at OptumHealth in Southern California.
 
Robert M. Blumm, MA, PA-C, outlines the dangers of becoming complacent in your practice.
 
Now is the perfect time for physician assistants to fill a desperately needed role.
 
John "JJ" Jenkins offers a few indispensable tools for PA students and PAs working in emergency care.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
Tim McCreary, MS, PA-C, talks about working with the Indian Health Service in rural Utah.
 
JJ Jenkins learns a valuable lesson from his preceptor.
 
Ifeatu “Ify” Okafor is a PA student at the University of Texas Southwestern and former Texas Tech student-athlete.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, shares her favorite free orthopaedic tools.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
The REAL Awards honor health workers delivering care in the some of the world’s most underserved communities.
 
HEALTHeCAREERS Network recently updated its yearly fact sheet on PA employment statistics.
 
Three PAs were profiled as part of the series.
 
NBC 8 in Lancaster County, Pa., aired a very positive story about physician assistants during National PA Week.
 
An event celebrating PAs reminds Bernard Stuetz, PA-C, how much the profession has changed over the decades.
 
Rich Bottner, a PA student at Quinnipiac University, relates a life-altering experience that led him to become a PA.
 
The accrediting body for PA programs releases an update.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
Register for the AAPA Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 9, 2013, and meet with hiring managers looking for PAs like you!
 
Physician assistant programs may now become eligible to award Category 1 CME to their preceptors.
 
Michael Nowak, PA-C, and his team treated approximately 1,300 patients during their trip.
 
A medical careers program director at a Chicago school surprises a local columnist.
 
Abe Balsamo, PA-C, is a PA in emergency medicine who empowers providers with his smartphone apps.
 
Tammy Stewart, PA-C, is interviewed on "Good Day Atlanta."
 
No need to panic: Your local physician assistant is just a phone call away.
 
Chase Hungerford outlines his priorities as the semester begins.
 
Employers in fast-growing outpatient care sites are turning to PAs and NPs.
 
PA Theresa Shelton explains how allergy testing works in an article for the Austin American-Statesman.
 
An American Academy of Family Physicians study finds fewer PAs choosing primary care.
 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule threatens PAs' role in admitting patients.
 
Are you an AAPA member looking to expand your network?
 
Students at the Penn College of Technology will work the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.
 
Discover how to properly diagnose and treat androgen deficiency with a new course.
 
The unwanted jobs are the ones your patients need you to fill, writes Lawrence Herman, PA-C and AAPA president.
 
Catch a special panel discussion between PAs and NPs on healthcare teamwork.
 
The publication acknowledges PAs' increased presence nationwide.
 
New law improves physician-PA ratios and calls for modernization of PA regulations.
 
A new CME course deals with chronic pain.
 
A local politician proposes walk-in clinics in city schools.
 
Physician/surgeon, counseling and social services, and physician assistant postings all increased this quarter.
 
Grab this image and share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and anywhere else you like!
 
The PA profession is on the rise - and not just in the U.S.
 
Two recent polls show physicians prefer having PAs by their side.
 
COOA Director Liz Roe spoke with Courtney Doran, PA-C, about IAPA's success at the statehouse in 2013.
 
COOA Director Liz Roe recently sat down with TAPA leaders to discuss TAPA's legislative success in 2013.
 
Jeff Callard, PA-C, is the AAPA 2013 Outstanding PA of the Year.
 
Legislation would allow PAs to order home health services for Medicare beneficiaries.
 
RxSavingsPlus is a free discount card that saves your patients money on prescriptions not covered by insurance.
 
Help your patients understand what a PA is with AAPA's new printable "I'm a PA" brochure.
 
Relive the excitement of the many learning, networking and social activities at AAPA's annual conference.
 
A recent American College of Cardiology survey shows an increase of PAs in the field.
 
National Men's Health Week encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
 
Need a quick way to explain what a PA is? Look no further than AAPA's new and improved infographic.
 
Program would allow more former military medics and people of color to become PAs.
 
A Forbes article highlights increasing comfort with PAs.
 
HealthHIV is surveying primary care providers as it assesses HIV care across the nation.
 
Patricia Iven, PA, went to Moore, Okla., with her family to assist with recovery efforts from May 20's tornado.
 
Russell Callender, an Army veteran, received the 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant Leadership Award.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, gives an overview of this burgeoning field.
 
Paul Winter, a PA in St. Louis, spoke with NPR about a bill allowing physician assistants more flexibility in how they provide care.
 
There's still time to join your peers on a fascinating healthcare/physician assistants delegation to Cuba this fall.
 
Florida healthcare providers have vowed to work together to promote patient-centered, physician-led teams.
 
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) reintroduced legislation in the House that would extend electronic health record (EHR) Medicaid (...)
 
On April 11, PA students in Wisconsin gathered for an evening of socializing, networking and comparing notes.
 
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Student Writing Competition, sponsored by JAAPA and PAEA.
 
