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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.


Next Meeting

Wednesday, 1 December from 2000-2100

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Meeting ID: 835 0443 4118

Conference Call #: 301 715 8592

Passcode: 835 0443 4118

Congratulations to all USPHS 2021 Promoted PAs

Selected for Captain (O-6)

CAPT Deborah Bishop

CAPT John Gibbons

CAPT Daniel Goldstein

CAPT Thomas Janisko

CAPT Karen Russell

CAPT Darin Wiegers

Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4)

LCDR Mandeep Singh

2021 U.S. Public Health Service 

Physician Assistant of the Year

2021 Senior Physician Assistant of the Year RADM Epifanio Elizondo Award to Commander Melinda Ruiz

2021 Junior Physician Assistant of the Year RADM Michael Milner Award to Lieutenant Commander Beth Zalno

Participate in a Physician Assistant Study
Have any of your clinicians completed an onboarding program in primary care in the last four years? The Duke Physician Assistant Research Group is currently seeking participants (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) for a study. You will find more information here. This is a HRSA-funded health workforce research center study.

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 TCIInfo@aapa.org

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