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Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) AAPA is the only national organization that represents PAs in all specialties and all employment settings. Its membership also includes physician assistant students and supporters of the profession.  The website includes an events calendar, professional issues section, and licensing information.

Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) CAPA is a leading national professional organization which advocates for PAs and represents is membership across Canada and globally.  The CAPA website offers information on certification, employment opportunities, and the latest news.

New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) NTSSPA is the sole representative voice for over 7,000 PAs in all specialties and practice settings with the State of New York, and the largest voting block of PAs within the AAPA organization.

Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) PAEA is the only national organization representing PA educational programs in the United States. The PAEA website contains information for both faculty and students including an interactive map of PA programs in the United States and archives of the PAEA Networker, a monthly web-based newsletter.

Society of Emergency Physician Assistants (SEMPA) SEMPA is the national organization representing emergency medicine PAs and is formally recognized by and works closely with the ACEP and the AAPA regarding scope of practice, reimbursement, legislative, advocacy, and utilization of PAs.

Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA) SAAAPA is the official student organization for PAs.  The website offers useful and current information related to being a PA student and the PA profession.

Western New York Physician Assistant Association (WNYPAA) WNYPAA is a professional association for the advancement of physician assistants in the Western New York region.

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Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries and an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.



National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)  Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site includes statistical data about U.S. public health topics  such as health care, diseases, drug use, birth and death rates, and aging.



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Certification and Licensure

NCCPA-Connect  The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) site contains certification guidelines and state by state licensing board information.

NYSED’s Office of the Professions The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions website provides requirements for licensure as a registered physician assistant in New York State

Physician Assistant Exam Review – Library Circulating

Physician Assistant Review – Library Reserve


Career Guides

From Program to Practice: A Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession, 2007 – Library Circulating

Physician Assistant's Business Practice and Legal Guide – Library Reference

The U.S. Department of Labor’s  Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook Features descriptions and summary information on physician assistant careers, discussing working conditions, job outlook, training and education needed, earnings, related occupations, and additional information sources.


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