For the first time, NPs, PAs and practice administrators will be inducted as fellows and senior fellows.
 
Freelancer Nichele Hoskins writes about a program partnering PA students with teens to care for Georgia farm workers.
 
Support your peers—and patients—by taking the 2013 AAPA Census.
 
This short PowerPoint presentation provides a general overview of the PA profession for all audiences.
 
Chase Hungerford counts down key lessons from his experience to date.
 
PA student Nick Gibson is currently climbing Mount Everest as part of an all-military team.
 
President Obama’s blueprint for FY 2014 prioritizes PA education and boosting primary care providers.
 
Volunteers are needed to review content for AAPA’s National Quality Improvement Initiative in Diabetes.
 
Lauren Zajac, PA-C and Ashley Klinger, PA-C use teledermatology to help patients in rural Pennsylvania.
 
The American Academy of Physician Assistants seeks PA volunteers to help craft CME for its annual conference and beyond.
 
This month, AAPA fellow members will vote on candidates for positions on the AAPA Board of Directors.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, speculates what changes may lie ahead with the new technology.
 
Adam Ghosh discusses the top benefits of temporary PA jobs.
 
A new CME course brings you up to date on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.
 
The Student Academy of AAPA is looking for practicing PAs to submit open-ended and multiple choice questions for the 2013 Challenge Bowl.
 
A new survey shows a spike in temporary PAs and NPs.
 
David Keahey, MSPH, PA-C, was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.
 
STOMP The Monster is a charitable organization providing financial and personal support for cancer patients.
 
Andrea Morgado offers some advice on taking care of yourself in school.
 
People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is planning a physician assistant delegation to Cuba, Sept. 13-21.
 
AAPA seeks volunteers to help its Board of Directors evaluate and potentially redesign the AAPA Awards Program.
 
The Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline Workgroup wants your feedback on a guideline protocol.
 
The hospital's program starts this fall with an open house next month.
 
Michael P. Halasy examines whether tort reform is an effective way to bring down health costs.
 
The National Kidney Disease Education Program helps you share information about kidney health.
 
This is the first in a new series on PAsConnect looking at preceptors: who they are, why they're precepting and what they enjoy about it.
 
The lack of primary care physicians has signaled the need to pour more federal dollars into this area of medicine, says Dr. Darron Smith.
 
Courtney Doran, PA-C, IAPA Legislative Chair, offers tips from her recent rally at the statehouse.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, discovers the frustration of explaining his role in patient care.
 
IMPACT's Student Poster Session is now accepting submissions.
 
New poll figures indicate the majority of Kentuckians are comfortable seeing a PA.
 
AAPA seeks PAs for four advisory panels with PCORI.
 
Zachary Leonard, PA-C, shares the healthcare system dilemmas he's confronting as a new PA.
 
The New York Times and numerous other media outlets misreport how changes would affect PAs.
 
Steve Martin, a PA in Tampa, Fla., traveled to Long Beach, New York two weeks after Superstorm Sandy.
 
A new survey finds medical groups and healthcare organizations plan to boost hiring and pay for PAs.
 
Webinar on the treatment of post-traumatic headaches in veterans offers free CME
 
David Paulk, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA, will write the introduction for public comment on the panel's work.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C reflects on her path to becoming a PA.
 
Congress needs to include hospice and workers comp provisions in any end-of-year legislation.
 
Alicia Dill and Jenny Rizel have been selected to be members of the 51-member Student Academy.
 
It's not too late to get a flu shot or get your patients vaccinated. See who's most at risk from the virus.
 
Mona Sedrak, Ph.D., PA-C, describes the rewards of sharing your wisdom with other PAs.
 
Jacqueline Cristini, PA, MMSc, is a PA at the JFK Neuroscience Institute in Edison, N.J.
 
Maureen O’ Brien, a second-year physician assistant student in the associate in science program at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Campus.
 
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week runs from Nov. 12-18 this year.
 
Merri-Beth Cully, MPA, PA-C, has devoted many hours to the care of the nation’s wounded warriors.
 
Brittney O'Grady, PA-S, shares what she loves about the PA profession.
 
This video acknowledges the sacrifices military PAs and veterans have made to serve their country and their patients.
 
Denni Woodmansee, PA-C, discusses what PAs can do to help returning veterans.
 
As PAs, you can play a role in veteran suicide prevention.
 
Elizabet Figueroa decided to become a PA after serving alongside them in the Coast Guard.
 
Bianca Belcher discovered a great app for note taking on an iPad.
 
A PA in Northern Virginia caught a diagnosis several specialists overlooked.
 
Joshua Stone shares his story about graduating from PA school and choosing to pursue a career in the Navy.
 
Stephanie Radix lays out the things to keep in mind if you’re taking a breather from the clinical world.
 
Harrison Reed bemoans the slew of inaccurate terms for PAs found in job posts.
 
Bianca Belcher offers some words of wisdom on scoring your first gig out of PA school.
 
