OAPA is a full time advocate and supporter of both aspiring and practicing PAs in Ohio.   Students are the future of our profession, so we work hard to insure that OAPA student memberships help aspiring PAs accelerate their careers and ultimately achieve their career ambitions.
How do we support student members of the association?  We host an annual student conference whose content is focused on helping students transition from their academic environment to their ultimate field of practice.  We offer a mentoring program that provides one-on-one interaction with practicing PAs in a wide range of disciplines.  And we even offer scholarships based on academic achievement, community involvement and leadership qualities.

The association is active in improving PA practice in Ohio through legislative advocacy, offering continuing education for PAs, providing public education on the profession and building relationships with physician organizations.  All this to make sure that the PA profession in Ohio is thriving and ready for you.

OAPA values student input and to that end ou are invited to contribute to all association activities.  Early involvement benefits you and OAPA. 

Not an OAPA student member?  Dues for 1st year students are free for one year and dues for 2nd year students are $25 for two years - your last year in school and first year in practice.  Student members receive a reduced or free registration to the student conference and are eligible for a mentor and to apply for scholarships.  Join OAPA Today!

OAPA Annual Conference

September 16-18, 2016

Columbus Marriott Northwest
5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017

Reduced Student Rates: Friday or Saturday - $100, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $200, Sunday Only - Free.  No refunds after September 11, 2016.

 Complete Conference Agenda (Subject to Change)

Student and PA Meet and Greet - Saturday, September 17, 6:30 PM, Hotel Bar

Pre-PA Information Meeting - Sunday, September 18, 10:00 AM.

Register Now

You must register for the Sunday sessions so we can make sure we have enough seating.

Download a Registration Form Here

Hotel Information

Hotel Room Rate - $122 Make your own reservations and mention OAPA Deadline for OAPA rate is August 25, 2016.  Call 888/801-7133 and mention OAPA.

Click Here to Make Your Room Reservations Online.

Hotel Information and Directions



OAPA will find a mentor for students and recent grads.  You must be a current member of OAPA.  Mentors can be assigned by region, specialty or specialty within a region.

Contact the OAPA office at to be assigned a mentor.



2017 Scholarships

Applications will be available in July 2017.



Scholarship Applications

 2017 Scholarships

Applications will be available in July 2017.



Mentoring Program

If you would like to have a mentor, please contact the OAPA office at