PA is About to Get a New Meaning

Physician Assistant to Physician Associate Name Change

 Have you heard, the Physician Assistant profession is about to become the Physician Associate profession. Learn more about the change here.

Frequently Asked Questions related to the name change have been developed and will be updated regularly. Visit the link to learn more.

 Do you have questions about the title change? You can email your questions to

USPHS PA in National Spotlight

LTJG German S. Herrera, MPAS, PA-C, USPHS was featured in multiple AAPA social media sites in an article titled, "I’m a PA in the U.S. Public Health Service."

Congratulations LTJG Herrera!

Click here to read the article

2021 AAPA Conference is virtual

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Veterans Caucus Memorial Ceremony

View the Veterans Caucus Virtual Memorial Ceremony and Scholarship video

The 2022 AAPA Conference will be in Indianapolis, Indiana 

A call for presentations is open until 31 July 2021. To learn more visit the AAPA website.

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The PHSAPA is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).The PHSAPA is the national organization for active duty and retired Physician Assistant Officers of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).  We also represent civilian Physician Assistants who are employed within the federal government.

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