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American Academy of Physician Assistants
- American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants, founded in 1968. The Academy’s website provides educational and career resources in addition to news, research, and events of interest to physician assistants.
- What is a PA? answers the question by providing a brief definition of a physician assistant in text, and in English and Spanish videos. There are several other questions that lead to information about physician assistants’ education, certification, and roles as health care providers.
- Become a PA presents the process of becoming a physician assistant in a five-step outline. This page also features a video in which several physician assistants describe why they love their profession.
- Student Academy (SAAAPA), the segment of the AAPA for PAs in training, offers paraprofessional opportunities and resources for students in physician assistants programs. Members can connect with other students with similar professional interests in SAAAPA’s various societies, or take on a leadership role within SAAAPA’s Board of Directors and governing bodies.
- Physician Assistant Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The Foundation operates grant and scholarship programs that help physician assistant practitioners and students make an impact both locally and worldwide.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
The Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is a not-for-profit organization that provide certification of physician assistants in the United States. The website offers information and resources about obtaining and maintain PA certification and specialty certificates. In addition, the “For the Public” area provides an overview of how a certified physician assistant in provides health care to patients.
- Certified PAs Do That! features an interactive vignette in which several certified PAs summarize what they do in addition to treating general medical issues. The vignette includes the PA’s education and certifications.
Physician Assistant Education Association
Physician Assistant History Society
- Physician Assistant History Society is dedicated to identifying and collecting appropriate materials for the preservation of the history and legacy of the physician assistant profession. The Society works to bring to life the profession’s history and illustrate how physician assistants continue to make a difference.
- Collections and Exhibits highlights selected items from the Physician Assistant History Society’s two primary collections, located in Georgia and North Carolina. Also, there are several “online exhibits” that are drawn from the Society’s collection of archive, library, and museum holdings, including posters, physical exhibits, and meeting presentations.
- Biographies offers over 120 profiles of physician assistants and individuals who have contributed to the establishment, growth, and development of the physician assistant profession. Each biography outlines unique, pioneering, or exemplary work as a journey into the profession.
- Oral Histories provides a link to the Society’s oral history collection of audio and video interviews in the online collections database. In addition, there are links to several selected audio and video clips, offering a summary description and transcripts of each clip.
- Research Library & References features a searchable online catalog of the print holdings at the Physician Assistant History Society’s Research Library. The web page also includes a selective bibliography and references as additional resources for readers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Physician Assistants outlines the employment outlook for the physician assistant profession, one of many occupations included in the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. This “Physician Assistants” site provides information about the earning potential of physician assistants, what they do, what kind of work environment they experience, and what the projected job outlook is.
Data Briefs, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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PubMed Central, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine
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