VAPA has never done anything for me. Why should I join/renew my membership now?
Why should I join/renew my membership now?
Well, while you have been practicing in Virginia, VAPA has been quietly ensuring that you have the ability to practice. Those aren’t just empty words. The fact that PAs can write prescriptions, do surgical procedures, and practice medicine is because VAPA has been representing you (and all the other PAs) to the General Assembly by lobbying and scrutinizing bills as they get written to ensure Virginia stay PA-friendly. VAPA is there to be an advocate for you. If you need CME you can attend a conference here in Virginia at a reduced rate. If you are looking for a job, you can access the job board maintained by VAPA. If you have questions about VA laws regarding PAs, VAPA can usually find the answer for you. If you want to get involved in an active organization, there are ample opportunities. If you just want to keep practicing, the best thing you can do is join VAPA today.