Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants
The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. is the officially chartered state chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). MdAPA is a non-profit, 501c6 organization which was founded in 1979. MdAPA is managed by a combination of Physician Assistants who volunteer their time and expertise as well as a paid association management staff.
MdAPA is part of a nationwide network of PA state chapters devoted to representing and promoting the interests of PAs as well as advocating the highest quality delivery of healthcare to our patients. In addition, MdAPA has a close relationship, both geographically and in principle with its parent organization, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) whose national headquarters is located in Alexandria, VA. MdAPA participates with both the AAPA as well as the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) organizations.
MdAPA members serve on the AAPA House of Delegates and help to develop national strategy and policies. Several MdAPA members have held important offices (including President) on both the AAPA and NCCPA boards. As with any professional society, the Academy’s strength lies in its membership. MdAPA members are committed to their profession as well as increasing the public’s access to and awareness of cost-effective quality health care.
MdAPA strives to maintain a high profile in national PA affairs. Previous MdAPA members have held high offices in both the NCCPA and the AAPA, including the president.
One way in which MdAPA contributes to national efforts is through the AAPA House of Delegates (HOD). The HOD meets annually at the AAPA national convention in May. Members are elected the previous summer and serve on the House of Delegates for one year. During this time, they review issues which are directed to them and may make resolutions to be decided upon at the convention.
If you have issues you would like to see addressed by your delegates, please email [email protected]. All delegates will receive the email.
Chair: John Cuenca, PA-C
Jennifer Grover, PA-C
Nguyen Park, PA-C
Rick Rohrs, PA-C
Donovan Young, PA-C
Mission: To promote and support the Physician Assistant profession in Maryland through communication, education and legislative efforts.
Vision: To be the authoritative source on the Physician Assistant profession in the state of Maryland.
Ethics: Members of MdAPA are bound by the ethical guidelines set forth in our national “Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession“.