American Academy of Physician Assistants

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About us

Established in April 1968, AAPA is the national voice for physician assistants (PAs) in all medical and surgical specialties. Today there are over 90,000 certified PAs in the United States and approximately 16,000 students in 170 PA programs. Approximately 45,000 PAs are members of AAPA; included in this membership number are 11,700 PA students. AAPA has an annual operating budget of approximately $20 million and a staff of 70. Our office is located in the Carlisle area of Alexandria, Va., only two blocks from the Eisenhower Metro stop.

AAPA is an individual membership organization. We are a leader in providing support and advocacy for PAs. We ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs, and support their efforts to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1968


Phone: 703-836-2272

2318 Mill Rd, suite 1300, Alexandria, VA, 22314, US

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