Established in April 1968, AAPA is the national voice for physician assistants (PAs) in all medical and surgical specialties. Today there are over 115,000 certified PAs in the United States. Approximately 54,000 PAs are members of AAPA; included in this membership number are 15,000 PA students.
As 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.
AAPA is a fast-paced nonprofit membership organization. Our staff combines skill and passion to advocate for the interests of PAs and their patients, and serve as an educational resource. Our office is located in the Carlisle area of Alexandria, VA., only two blocks from the Eisenhower Metro stop.