Our Purpose


The Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) was established in 1976. As a growing nonprofit organization, the PSPA strives to be representative of all physician assistants within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The goals and objectives of the Society are to enhance quality medical care to the people of Pennsylvania through a process of continuing medical education, both to the membership and to the public; to provide loyal and honest service to the public and to the medical profession; to promote professionalism among its membership; and to promote understanding of the PA profession.

The PSPA is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Society sends delegates to the AAPA House of Delegates which meets annually to perform policy making activities under the Academy’s bylaws.

The elected Board of Directors of the Society include the president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and six Board members. Two of the six Board members are student members.

There are standing committees in the Society that perform its many functions. Each committee has a Board approved chairperson and is comprised of interested members from the various regions in the state. The Society encourages members to become involved by volunteering some time and energy to one of these important committees.


Our vision is to be the leading force for all physician assistants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by advocating for the physician assistant profession, for excellence in healthcare, and for access to quality care for our patients.


In addition to providing continuing medical education the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) is a nonprofit corporation which provides educational information to its members concerning federal and state laws and regulations, accrediting and/or regulatory agency guidelines or recommendations controlling or affecting the practice and the profession of physician assistants. Any information provided by the Society is for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice nor used in place of legal advice. Members should seek professional advice with regard to specific application of information provided by PSPA.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the PSPA at pspa@pspa.net