ADPA Mission Statement
The PA profession has a long history of evolution from the original concept of “physician’s assistants” that began in the 1960’s. As a profession we have evolved along with the changing healthcare system. As those transitions have occurred PAs have been at the frontline of providing high-quality medical care to patients. As the profession of PAs has expanded from the original concept, the need for options for advanced educational opportunities specific to the PA profession has also expanded. The Academy of Doctoral PAs is an association of doctoral trained PAs who are dedicated to progressing the profession so that it remains competitive in the healthcare industry, educate PA partners in providing relevant educational opportunities, educate healthcare business leaders in the appropriate utilization of PAs, and to educate legislators that will allow PAs to be utilized as efficiently and diversely as possible.