San Clemente, Calif. Mayor Jim Evert recently proclaimed Oct. 6-12 as Physician Assistant Week for the city.
 
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement on Oct. 5 in honor of National PA Week (Oct. 6-12).
 
HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), an online healthcare recruiting solutions provider, has created the following fact sheet on PA employment statistics.
 
Brian Cole, MD, works with Kyle Pilz, PA-C, and Natalie Podboy, PA-C, treating the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox sports teams.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 6, physician assistants will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.
 
We honored PAs in our community who deserve recognition and spread the word about PAs and what they do.
 
The suicide rate among the military community has recently increased to one active-duty member of our Armed Forces per day.
 
Flu season is back. Get up to speed on vaccinations, infection control, prevention, treatment and diagnosis.
 
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the healthcare law, what does it mean for you?   1. As an American and voter, it means that –
    - You (...)
     
PAs partner with veterans as part of the cross-country cycling journey known as the Long Road Home. The Long Road Home Project, designed to help (...)
 
Forbes Magazine continues to rate the physician assistant degree as the #1 master’s degree to pursue, beating out other medical and technological degrees.
 
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has created a new public relations campaign recognizing a clinician in the field each week (for 40 weeks) to (...)
 
PA James Grepling is recognized as the inaugural PA-Patient Hero of the Year. The award, presented in partnership by AAPA and Health Monitor Network, (...)
 
Student PAs match medical wits in annual challenge bowl face-off and Nova Southeastern Jacksonville wins for the first time in school history.
 
On May 14th, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed HB 5515, legislation that will improve Connecticut’s Physician Assistant Practice Act, the (...)
 
PA Professional seeks articles for the fall issue of First Rounds, the magazine’s student section. The 6-page second edition, PA Professional seeks (...)
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have proposed a recommendation to screen all persons born during 1945 through 1965 for hepatitis C (...)
 
PA Professional seeks articles for the fall issue of First Rounds, the magazine’s student section. The 6-page second edition (...)
 
Critical Review And Skills enHancement (CRASH) - Emergency Medicine for Physician Assistants is presented in a unique, no nonsense format designed to (...)
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have proposed a recommendation to screen all persons born during 1945 through (...)
 
 
 
 
Take AAPA's membership satisfaction survey and be entered to win a $250 Amazon card!
 
Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA, explains why PAs need to protect themselves with personal liability insurance.
 
If you’re a PA who can see the healthcare landscape from 30,000-ft., we want to hear from you!
 
Lisa Walker, a PA and former sign language interpreter, says non-English-speaking patients need specialized interpreters.
 
PAs get a special deal on this patient simulation program that's eligible for CME.
 
Join other PA baseball fans as we close down the park for this private tour.
 
Rich Bottner talks about his struggle and offers tips for providers.
 
Learn about the pledge PA students take at their white coat ceremonies.
 
If you're a student or fellow AAPA member, you can save $100 on a one-year subscription.
 
Katrina Grablin, MSPAS, PA-C, encourages her fellow PAs to get involved this year.
 
Meet the PA who was a special guest at the State of the Union.
 
Three exciting new opportunities for AAPA members to get involved.
 
Students reflect on their experiences at the fall 2013 event.
 
Amanda Shelley, MPAS, PA-C, will sit in the presidential box along with first lady Michelle Obama during tonight's annual State of the Union address.
 
MedPage Today explores the agility of physician assistants.
 
Andrew Iwanik, AAPA senior manager for reimbursement advocacy, gives a quick explanation of this Medicare policy.
 
On Jan. 10, AAPA hosted a virtual briefing for the media to learn more about PAs in specialties.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, walks through a critical transition on the PA path.
 
Rich Bottner offers a proposal for creating a new generation of PA leaders.
 
The Weather Channel recently used comments from President Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, for a story.
 
Nominate them for one of the American Academy of Physician Assistants' awards!
 
Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, was recently selected as the president/CEO of the National Commission on Certification of (...)
 
Randall L. Owen has gone where few PAs have gone before—NASA.
 
Robert Higginson practices at VCU Health System’s Infectious Diseases Clinic.
 
Heather Trafton, MBA, PA-C, is director of performance at Steward Health Care.
 
Beth Grivett, PA-C, is a lead physician assistant at OptumHealth in Southern California.
 
Robert M. Blumm, MA, PA-C, outlines the dangers of becoming complacent in your practice.
 
Now is the perfect time for physician assistants to fill a desperately needed role.
 
John "JJ" Jenkins offers a few indispensable tools for PA students and PAs working in emergency care.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
Tim McCreary, MS, PA-C, talks about working with the Indian Health Service in rural Utah.
 
JJ Jenkins learns a valuable lesson from his preceptor.
 
Ifeatu “Ify” Okafor is a PA student at the University of Texas Southwestern and former Texas Tech student-athlete.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, shares her favorite free orthopaedic tools.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
The REAL Awards honor health workers delivering care in the some of the world’s most underserved communities.
 
