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American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Associates is the national professional society for PAs (physician associates/physician assistants). It represents a profession of more than 159,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services.
AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. We work to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs. We also enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.
-from the ABOUT page of the website
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PA Associations & Organizations
American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA)
AASPA is the premier support organization for surgical PAs in all operative settings and specialties who seek to better their careers, their professions and the quality of patient care. AASPA was formed for surgical PAs, by surgical PAs. -from the "About AASPA" page of the website.
Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology
APAOG is the professional association representing Obstetrics and Gynecologic (OBGYN) Physician Associates in the United States. We support PAs practicing obstetrics, gynecology, and all its subspecialties by advancing the role of PAs to serve our patients throughout their lifespan. We provide a network to better engage on various topics and serve our community better. Our priority is to promote equitable care through education, research, advocacy, inclusivity, and leadership.
APAOG’s vision is that PAs will provide access to high-quality care around the nation abroad, to all women. -from the website's "About" page.
California Academy of PAs
MISSION STATEMENT:The mission of the California Academy of PAs is to represent and serve PAs statewide. As an advocate of its members for the provision of quality healthcare, in collaboration with all healthcare professionals, CAPA will enhance, educate and empower PAs for the ultimate benefit of their patients.
VISION STATEMENT: Fully integrate PAs into every aspect of California’s healthcare.
-from the website's "About" page.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
NCCPA is the only certifying organization for PAs in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, NCCPA provides certification programs that reflect standards for clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning and other medical skills and professional behaviors required upon entry into practice and throughout the careers of PAs. - from the "Who We Are" page on the website
The Physician Associate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that promotes better health and wellness by providing PAs and PA students with philanthropic opportunities and resources. It is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), representing a profession of approximately 150,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services. - from the "About US" page of the website.
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) is the only national organization representing PA educational programs. PAEA works to ensure quality PA education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession, and the health care industry. - from the website's homepage.