Become the Difference
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.
Congratulations to all USPHS 2022 Promoted PAs
Selected for Captain (O-6)
Selected for Commander (O-5)
2022 U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Physician Assistant of the Year
2022 Senior Physician Assistant of the Year RADM Epifanio Elizondo Award to CAPT (sel.) Brian Burt
2021 Junior Physician Assistant of the Year RADM Michael Milner Award to Lieutenant Commander Brandon Wyche
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Award Reviews
The PAPAG Awards subcommittee members are ready to help review your award narratives!
If you are interested in having your award reviewed, submit the award narrative and any relevant documents (specific agency format/templates, etc.) to
LCDR Gina Tomkus, PAPAG Awards Subcommittee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Volunteering with the PHSAPA?
The PHSAPA is always in need of volunteers interested in supporting the professional name change workgroup, PA professional development, PA student recruitment and other activities.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact CAPT Tracy Branch at email@example.com
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
Next Meeting of the PHSAPA
Wednesday, 6 July 2022 from 2000-2100 ET
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 0443 4118
Conference Call #: 301 715 8592
Passcode: 835 0443 4118