Why Join AASPA

Membership Benefits – All Members



  • Continuing Medical Education opportunities
  • Complimentary subscription to the AASPA publication Sutureline
  • Access to Sutureline archives
  • New product information from Corporate Supporters
  • Information concerning legislative developments affecting the profession
  • General information services via the AASPA National Office

Professional Growth & Networking

  • Current job openings
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to participate in association committees
  • Assistance with reimbursement issues
  • Access to Sutureline archives
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions at the AASPA CME meeting and the American Academy of PAs meeting
  • Membership card (except Pre-PA members)


  • Forum for exchange of professional ideas and concerns
  • Representation of the association and the profession at medical association meetings (American College of Surgeons, American Academy of PAs, etc.)
  • Support of the American College of Surgeon's annual meeting
  • Promotion of the PA profession
  • Unified voice on surgical PA issues

Discounts & Promotions

  • Registration Discount for the AASPA CME meeting

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Special Member Benefits

Fellow Members

  • Membership certificate
  • Membership pin
  • Eligibility for the annual John W. Kirklin, MD, Award for Professional Excellence

Resident Members

  • Resume review service

Student Members

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Residency information
  • Opportunities to work with the Student Affairs committee
  • Resume review service

Pre-PA Members

  • Letter suitable to add to your PA school application
  • Opportunity to attend our Annual Pre-PA Seminar
  • Opportunities for PA shadowing and mentoring
  • Opportunities to network with our student directors
  • Opportunities to work with the Student Affairs committee
  • Click here for Pre-PA Webinar video