Useful Pre-PA Resources

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
APPA is the national professional society for PAs. Their site contains career and research resources and information about licensing, education, and advocacy.

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)
CASPA creates a streamlined application process for students wanting to become physician assistants. Students upload their application and supporting documents and apply to schools in one easy step. The site also provides answers to many frequently asked questions as well as instructions and participating programs.

PAs Connect
An online community administered by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, PAs Connect, provides an opportunity to communicate with and learn from practicing PAs and PA students. Visit their student section.

Physician Assistant Education Program (PAEP)
The PAEP collects, publishes and disseminates information on PA educational programs in the US, as well as provides professional services to  PAEP members. Currently, all accredited PA programs are members.

US Dept of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on PA salary, employment and location.

US News & World Report
A listing of 2015’s best grad schools for PAs. contains a summary profile for each and every PA program in the country so that users may easily compare one program with another. The site is designed to help streamline the PA program research process for prospective students and provide information for questions they may have about entrance requirements, tuition expenses, degrees awarded, program matriculation, etc.