Introducing: AAPA’s Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives
Posted by Kimberly MackeyComment

AAPA_Kimberly MackeyWhat is the RSI commission?

We are the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives. We are PAs from across the U.S. looking at trends in healthcare that affect our profession, and we provide strategic thought leadership to AAPA for the PA profession.

What healthcare trends are we focusing on?

1. Executive PA Leadership Pathways
2. Fee-for-Value Reimbursement
3. Content of Care

Where can you learn more about the commission?

Read “Paving the Way,” a blog by Heidi Felix, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, the RSI commission chair, as she comments on the call for executive leadership pathways for PAs. After each monthly conference call, the commission sends out tweets on information and ideas that affect us as PAs.You can  join in the #PAThinkTank and the #RSI Commission Twitter conversation. Also, follow @AAPAorg and be on the lookout for monthly #RSI tweets.

Additionally, our commission is seeking out PAs in leadership roles and would love to hear about your road to success. Email us at

Stay tuned for more!

The commission will be writing white papers for the Academy featuring trends on various issues within the PA profession. Links to our white papers will be sent out via social media channels and will be available on our website.

We look forward to continuing our work to positively impact the PA profession, and the present and future of PAs.

Kimberly Mackey, MPAS, PA-C, is a member of the Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives. She is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch PA program and works in orthopaedic surgery in Houston. You can connect with her via @kimmackeyPA on Twitter and LinkedIn, or email her at

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