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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    2020 Spring APPAP Business Meeting


Mark Your Calendar! Spring Business Meeting

Published on 1/01/2020

Mark your calendars to join us at the upcoming Spring Business Meeting. As soon as well have updated details we will post them on our Events page.   Spring Business Meeting May 17, 2020 Nashville, TN More details coming soon.

Linda Brandt Research Award

Published on 1/03/2019

Interested in research funding opportunities related to postgraduate PA education?  There is still time to apply for the Linda Brandt Research Award!  Applications are due by March 30th.  For more information please see our Awards page.  Please send submissions to our APPAP Research Chair, Jennifer Spisak, at Jennifer.spisak@nyulangone.org.

Alumni Liaisons Election Results Announced

Published on 1/02/2019

We are excited to introduce the next APPAP Alumni Liaisons, Sarah Campbell and Allison Schafer!  These two are already hard at work planning the alumni reception to be held in conjunction with the AAPA Conference in May in Denver, Colorado!  Thank you to all those who participated in our online voting!   Also, a big thanks to our outgoing Alumni…