Our Programs


Our programs, guided by our mission, help PAs and PA students make an impact – with their patients, in their communities and for their profession, locally and worldwide. Contributions from AAPA members, individual donors, and corporate sponsors directly fund these powerful programs.


The IMPACT Grants encourage and support PA and PA student involvement in the development of community-based programs that foster innovation and improve health.

The Global Outreach Grants and Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Grants fund projects that enhance or expand existing programs and provide the participating PAs and students an invaluable learning experience in healthcare delivery, leadership and project management.

The Caring for Communities Award annually goes to a 501(c)(3) organization, along with an accompanying grant, to support work that offers an important educational opportunity and impactful experience to PA students, PAs, and other volunteers.

Scholarships are awarded to underrepresented minority students and those who are considered economically and/or educationally disadvantaged.

The Breitman-Dorn Research Fellowship provides financial assistance to doctoral candidates who are making a contribution to research on the influence of PAs on medical care.

Patient Education Resources are essential to improving the health of all people through education of clinicians and their patients.