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!
Nominations Open for Student Representative-Elect
OAPA is seeking nominees for the newly created Student Representative-Elect position on the Board of Directors. This is a two year term beginning July 1, 2015.
The first year will be as the Rep-Elect and is a non-voting position. During this year the Rep-Elect will attend board meetings and collaborate with the Student Representative who will mentor the Rep-Elect for a year.
The second year, beginning July 1, 2016, will be as Student Representative with full voting privileges on the board. The Student Rep will mentor the incoming Rep-Elect.
We encourage you to consider taking on this leadership position in OAPA.
Please submit your nomination form by April 10, 2015 to the current Student Rep, Mike Snider (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the OAPA office (email@example.com). Please contact either Mike or the OAPA office if you have any questions.
Lake Erie PA Program Halloween Event
Enjoy a video of Halloween event given by the students at the Lake Erie PA. View the first video featuring Carrie Lockard.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be assigned a mentor.
OAPA awarded seven student scholarships during the membership meeting at the recent Annual Conference.
There were three categories: General Scholarships, Past Presidents Leadership Scholarships and Diversity Scholarship.
The General Scholarships were selected from students who submitted applications outlining why they chose the PA profession, what their future plans are as a PA and what interests and activities they have outside the classroom.
Congratulations to the General Scholarship recipients:
Jaime Boyer and Christopher Rupprecht with Student Affairs Chair JP Thompson
The Past Presidents Leadership Scholarships are awarded by the OAPA Past Presidents Council. Applicants possess the characteristics of what the Council envisions in a future leader within the profession and have vision and a high degree of faith and confidence in themselves to attain these visions. They are to become the spokesperson of the profession. They are self-motivated and able to communicate to their peers their expectations.
Congratulations to the Past President Leadership Scholarship recipients:
The Diversity Scholarship is awarded by the OAPA Diversity Committee. Diversity in healthcare is becoming increasingly recognized an essential component of delivering quality, patient centered care. A personalized approach to patient care encounters can significantly improve health outcomes, and by recognizing the diverse qualities of medical providers and the individuals they care for. Diversity Scholarship is in response to these goals.
Congratulations to the Diversity Scholarship recipient:
Veterans Caucus Scholarship
The Veterans Caucus of the AAPA isaccepting applications for the 2014-2015 Veterans Caucus Scholarship cycle. For more information visit their website.
2015 Scholarship Applications Available in the summer of 2015
OAPA will award multiple General and Diversity Scholarships and one Leadership Scholarship. Applicants must be a member of OAPA and AAPA for a minimum of 3 months prior to applying.
If you would like to have a mentor, please contact the OAPA office at email@example.com.