HEALTHeCAREERS Network recently updated its yearly fact sheet on PA employment statistics.
 
Three PAs were profiled as part of the series.
 
NBC 8 in Lancaster County, Pa., aired a very positive story about physician assistants during National PA Week.
 
An event celebrating PAs reminds Bernard Stuetz, PA-C, how much the profession has changed over the decades.
 
Rich Bottner, a PA student at Quinnipiac University, relates a life-altering experience that led him to become a PA.
 
The accrediting body for PA programs releases an update.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
Register for the AAPA Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 9, 2013, and meet with hiring managers looking for PAs like you!
 
Physician assistant programs may now become eligible to award Category 1 CME to their preceptors.
 
Michael Nowak, PA-C, and his team treated approximately 1,300 patients during their trip.
 
A medical careers program director at a Chicago school surprises a local columnist.
 
Abe Balsamo, PA-C, is a PA in emergency medicine who empowers providers with his smartphone apps.
 
Tammy Stewart, PA-C, is interviewed on "Good Day Atlanta."
 
No need to panic: Your local physician assistant is just a phone call away.
 
Chase Hungerford outlines his priorities as the semester begins.
 
Employers in fast-growing outpatient care sites are turning to PAs and NPs.
 
PA Theresa Shelton explains how allergy testing works in an article for the Austin American-Statesman.
 
An American Academy of Family Physicians study finds fewer PAs choosing primary care.
 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule threatens PAs' role in admitting patients.
 
Are you an AAPA member looking to expand your network?
 
Students at the Penn College of Technology will work the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.
 
Discover how to properly diagnose and treat androgen deficiency with a new course.
 
The unwanted jobs are the ones your patients need you to fill, writes Lawrence Herman, PA-C and AAPA president.
 
Catch a special panel discussion between PAs and NPs on healthcare teamwork.
 
The publication acknowledges PAs' increased presence nationwide.
 
New law improves physician-PA ratios and calls for modernization of PA regulations.
 
A new CME course deals with chronic pain.
 
A local politician proposes walk-in clinics in city schools.
 
Physician/surgeon, counseling and social services, and physician assistant postings all increased this quarter.
 
Grab this image and share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and anywhere else you like!
 
The PA profession is on the rise - and not just in the U.S.
 
Two recent polls show physicians prefer having PAs by their side.
 
COOA Director Liz Roe spoke with Courtney Doran, PA-C, about IAPA's success at the statehouse in 2013.
 
COOA Director Liz Roe recently sat down with TAPA leaders to discuss TAPA's legislative success in 2013.
 
Jeff Callard, PA-C, is the AAPA 2013 Outstanding PA of the Year.
 
Legislation would allow PAs to order home health services for Medicare beneficiaries.
 
RxSavingsPlus is a free discount card that saves your patients money on prescriptions not covered by insurance.
 
Help your patients understand what a PA is with AAPA's new printable "I'm a PA" brochure.
 
Relive the excitement of the many learning, networking and social activities at AAPA's annual conference.
 
A recent American College of Cardiology survey shows an increase of PAs in the field.
 
National Men's Health Week encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
 
Need a quick way to explain what a PA is? Look no further than AAPA's new and improved infographic.
 
Program would allow more former military medics and people of color to become PAs.
 
A Forbes article highlights increasing comfort with PAs.
 
HealthHIV is surveying primary care providers as it assesses HIV care across the nation.
 
Patricia Iven, PA, went to Moore, Okla., with her family to assist with recovery efforts from May 20's tornado.
 
Russell Callender, an Army veteran, received the 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant Leadership Award.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, gives an overview of this burgeoning field.
 
Paul Winter, a PA in St. Louis, spoke with NPR about a bill allowing physician assistants more flexibility in how they provide care.
 
There's still time to join your peers on a fascinating healthcare/physician assistants delegation to Cuba this fall.
 
Florida healthcare providers have vowed to work together to promote patient-centered, physician-led teams.
 
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) reintroduced legislation in the House that would extend electronic health record (EHR) Medicaid (...)
 
On April 11, PA students in Wisconsin gathered for an evening of socializing, networking and comparing notes.
 
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Student Writing Competition, sponsored by JAAPA and PAEA.
 
For the first time, NPs, PAs and practice administrators will be inducted as fellows and senior fellows.
 
Freelancer Nichele Hoskins writes about a program partnering PA students with teens to care for Georgia farm workers.
 
Support your peers—and patients—by taking the 2013 AAPA Census.
 
This short PowerPoint presentation provides a general overview of the PA profession for all audiences.
 
Chase Hungerford counts down key lessons from his experience to date.
 
PA student Nick Gibson is currently climbing Mount Everest as part of an all-military team.
 
President Obama’s blueprint for FY 2014 prioritizes PA education and boosting primary care providers.
 
Volunteers are needed to review content for AAPA’s National Quality Improvement Initiative in Diabetes.
 
