Our mission is to empower physician assistants through advocacy and education; providing resources for physician assistants as well as the community in the pursuit of excellence for team-based medicine.
RI ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN
ASSISTANTS’ BYLAWS RATIFICATION (Members: Your Response
In response to changes in association best practices, the RIAPA Board of Directors reviewed and discussed the Bylaws. If RIAPA is to remain effective, then the current Bylaws need to be ratified. After working with the AAPA, the Board drafted the new set of Bylaws. In order to move forward with the new Bylaws, we need 43 responses!
Please take a moment to review the Current Bylaws and Amended Bylaws, then provide your vote at this RIAPA Survey Web Page. If you would like a paper copy of the current and amended Bylaws, please contact Megan Turcotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-331-3207. Please act no later than December 13, 2013.
Invitation to Presentation, "Helping Your Patients Navigate Healthsource RI". Speaker: Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts. November 6, 2013. For Details about CME Credits, View/Print Invitation & Registration (PDF).
DOT Medical Examiner Certification Training Course:
The Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians cordially
invites all physician assistants to attend a DOT Medical
Examiner Certification Training Course. The course is being
co-sponsored with the Connecticut AFP. Date: December
The new FMCSA rule requiring all healthcare professionals who perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for CMV drivers to complete an accredited certification training course and pass an examination. This course will fulfill the training requirement to allow providers to sit for the exam prior to the May 2014 deadline.
The CAFP is coordinating registration for the course. Registration forms and a course brochure can be found on the CAFP website. Contact Karen Dalton, RIAFP Executive Director for further details or questions.
NEWS: December 13, 2012 - RIAPA has launched its new Career Center featuring a Job Board which reaches out to New England and beyond. Job seekers can post a resume, view positions, and set up alerts. Employers can review resumes and advertise employment opportunities. Go to the RIAPA Career Center to pursue your career goals.
NEWS: November 2012 - During PA Week, the RIAPA honors Steven DeToy, the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) lobbyist, for his many years of lobbying on behalf of RIAPA. Read Article
Effective November 1, 2012, RIAPA has moved its
office and management services into the care of the Rhode Island
Medical Society. Our colleagues at RIMS have provided staff
services for nine other medical specialty societies for over
three decades, so it seemed a natural fit for our organization’s
needs. You may now contact us at:
RI Academy of Physician Assistants, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence, RI 02908
Tel: 401-331-3207, Fax: 401-751-8050