Ensuring success for your profession now and the future
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A fast-growing profession in Oklahoma
Forbes named Physician Assistant the #1 most promising job for millennials in 2017. In that same year, it was the #5 fastest growing profession in America according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oklahoma is no different. Each year the interest in the profession grows, and we now have 3 accredited PA Programs with 2 more in process. With approximately 1600 PAs in the state, we are proud to be part of the solution to the physician shortage crisis. PAs in Oklahoma serve in a diverse range of communities and specialties and are highly engaged in continuing education and advocacy opportunities.
Student Center: Becoming a PA
Are you considering becoming a PA? Want to gain even more exposure to what’s going on with the PA profession in Oklahoma? You can join OAPA to gain access to networking opportunities, resources, and insight into the current practice environment for PAs in Oklahoma, and perhaps even help you decide if becoming a PA is right for you. We invite you to join with us on this journey to becoming part of a wonderful career helping to take care of people!
Why Join OAPA?
The Oklahoma Academy of Physician Associates (OAPA) extends an invitation to all PAs and friends of the Oklahoma PA profession to join the state association.
The OAPA serves as the collective “voice” on critical issues and is the only PA organization in the State of Oklahoma representing and acting with the PA in mind. A strong and united professional association is key to ensuring success for your profession now and the future.
- Over 25 hours Cat 1 CME at Annual Conference
- Free CME Logging with State Medical Board
- Membership Discount Programs
- Email News Alerts
- Social Events
- Representation at the Capitol
- Job List/Resources
The OAPA has a strong legislative team that works closely with legislators and stakeholders to work towards our mission and face the various challenges that arise throughout the year. It is crucial that PAs make their voices heard and together we can achieve the profession’s legislative priorities. We value your input and need to hear what challenges you are facing in your practice. Your positive feedback is also important. Let us know how legislative changes have positively impacted you.
Lastly, we cannot make change without your donations. Please consider a donation to PAPAC now.