Lauren Zajac, PA-C and Ashley Klinger, PA-C use teledermatology to help patients in rural Pennsylvania.
 
The American Academy of Physician Assistants seeks PA volunteers to help craft CME for its annual conference and beyond.
 
This month, AAPA fellow members will vote on candidates for positions on the AAPA Board of Directors.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, speculates what changes may lie ahead with the new technology.
 
Adam Ghosh discusses the top benefits of temporary PA jobs.
 
A new CME course brings you up to date on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.
 
The Student Academy of AAPA is looking for practicing PAs to submit open-ended and multiple choice questions for the 2013 Challenge Bowl.
 
A new survey shows a spike in temporary PAs and NPs.
 
David Keahey, MSPH, PA-C, was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.
 
STOMP The Monster is a charitable organization providing financial and personal support for cancer patients.
 
Andrea Morgado offers some advice on taking care of yourself in school.
 
People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is planning a physician assistant delegation to Cuba, Sept. 13-21.
 
AAPA seeks volunteers to help its Board of Directors evaluate and potentially redesign the AAPA Awards Program.
 
The Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline Workgroup wants your feedback on a guideline protocol.
 
The hospital's program starts this fall with an open house next month.
 
Michael P. Halasy examines whether tort reform is an effective way to bring down health costs.
 
The National Kidney Disease Education Program helps you share information about kidney health.
 
This is the first in a new series on PAsConnect looking at preceptors: who they are, why they're precepting and what they enjoy about it.
 
The lack of primary care physicians has signaled the need to pour more federal dollars into this area of medicine, says Dr. Darron Smith.
 
Courtney Doran, PA-C, IAPA Legislative Chair, offers tips from her recent rally at the statehouse.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, discovers the frustration of explaining his role in patient care.
 
IMPACT's Student Poster Session is now accepting submissions.
 
New poll figures indicate the majority of Kentuckians are comfortable seeing a PA.
 
AAPA seeks PAs for four advisory panels with PCORI.
 
Zachary Leonard, PA-C, shares the healthcare system dilemmas he's confronting as a new PA.
 
The New York Times and numerous other media outlets misreport how changes would affect PAs.
 
Steve Martin, a PA in Tampa, Fla., traveled to Long Beach, New York two weeks after Superstorm Sandy.
 
A new survey finds medical groups and healthcare organizations plan to boost hiring and pay for PAs.
 
Webinar on the treatment of post-traumatic headaches in veterans offers free CME
 
David Paulk, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA, will write the introduction for public comment on the panel's work.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C reflects on her path to becoming a PA.
 
Congress needs to include hospice and workers comp provisions in any end-of-year legislation.
 
Alicia Dill and Jenny Rizel have been selected to be members of the 51-member Student Academy.
 
It's not too late to get a flu shot or get your patients vaccinated. See who's most at risk from the virus.
 
Mona Sedrak, Ph.D., PA-C, describes the rewards of sharing your wisdom with other PAs.
 
Jacqueline Cristini, PA, MMSc, is a PA at the JFK Neuroscience Institute in Edison, N.J.
 
Maureen O’ Brien, a second-year physician assistant student in the associate in science program at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Campus.
 
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week runs from Nov. 12-18 this year.
 
Merri-Beth Cully, MPA, PA-C, has devoted many hours to the care of the nation’s wounded warriors.
 
Brittney O'Grady, PA-S, shares what she loves about the PA profession.
 
This video acknowledges the sacrifices military PAs and veterans have made to serve their country and their patients.
 
Denni Woodmansee, PA-C, discusses what PAs can do to help returning veterans.
 
As PAs, you can play a role in veteran suicide prevention.
 
Elizabet Figueroa decided to become a PA after serving alongside them in the Coast Guard.
 
Bianca Belcher discovered a great app for note taking on an iPad.
 
A PA in Northern Virginia caught a diagnosis several specialists overlooked.
 
Joshua Stone shares his story about graduating from PA school and choosing to pursue a career in the Navy.
 
Stephanie Radix lays out the things to keep in mind if you’re taking a breather from the clinical world.
 
Harrison Reed bemoans the slew of inaccurate terms for PAs found in job posts.
 
Bianca Belcher offers some words of wisdom on scoring your first gig out of PA school.
 
San Clemente, Calif. Mayor Jim Evert recently proclaimed Oct. 6-12 as Physician Assistant Week for the city.
 
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement on Oct. 5 in honor of National PA Week (Oct. 6-12).
 
HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), an online healthcare recruiting solutions provider, has created the following fact sheet on PA employment statistics.
 
Brian Cole, MD, works with Kyle Pilz, PA-C, and Natalie Podboy, PA-C, treating the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox sports teams.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 6, physician assistants will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.
 
We honored PAs in our community who deserve recognition and spread the word about PAs and what they do.
 
The suicide rate among the military community has recently increased to one active-duty member of our Armed Forces per day.
 
