Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants
Welcome to the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants (OAPA). The OAPA, incorporated in 1974, has a long and distinguished history of serving the PA profession. A noteworthy achievement is that many of the early OAPA Officers and Board members were instrumental in launching the profession in Oklahoma and throughout the nation. This tradition continues with two OAPA members currently serving the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
In its work for the 1,200 licensed PAs in Oklahoma, the OAPA strives to provide excellent service in keeping members up to date with legislative and professional issues, being a resource for practice-related questions, advocating for the profession at state and national meetings and hosting CME events to keep local PAs current on the newest trends in medicine.
During my tenure as President, my aim is to continue to provide these day-to-day services and to adopt a best practices model for the OAPA Board's activities so that you can be assured we're working for you in the most responsive manner. I also will be asking the Board to take a critical look at our outdated Practice Act and move towards modernization during the 2015 legislative session.
We invite OAPA members to participate in Board meetings and our CME offerings throughout the coming year. As always, if you have questions or concerns about PA-related matters, please contact us so that we may work to resolve issues together.
Daniel L. McNeill, PhD, PA-C
OAPA President 2014-2015