Celebrating PA Week

Happy PA Week! We are endlessly inspired by the character, service, passion, and purpose you bring to your work – and we’re not alone. This week, the nation will celebrate the many ways PAs and their educators are building a more excellent and inclusive environment in which to work and receive care. Thank you for everything you do to shape the future of the PA profession.

A Message from PAEA CEO Sara Fletcher

“PAs hold a special place in my heart – for many reasons. For starters, it was a PA who helped me during my pregnancy with my youngest son. Her care and compassion were unparalleled. As a patient, she gave me a voice and helped others on the health care team understand my needs and concerns. My primary care clinician is also a PA who consistently goes above and beyond to care for her patients.

When I think about the PAs who have been part of my health care journey, I am reminded of the PA educators who work tirelessly to prepare students to become the kind of clinicians that patients want and need. PA educators deserve credit for the patient-centered care PAs provide.They have instilled the importance of empathetic listening and valuing the patient’s perspective, and it shows.

As PA Week begins, I want to thank all PA educators for preparing the next generation of PAs to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care. The impact of your work is tremendous and far-reaching. The students you train deliver care to their patients in the same caring and compassionate way they were taught.”

Spread the Love

Whether you work in clinical or didactic instruction, admissions or administration, precepting or research, you have a profound impact on the next generation of PAs. Your service to PA education influences not only the students you teach, but the thousands of patients who will one day be in their care as well.

Thinking back to your time as a learner, who was the person who had a profound impact on your career? If you use social media, we invite you to recognize those who have instructed and inspired you along the way with the hashtag #MyPAMentor.

Additionally, we have created the following images to post on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Save the graphics below and share them on your social media accounts, tagging PAEA.

Submit a Member Story

Share your story with us at our Member Stories web page, where we share our members’ most innovative ideas, accomplishments, personal stories, and program milestones.

Get Involved

Consider serving the profession on a national level by becoming a PAEA Volunteer. The 2023 Volunteer Application Cycle is open until October 21. View a list of open positions and learn more here.