Selected Physician Assistant Websites
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) – The national professional association representing all PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the armed forces, and the federal services. It provides comprehensive support and advocacy for physician assistants so that they may, in turn, provide patients with increased access to quality, cost-effective health care.
Physician Assistant History Center – Dedicated to the study, preservation and presentation of the history of the Physician Assistant profession.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) – The accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and physician assistant profession by defining the standards for physician assistant education and evaluating physician assistant educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.
Physician Assistant Educational Association (PAEA) – 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.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
The credentialing organization for physician assistants in the United States, the NCCPA is dedicated to assuring the public that certified physician assistants meet established standards of knowledge and clinical skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers.
Practicing Clinicians Exchange for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants – Continuing Education resources for Physician Assistants, including live, home-study and internet-based continuing education.
PA Online MedEd – An online resource for education utilizing a video-based approach. Indications are for free registration. Also additional tools for study include flashcards and quick tables highlighting subject specific areas.
Historical Anatomies on the Web (National Library of Medicine) – A digital project sponsored by the NLM offering high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the Library’s collection.
Cells Alive – A site that promotes study of cellular biology through interactive videos, games and puzzles, filled with images that enhance learning.
The Whole Brain Atlas (Harvard Medical) – An image-based site sponsored by Harvard Medical with hundreds of brain images.