American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
The American Academy of Physician Assistants is the only organization that represents physician assistants in all specialties and all employment settings. Its membership also includes PA students and supporters of the profession. Student membership is available at a reduced rate.
Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)
The Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national organization for students enrolled in physician assistant programs. The SAAPA has an elected board and participates in many activities within the AAPA and provides a variety of resources for the current or prospective PA student. PA Student Essentials serves as the organization’s microsite for social media, blogging, journal publications, and leadership development.
Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA)
The Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants promotes the PA profession through legislative advocacy, continuing medical education, and community health support.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant is the independent accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.