American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of PAs is the national professional society for physicians assistants. The AAPA website provides tools and other resources designed to improve PA practice and patient care. While some of the content is limited to members only, much of the information is available for free.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, the NCCPA is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. The organization provides certification programs that reflect standards, skills, and professional behaviors required upon entry into practice and throughout the careers of PAs. The site also includes information on the PANCE examination eligibility and registration.
U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine serves as an essential portal to resources for healthcare providers and their patients. Use this federally funded site to access biomedical literature, drug and chemical information, a clinical trials database, and much more.
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA)
A chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) serves to promote public awareness and understanding of PAs, advocates on behalf of Wisconsin PAs, and assists in providing information on employment and continuing medical education. While some of the content is limited to members only, much of the information is available for free.