Flu season is back. Get up to speed on vaccinations, infection control, prevention, treatment and diagnosis.
 
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the healthcare law, what does it mean for you?   1. As an American and voter, it means that –
    - You (...)
     
PAs partner with veterans as part of the cross-country cycling journey known as the Long Road Home. The Long Road Home Project, designed to help (...)
 
Forbes Magazine continues to rate the physician assistant degree as the #1 master’s degree to pursue, beating out other medical and technological degrees.
 
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has created a new public relations campaign recognizing a clinician in the field each week (for 40 weeks) to (...)
 
PA James Grepling is recognized as the inaugural PA-Patient Hero of the Year. The award, presented in partnership by AAPA and Health Monitor Network, (...)
 
Student PAs match medical wits in annual challenge bowl face-off and Nova Southeastern Jacksonville wins for the first time in school history.
 
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Take AAPA's membership satisfaction survey and be entered to win a $250 Amazon card!
 
Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA, explains why PAs need to protect themselves with personal liability insurance.
 
If you’re a PA who can see the healthcare landscape from 30,000-ft., we want to hear from you!
 
Lisa Walker, a PA and former sign language interpreter, says non-English-speaking patients need specialized interpreters.
 
PAs get a special deal on this patient simulation program that's eligible for CME.
 
Join other PA baseball fans as we close down the park for this private tour.
 
Rich Bottner talks about his struggle and offers tips for providers.
 
Learn about the pledge PA students take at their white coat ceremonies.
 
If you're a student or fellow AAPA member, you can save $100 on a one-year subscription.
 
Katrina Grablin, MSPAS, PA-C, encourages her fellow PAs to get involved this year.
 
Meet the PA who was a special guest at the State of the Union.
 
Three exciting new opportunities for AAPA members to get involved.
 
Students reflect on their experiences at the fall 2013 event.
 
Amanda Shelley, MPAS, PA-C, will sit in the presidential box along with first lady Michelle Obama during tonight's annual State of the Union address.
 
MedPage Today explores the agility of physician assistants.
 
Andrew Iwanik, AAPA senior manager for reimbursement advocacy, gives a quick explanation of this Medicare policy.
 
On Jan. 10, AAPA hosted a virtual briefing for the media to learn more about PAs in specialties.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, walks through a critical transition on the PA path.
 
Rich Bottner offers a proposal for creating a new generation of PA leaders.
 
The Weather Channel recently used comments from President Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, for a story.
 
Nominate them for one of the American Academy of Physician Assistants' awards!
 
Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, was recently selected as the president/CEO of the National Commission on Certification of (...)
 
Randall L. Owen has gone where few PAs have gone before—NASA.
 
Robert Higginson practices at VCU Health System’s Infectious Diseases Clinic.
 
Heather Trafton, MBA, PA-C, is director of performance at Steward Health Care.
 
Beth Grivett, PA-C, is a lead physician assistant at OptumHealth in Southern California.
 
Robert M. Blumm, MA, PA-C, outlines the dangers of becoming complacent in your practice.
 
Now is the perfect time for physician assistants to fill a desperately needed role.
 
John "JJ" Jenkins offers a few indispensable tools for PA students and PAs working in emergency care.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
Tim McCreary, MS, PA-C, talks about working with the Indian Health Service in rural Utah.
 
JJ Jenkins learns a valuable lesson from his preceptor.
 
Ifeatu “Ify” Okafor is a PA student at the University of Texas Southwestern and former Texas Tech student-athlete.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, shares her favorite free orthopaedic tools.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
The REAL Awards honor health workers delivering care in the some of the world’s most underserved communities.
 
HEALTHeCAREERS Network recently updated its yearly fact sheet on PA employment statistics.
 
Three PAs were profiled as part of the series.
 
NBC 8 in Lancaster County, Pa., aired a very positive story about physician assistants during National PA Week.
 
An event celebrating PAs reminds Bernard Stuetz, PA-C, how much the profession has changed over the decades.
 
Rich Bottner, a PA student at Quinnipiac University, relates a life-altering experience that led him to become a PA.
 
The accrediting body for PA programs releases an update.
 
AAPA is profiling PAs with diabetes expertise to share their experience and offer some advice.
 
Register for the AAPA Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 9, 2013, and meet with hiring managers looking for PAs like you!
 
Physician assistant programs may now become eligible to award Category 1 CME to their preceptors.
 
Michael Nowak, PA-C, and his team treated approximately 1,300 patients during their trip.
 
A medical careers program director at a Chicago school surprises a local columnist.
 
Abe Balsamo, PA-C, is a PA in emergency medicine who empowers providers with his smartphone apps.
 
Tammy Stewart, PA-C, is interviewed on "Good Day Atlanta."
 
No need to panic: Your local physician assistant is just a phone call away.
 
Chase Hungerford outlines his priorities as the semester begins.
 
Employers in fast-growing outpatient care sites are turning to PAs and NPs.
 
