APPAP is an organization that serves as a resource for Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant students interested in postgraduate education. Please see our Programs Page for a listing of available programs offered by state or specialty.

The PA Profession is based on the medical model of broad, generalist education provided by entry-level PA Programs. With this core training, PAs may be successfully integrated into any medical or surgical specialty with adequate on-the-job training and appropriate MD supervision. Post-graduate PA Residency Training Programs are voluntary. APPAP is opposed to mandates by state boards, hospitals and other employers to require postgraduate clinical training for obtaining hospital privileges or employment.


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    2023 APPAP/APGAP APP Fellowship Conference


Call for 2023 Conference Speakers

Published on 4/12/2022

Our joint APPAP/APGAP APP Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 19 - 22, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency! If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please email us with your name and topic of interest! Deadline is January 31, 2023.

Titles vs. Teams? How to Best Build the Future of Healthcare

Published on 11/09/2020

APPAP Response to Joint Letter from Emergency Medicine Physician Organizations Regarding Postgraduate Training The Association of Postgraduate PA Programs (APPAP) is the national representative of PA clinical postgraduate training programs and a constituent organization of the American Academy of PAs.  PA clinical postgraduate education has existed for nearly 50 years to accommodate the growing need for healthcare providers as well…