Why Join AASPA

Membership Benefits – All Members



  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) 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 Pricing for PAs

Special Member Benefits

Fellow Members

  • Membership certificate
  • Eligibility for the annual John W. Kirklin, MD, Award for Professional Excellence
  • Virtual PA Networking events
  • Free webinars for CME credit
  • Discounts on annual meeting registration

Resident Members

  • Resume review service
  • Virtual PA Networking events
  • Free webinars for CME redit
  • Discounts on annual meeting registration

Student Members

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

Pre-PA Members

  • Letter suitable to add to your PA school application
  • Opportunity to attend our Annual Pre-PA Seminar
  • Opportunities to network with our student directors
  • Opportunities to work with the Student Affairs committee

Who Benefits from AASPA

AASPA offers services and support for practicing surgical PAs, students and residents, PA employers and corporations.

Surgical PAs

AASPA - Who Benefits from AASPA

AASPA works tirelessly to enhance the role of the surgical PA in the peri-operative environment – and thereby your career, education and even your paycheck – through active marketing to surgeons/physicians, cost-effective CME, assistance with professional issues, networking opportunities and more.


AASPA gives students and pre-PA students an edge in becoming a surgical PA through enhanced knowledge of the profession, scholarships, opportunities for recognition, a mentoring program, resume reviews and more.

We were the first organization to offer a unique membership category for residents. We are proud to offer one of the most active and well-recognized programs for students interested in becoming PAs.


AASPA offers an effective avenue to recruit top-level surgical PA talent as well as resources on how PAs from a variety of specialties can decrease physician workloads, improve patient safety and enhance revenue streams.


AASPA offers effective, affordable support opportunities that get product recognition with our leadership and members who work directly with hospitals and surgeons to select surgical supplies and write scores of prescriptions weekly.

Become an AASPA Member

AASPA has a membership level for everyone: surgical PA, surgeon, PA student, PA resident and even a special section for pre-PAs. The entire Board of Directors prides ourselves on our accessibility, and we are here to help all our members, supporters and physician partners.

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