DC Academy of Physician Assistants
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PA Title Change- HOD votes to affirm change to Physician Associate

Posted 4 months ago

DCAPA Members, 

 The AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) today passed a resolution affirming "physician associate" as the official title of the PA profession by a majority vote 198 to 68. The HOD vote only starts the process; the next steps will be determined by the AAPA Board.  They will determine if or how this title change will be implemented.

Below are the results of our memeber survey:  

73% Physician Associate

27% Physician Assistant

Please see the link below:

https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2021/05/aapa-house-of-delegates-votes-to-change-profession-title-to-physician-associate/