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Physician Assistant: PA Associations and Organizations

This Research Guide will help PA students find Library resources and useful websites for their PA classes and projects. When looking for resources for PH classes, the Public Health Research Guide may be more appropriate.

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PA Associations and Organizations

The AGAPE Center Listings for Physician Assistant Associations and Organizations
Links to national, state and local physician assistant associations and organizations.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants
Official website for the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
Website for PA’s that are specializing in surgery. There is a section for students offering scholarship information and opportunities.

American College of Clinicians
The ACC website represents PA’s and Nurse Practitioners and promotes understanding of the two professions.

The American Public Health Association
The major site for public health professionals emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.

American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants (ASOPA)
Is an organization for physician assistants who specialize in orthopaedic board certified surgery.

Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants
The Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants represents primary care PAs.

Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology
APAOG is a professional association devoted exclusively to PAs practicing in women's health.

The Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry
The Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry is dedicated to the development and advancement of Physician Assistants working in psychiatry.

California Academy of Physician Assistants
This is the California chapter of the Academy of Physician Assistants. It offers information on the profession and about working in the profession in California.

CMA County Affiliates
A complete listing of California county medical associations and societies.

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Information on how to become a licensed PA, how to sign up for PANCE, etc.

Physician Assistant Education Association
This national organization represents PA educational programs.