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About the Journal


​​​JAAPA is the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Published for more than 25 years, its mission is to support the ongoing education and advancement of physician assistants (PAs) by publishing current information and research on clinical, health policy, and professional issues.

Published monthly, JAAPA's award-winning editorial includes:

  • Clinical review articles (with AAPA-approved Category I CME in each issue)
  • Case reports
  • Clinical departments
  • Original health services research
  • Articles on issues of professional interest to PAs

JAAPA is also available on its website, where archival issues and online-only content is available. The website also features blogs and links to a range of online resources useful to PAs. Registered users may sign up for e-newsletters to stay informed about new postings. Also available online: instructions for authors, currently active CME, drug information, and current medical news.

JAAPA is a benefit of membership in AAPA, which serves the professional development needs of PAs worldwide, including the 131,000 certified PAs residing in the US. AAPA’s annual meeting is held in May, and is a key professional development event for PAs. For more information on the AAPA, visit

About the Academy
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 131,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and within the uniformed services.

AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. AAPA works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants. It also works to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.


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Marianne Kerr, Senior Publisher

Theresa Steltzer, Editorial Director

Daniella Thoren, Senior Managing Editor

Jan Corwin Enger, Managing Editor

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