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STRENGTHENING the role of pas in louisiana

Membership Types

  • Fellow Members: A LAPA Fellow Member is an ARC-PA-accredited PA program graduate or NCCPA-certified Physician Assistant who is also a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Rights to vote and hold office in the LAPA are restricted to LAPA Fellow Members in good standing.

  • Associate Members: Associate Members shall include those physician assistants who are eligible for AAPA Fellow Membership, but chose not to join the AAPA. Also those physician assistants who have been granted the title of physician assistant under the auspices of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners are eligible for Associate Membership. Associate Members can not vote or hold office.

  • Dual Members: Dual Members shall include those physician assistants who are Fellow Members of the AAPA and another constituent chapter recognized by the AAPA. Dual Members cannot vote or hold office.

  • Affiliate Members: Affiliate Members shall consist of physicians (supervising and non-supervising), administrators and faculty members of any AAPA/LAPA recognized Physician Assistant Training Program. The LAPA will also accept, as affiliate members, any interested health care individual subject to the Board of Directors approval. Affiliate Members cannot vote or hold office.

  • PA/MD Team: The PA will receive LAPA Fellow status only if they are an AAPA Fellow. If not, they will receive Associate member status which does not include voting privileges. The MD will receive an Affiliate Member status.

  • Military Members: A Military Member is a current AAPA member (Fellow) with current or previous military service.

  • PA Student Members: PA students enrolled in any ARC-PA approved PA training program are eligible for student membership in LAPA.

  • Pre-PA Student Members: This membership option is for undergraduate students interested in the PA profession.

  • Honorary Members: People of distinction who have rendered outstanding or notable service to the LAPA or are those who have retired from the profession.


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Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants 
9655 Perkins Road, Suite C PMB 177
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Email: admin@ourlapa.org

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