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The 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.


May Meeting of the PHSAPA

Wednesday 1 May 2024

2000-2100 ET

Via MS Teams

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Meeting ID: 287 844 075 448
Passcode: uDpD6s

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+1 240-800-7959,,337738803#   United States, Bethesda

Phone Conference ID: 337 738 803#


The Annual Meeting will occur during the

2024 Annual AAPA Conference

Houston, TX

Sunday, 19 May 1600-1730

Marriott Marquis Houston, level 3, Room-Briargrove A

A link for virtual attendance will be provided prior to the meeting.

Interested in Volunteering with the PHSAPA?

Volunteers are needed to serve as Subcommittee Co-Leads


        • Membership & Elections, 
        • Legislative, 
        • Continuing Medical Education, 
        • Workforce, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ad Hoc Subcommittees:
        • PHSAPA Name Change
        • Bylaws revision
        • PHSAPA Coin redesign
        • New Website Build 

PHSAPA is always in need of volunteers USCG, USPHS, civilian federal PA, and PA Students are all welcome to volunteer.  

To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact CAPT Tracy Branch at 

Do you want to help develop the next generation of PAs?

The National Society of Black Physician Assistants is seeking PAs to present clinical cases to Pre-PA students. 

Since the pandemic, Pre-PA students have had difficulty securing the shadowing opportunities necessary to apply to PA programs. Virtual Shadowing offers practicing PAs the opportunity to develop and present clinical cases virtually to students. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn similar to in-person shadowing. To learn more about this opportunity visit the NSBPA website. Or you can sign up to be a Virtual Preceptor here.

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 

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

Next Meeting of the PHSAPA

Wednesday, 1 May 2024

2000-2100 ET

Join Zoom Meeting 

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 287 844 075 448
Passcode: uDpD6s

Download Teams | Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 240-800-7959,,337738803#   United States, Bethesda

Phone Conference ID: 337 738 803#

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