PA Theresa Shelton explains how allergy testing works in an article for the Austin American-Statesman.
 
An American Academy of Family Physicians study finds fewer PAs choosing primary care.
 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule threatens PAs' role in admitting patients.
 
Are you an AAPA member looking to expand your network?
 
Students at the Penn College of Technology will work the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.
 
Discover how to properly diagnose and treat androgen deficiency with a new course.
 
The unwanted jobs are the ones your patients need you to fill, writes Lawrence Herman, PA-C and AAPA president.
 
Catch a special panel discussion between PAs and NPs on healthcare teamwork.
 
The publication acknowledges PAs' increased presence nationwide.
 
New law improves physician-PA ratios and calls for modernization of PA regulations.
 
A new CME course deals with chronic pain.
 
A local politician proposes walk-in clinics in city schools.
 
Physician/surgeon, counseling and social services, and physician assistant postings all increased this quarter.
 
Grab this image and share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and anywhere else you like!
 
The PA profession is on the rise - and not just in the U.S.
 
Two recent polls show physicians prefer having PAs by their side.
 
COOA Director Liz Roe spoke with Courtney Doran, PA-C, about IAPA's success at the statehouse in 2013.
 
COOA Director Liz Roe recently sat down with TAPA leaders to discuss TAPA's legislative success in 2013.
 
Jeff Callard, PA-C, is the AAPA 2013 Outstanding PA of the Year.
 
Legislation would allow PAs to order home health services for Medicare beneficiaries.
 
RxSavingsPlus is a free discount card that saves your patients money on prescriptions not covered by insurance.
 
Help your patients understand what a PA is with AAPA's new printable "I'm a PA" brochure.
 
Relive the excitement of the many learning, networking and social activities at AAPA's annual conference.
 
A recent American College of Cardiology survey shows an increase of PAs in the field.
 
National Men's Health Week encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
 
Need a quick way to explain what a PA is? Look no further than AAPA's new and improved infographic.
 
Program would allow more former military medics and people of color to become PAs.
 
A Forbes article highlights increasing comfort with PAs.
 
HealthHIV is surveying primary care providers as it assesses HIV care across the nation.
 
Patricia Iven, PA, went to Moore, Okla., with her family to assist with recovery efforts from May 20's tornado.
 
Russell Callender, an Army veteran, received the 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant Leadership Award.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, gives an overview of this burgeoning field.
 
Paul Winter, a PA in St. Louis, spoke with NPR about a bill allowing physician assistants more flexibility in how they provide care.
 
There's still time to join your peers on a fascinating healthcare/physician assistants delegation to Cuba this fall.
 
Florida healthcare providers have vowed to work together to promote patient-centered, physician-led teams.
 
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) reintroduced legislation in the House that would extend electronic health record (EHR) Medicaid (...)
 
On April 11, PA students in Wisconsin gathered for an evening of socializing, networking and comparing notes.
 
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Student Writing Competition, sponsored by JAAPA and PAEA.
 
For the first time, NPs, PAs and practice administrators will be inducted as fellows and senior fellows.
 
Freelancer Nichele Hoskins writes about a program partnering PA students with teens to care for Georgia farm workers.
 
Support your peers—and patients—by taking the 2013 AAPA Census.
 
This short PowerPoint presentation provides a general overview of the PA profession for all audiences.
 
Chase Hungerford counts down key lessons from his experience to date.
 
PA student Nick Gibson is currently climbing Mount Everest as part of an all-military team.
 
President Obama’s blueprint for FY 2014 prioritizes PA education and boosting primary care providers.
 
Volunteers are needed to review content for AAPA’s National Quality Improvement Initiative in Diabetes.
 
Lauren Zajac, PA-C and Ashley Klinger, PA-C use teledermatology to help patients in rural Pennsylvania.
 
The American Academy of Physician Assistants seeks PA volunteers to help craft CME for its annual conference and beyond.
 
This month, AAPA fellow members will vote on candidates for positions on the AAPA Board of Directors.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, speculates what changes may lie ahead with the new technology.
 
Adam Ghosh discusses the top benefits of temporary PA jobs.
 
A new CME course brings you up to date on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.
 
The Student Academy of AAPA is looking for practicing PAs to submit open-ended and multiple choice questions for the 2013 Challenge Bowl.
 
A new survey shows a spike in temporary PAs and NPs.
 
David Keahey, MSPH, PA-C, was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.
 
STOMP The Monster is a charitable organization providing financial and personal support for cancer patients.
 
Andrea Morgado offers some advice on taking care of yourself in school.
 
People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is planning a physician assistant delegation to Cuba, Sept. 13-21.
 
AAPA seeks volunteers to help its Board of Directors evaluate and potentially redesign the AAPA Awards Program.
 
The Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline Workgroup wants your feedback on a guideline protocol.
 
The hospital's program starts this fall with an open house next month.
 
Michael P. Halasy examines whether tort reform is an effective way to bring down health costs.
 
