PAs For Tomorrow (PAFT) is an advocacy-oriented volunteer organization created and sustained by its members. Especially important to PAFT are those who serve on its board in elected positions. PAFT’s board members work not just for the purpose of the board or its membership, but for the entirety of the PA profession. If you would like to contribute to the important work PAFT does in a more meaningful way, PAFT welcomes your self nomination for one of the following positions:
President-elect: The president-elect shall perform duties and have responsibilities as prescribed by the President or Board of Directors. Serve as By-laws Committee Chair, expected to solicit and prepare any required potential By-Laws alterations for the membership to vote on at the annual meeting. Term of office is 1 year.
Vice President: Assume the office of the president in the case of vacancy. The Vice President assumes all of the President’s roles and responsibilities in the absence of the President. Serve as Elections Committee Chair. Term of office is 1 year.
Secretary: Records and maintains the minutes of Board of Director meetings and annual membership meeting. Maintains and conducts correspondence of behalf of the Board of Directors. Term of office is 2 years.
Director at Large (2 positions): Serve as full voting members on the Board of Directors. Perform duties as assigned, by the BOD or President of the Board, including chairing of committees. Term of office is 2 years.Eligibility:Per PAFT bylaws, candidates must have at least 3 months of membership with PAFT at this time to be eligible.President-elect must have served at least one year previously on PAFT board. Student PAFT members with upcoming graduation dates this summer are eligible to run for office
Now through March 31, 2021: Accepting self nominations.To submit your nomination, please send a current CV and position statement regarding your interest as a candidate.Please send your completed nomination application to firstname.lastname@example.org Only fellow members may vote in this election. PAFT will publish candidate position statements and voting will ensue during the period of April 1-14, 2021.Election winners will be announced on April 15, 2021.Newly elected board members assume office during the AAPA conference in May 2021.Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Tessa A. Roulston, MS, MPAM, DMSc, PA-C
Vice President, PAs for Tomorrow
PAFT Election Committee Chair
Our private practice family medicine clinic is in the process of creating a position for a PA or NP which would participate in leadership meetings, help train new hires, help recruit new providers, attend community meetings, help update office policy, etc. I know some practices call positions like this "Head PA" or "Head APP", are there any other examples of titles for this type of position? We've used the title "Liaison" for this position before when the responsibility was really just attending leadership meetings within the office, but this seems too narrow for the rest of the proposed responsibilities.
Hello everyone! I am a newly engaged applicant who's been accepted to an inaugural program starting in January (fingers crossed nothing falls through) and am looking for advice from any PA-S or PA-C on whether to plan a wedding during didactic year to get married during clinicals or plan during clinicals and get married post graduation? I come from a cultural family so wedding's tend to be big and I am assuming planning will take at least a year or 6 months prior to the date. For what it's worth my program is set to graduate March 2023 and my fiancé is projecting 2022 to be the best for him, financially. Would love any insight from spouse PA's who had to make this decision or even attendees in rigorous programs.
To my veteran PAs:
I recently received an email about the Student to Service HRSA scholarship that states NPs and Certified Midwives are now eligible disciplines for the upcoming scholarship cycle. The reason for the addition is the bolster primary care and obgyn providers in underserved and rural areas. Makes sense to me... however to my surprise PAs are not included in this scholarship opportunity.
Is this an issue that the AAPA would take up? If not, who can I write about this issue other than the HRSA?