OAPA News

OAPA 41st Annual CME Conference

Scheduled October 22-24, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Read More

22nd Annual PA Certification/Recertification Review Course

The 22nd annual PA Certification/Recertification Review Course by Clinical Testing Services, LLC is scheduled August 22-24, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Read More

OAPA Launches NEW VIDEO!

Click here to view the FIRST OAPA video showcasing the strength and values of the PA profession in Oklahoma! Read More

Headlines

PAs No.1 on Forbes' Best Master's Degree List

PAs have been named to the top spot on Forbes Magazine's best Master's Degrees for jobs in 2014 list. Read More

OU names PA Program Directors!

The OAPA is pleased to report that the University of Oklahoma has named Shannon Ijams, MPAS, PA-C as the new PA Program Director for Tulsa and Todd Doran, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA for Oklahoma City. Read More

Dan O'Donoghue appointed to National Board of Directors

Daniel O’ Donoghue, PA-C, PhD selected to fill seat on American Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors Read More

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August 2nd, 2014 7:00 PM
Join the Oklahoma City RedHawks, Integris Health, OU Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital in their effort to raise awareness of stroke warning signs and how to respond FAST.

CME Opportunities


Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants

Dan McNeill

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.

Sincerely,

Daniel L. McNeill, PhD, PA-C

OAPA President 2014-2015