Useful Links

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

  • Year Founded: 1968
  • Mission: “AAPA leads the profession and empowers members to advance their careers and enhance patient health.”
  • Values: Leadership & Service, Unity & Teamwork, Accountability & Transparency, Excellence & Quality
  • Hosts annual AAPA Conference: May 14-18 (2016)
  • PA Week: October 6-12
  • Website:
    • AAPA student membership page

Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

  • Year Founded: 1972
  • Mission: “PAEA’s mission is to pursue excellence, foster faculty development, advance the body of knowledge that defines quality education and patient-centered care, and promote diversity in all aspects of physician assistant education.”
  • Values: Collegiality, Scholarship, Excellence, Service, Diversity, Ethical Behavior, Integrity, Respect
  • Website:

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

  • Year Founded: 1974
  • Mission: “To serve the public through exemplary programs that evaluate critical PA competencies and that require the pursuit of life-long learning and improvement.”
  • Vision: “To transform the delivery quality of healthcare by certifying qualified Pas through programs that improve patient care while exemplifying a commitment to excellence unparalleled among certifying organizations.”
  • Helps students take the PANCE exam upon completion of program
  • Website:

Massachusetts PA Board

Physician Assistant History Society

  • The PA History Society is dedicated to the history and legacy of the physician assistant profession through the identification and collection of appropriate papers, manuscripts, magazine and newspaper clippings, newsletters, reports, dissertations, oral histories, and visual artifacts, such as films, slides, videos, photographs, and digital images.
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Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
Department of Consumer Affairs – Physician Assistant Committee

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