Quick Links for Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Programs A list by state of accredited Physician Assistant Programs.


American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the only national professional association that represents all PA’s across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the armed forces, and the federal services.


Central Application Service for Physician Assistant (PA) CASPA offers applicants a convenient, state-of the-art, Web-based application service that will allow you to apply to any number of participating PA educational programs by completing a single application. The on-line application was specifically designed for your ease and convenience.


Physician Assistant Shadow Online This site requires you to register (it is FREE) and you enter a location(s) for where you would like to shadow. This is a new site and is still in the growing phase. They are continuing to add new PA’s everyday.


PA ForumThe Physician Assistant Forum has become the largest online social network of physician assistants, physician assistant students and those interested in becoming a physician assistant. The forum has over 14 years of experience related information and physician assistant jobs or employment opportunities. The forum has a large physician assistant school section with tons of helpful information for applying and interviews.


The Online PA Programs Directory PAEA organizes this directory and a one-year subscription costs $35; past pre-PA students found it to be a wonderful investment and resource.

The online directory lists contact information, applicationdeadlines, entrance requirements, curricula, tuition, and much more for all accredited PA programs. The directory's search function allows you to conduct customized searches by many different criteria, including tuition fees, credentials or degrees sought, application deadlines,entrance exams, health experience requirements, and CASPA participation. You can easily compare the nearly 160 PA programs nationwide to find the best fit for you. The directory is essential for applicants, counselors, educators, librarians, and health professionals. Access a one-year subscription for $35 by clicking here.



Updated 2/4/2013 JMV