American Academy of Physician Assistants


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(AAPA) (ă-mer'i-kăn ă-kad'ĕ-mē fi-zish'ŭn ă-sis'tănts)
Organized professional group of physician assistants.
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Participating organizations included the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Academy of Physician Assistants, National Cancer Institute, National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, National League for Nursing, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Physician Assistant Education Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.
The Association Session was facilitated by Ed Simon, regional vice president of sales for ALHI; Don Neal, executive vice president of Leading Authorities; and Amy Phillips, ALHI IAC member and vice president of meetings and corporate relations for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The Corporate Session was conducted by Laurie Knapp, ALHI senior vice president; Jim Gilmore; and Gia Stale> manager of meetings and events for Healthpoint, Ltd.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the only national professional organization representing PAs in all medical and surgical specialties, yet it was not listed in one chart.
Besides the above mentioned journals, other medical titles produced by Haymarket Media include "Renal & Urology News," "Cortlandt Forum," "Clinical Advisor," "Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants," "McKnight's Long Term Care News" and "Assisted Living."
The American Academy of Physician Assistants conducts an annual census survey of PAs.
The path taken by PAs generally follows that of medical students and physicians, said Nancy Hughes, vice president of communications and information services for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. According to AAPA's survey data, over the past 7 years there has been little change in the percentage of respondents who say they work in surgery or a surgical subspecialty, perform invasive procedures, or assist with surgery.
Available on the American Academy of Physician Assistants Web site: www.aapa.org/geninfo1.html.
If you wanted to learn what issues are important to, say, the American Academy of Physician Assistants or the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, you'd have to journey beyond the district line, and in particular to Alexandria, Va., a small suburb located a few miles down the Potomac.
The number of physician assistants in clinical practice continues to increase, as the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) estimates there will be more than 50,000 by the middle of this year.
Nearly 43% of physician assistants (PAs) work in a physician's office, up from about 40% in 2002, according to the 2003 annual census of PAs conducted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
[4.] American Academy of Physician Assistants. Physician Assistants Statistics & Trends 1991-1998.

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