IAPA is the only organization in Illinois that creates, monitors and expands the practice privileges for licensed Physician Assistants in the State
The Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants serves as the primary resource on and for the PA profession in the state of Illinois, committed to advocacy, education and the highest quality of patient care.
The Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants will be the premier organization for all PAs in Illinois, promoting professional development, empowering PAs to achieve their full scope of practice and become recognized leaders in healthcare.
The IAPA is looking to recognize and honor one of its fellow members who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to patients and/or the PA profession. Nominated candidates MUST be an IAPA fellow member in good standing and meet the required criteria. Click here for more information.
A physician assistant (or PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.
PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers.
They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, with the exception of Puerto Rico.
Physician Assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services within the Physician-PA relationship. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.
Step 2: Attend an accredited PA program
Step 3: Become certified
Step 4: Obtain a state license
Step 5: Maintain your certification