The National Kidney Disease Education Program helps you share information about kidney health.
 
This is the first in a new series on PAsConnect looking at preceptors: who they are, why they're precepting and what they enjoy about it.
 
The lack of primary care physicians has signaled the need to pour more federal dollars into this area of medicine, says Dr. Darron Smith.
 
Courtney Doran, PA-C, IAPA Legislative Chair, offers tips from her recent rally at the statehouse.
 
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA, discovers the frustration of explaining his role in patient care.
 
IMPACT's Student Poster Session is now accepting submissions.
 
New poll figures indicate the majority of Kentuckians are comfortable seeing a PA.
 
AAPA seeks PAs for four advisory panels with PCORI.
 
Zachary Leonard, PA-C, shares the healthcare system dilemmas he's confronting as a new PA.
 
The New York Times and numerous other media outlets misreport how changes would affect PAs.
 
Steve Martin, a PA in Tampa, Fla., traveled to Long Beach, New York two weeks after Superstorm Sandy.
 
A new survey finds medical groups and healthcare organizations plan to boost hiring and pay for PAs.
 
Webinar on the treatment of post-traumatic headaches in veterans offers free CME
 
David Paulk, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA, will write the introduction for public comment on the panel's work.
 
Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C reflects on her path to becoming a PA.
 
Congress needs to include hospice and workers comp provisions in any end-of-year legislation.
 
Alicia Dill and Jenny Rizel have been selected to be members of the 51-member Student Academy.
 
It's not too late to get a flu shot or get your patients vaccinated. See who's most at risk from the virus.
 
Mona Sedrak, Ph.D., PA-C, describes the rewards of sharing your wisdom with other PAs.
 
Jacqueline Cristini, PA, MMSc, is a PA at the JFK Neuroscience Institute in Edison, N.J.
 
Maureen O’ Brien, a second-year physician assistant student in the associate in science program at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Campus.
 
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week runs from Nov. 12-18 this year.
 
Merri-Beth Cully, MPA, PA-C, has devoted many hours to the care of the nation’s wounded warriors.
 
Brittney O'Grady, PA-S, shares what she loves about the PA profession.
 
This video acknowledges the sacrifices military PAs and veterans have made to serve their country and their patients.
 
Denni Woodmansee, PA-C, discusses what PAs can do to help returning veterans.
 
As PAs, you can play a role in veteran suicide prevention.
 
Elizabet Figueroa decided to become a PA after serving alongside them in the Coast Guard.
 
Bianca Belcher discovered a great app for note taking on an iPad.
 
A PA in Northern Virginia caught a diagnosis several specialists overlooked.
 
Joshua Stone shares his story about graduating from PA school and choosing to pursue a career in the Navy.
 
Stephanie Radix lays out the things to keep in mind if you’re taking a breather from the clinical world.
 
Harrison Reed bemoans the slew of inaccurate terms for PAs found in job posts.
 
Bianca Belcher offers some words of wisdom on scoring your first gig out of PA school.
 
San Clemente, Calif. Mayor Jim Evert recently proclaimed Oct. 6-12 as Physician Assistant Week for the city.
 
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement on Oct. 5 in honor of National PA Week (Oct. 6-12).
 
HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), an online healthcare recruiting solutions provider, has created the following fact sheet on PA employment statistics.
 
Brian Cole, MD, works with Kyle Pilz, PA-C, and Natalie Podboy, PA-C, treating the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox sports teams.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 6, physician assistants will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.
 
We honored PAs in our community who deserve recognition and spread the word about PAs and what they do.
 
The suicide rate among the military community has recently increased to one active-duty member of our Armed Forces per day.
 
Flu season is back. Get up to speed on vaccinations, infection control, prevention, treatment and diagnosis.
 
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PAs partner with veterans as part of the cross-country cycling journey known as the Long Road Home. The Long Road Home Project, designed to help (...)
 
Forbes Magazine continues to rate the physician assistant degree as the #1 master’s degree to pursue, beating out other medical and technological degrees.
 
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has created a new public relations campaign recognizing a clinician in the field each week (for 40 weeks) to (...)
 
PA James Grepling is recognized as the inaugural PA-Patient Hero of the Year. The award, presented in partnership by AAPA and Health Monitor Network, (...)
 
Student PAs match medical wits in annual challenge bowl face-off and Nova Southeastern Jacksonville wins for the first time in school history.
 
On May 14th, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed HB 5515, legislation that will improve Connecticut’s Physician Assistant Practice Act, the (...)
 
PA Professional seeks articles for the fall issue of First Rounds, the magazine’s student section. The 6-page second edition, PA Professional seeks (...)
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have proposed a recommendation to screen all persons born during 1945 through 1965 for hepatitis C (...)
 
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Critical Review And Skills enHancement (CRASH) - Emergency Medicine for Physician Assistants is presented in a unique, no nonsense format designed to (...)
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have proposed a recommendation to screen all persons born during 1945 through (...)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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