Organizations Every Physician Assistant Should Consider Joining

Physician assistant national associations or local organizations gives PAs access to risk management education, best practices in patient care, as well as peer networks to advance their career

Being a member of a physician assistant association, whether at a national level or belonging to a local chapter, provides physician assistants with access to continuing education, annual conferences, newsletters full of up-to-date industry information, best practice advice, a network of peers to connect with, as well as local networking events to attend. CM&F has protected the personal livelihood of physician assistants for many years with superior physician assistant malpractice insurance.

To show our appreciation to those professionals who show dedication to their career by participating in membership associations for physician assistants, we often will extend a discount, pending regulatory approval by states agencies, to members for our comprehensive, affordable physician assistant insurance coverage. Below is a list of physician assistant associations for you to check out as you look to expand your career or knowledge of the profession.

Organizations Every Physician Assistant Should Consider Joining

American Academy of Physician Assistants

​AAPA is a national professional society comprised of over 131,000 physician assistants across all 50 states. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the professions and the patients they serve.

Physician Assistant Education Association

Founded in 1972, PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders.

PAs in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT)

PAs in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine (PAVMT) was founded in 2018 in response to the growing trend toward telemedicine. A small team of PAs practicing in the telehealth space realized that few of their professional colleagues seemed to be doing anything similar. In response, they formed PAVMT to expand the use of telemedicine across the PA profession at large, and to help ensure the PA profession is a major player in this growing field. With a mission focused on telehealth education, advocacy, legislation and employment, PAVMT has established itself as the leader in the telemedicine space for PA’s.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

ARC-PA is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education.

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

​The NCCPA provides certification programs that reflect standards for clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning and other medical skills as well as professional behaviors required upo entry into practice and throughout their careers as physician assistants.

We Share A Goal

There are countless organizations that look after the interest of physician assistants. At CM&F, we share a similar goal with these organizations. Whether it’s by offering affordable student physician assistant malpractice insurance for those in school, portable malpractice insurance for physician assistants for those working at multiple locations, or physician assistant group insurance, CM&F has put the unique needs of PAs first!

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Resources for Physician Assistants

At CM&F, we believe in the importance of a lifelong relationship, and in order to build that we are dedicated to being an educational resource for PAs. To accomplish this we have compiled a vast amount of information from salary figures, to career growth opportunities, and even blog posts written by fellow healthcare professionals.

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