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Established in 1977, the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA) is devoted to promoting and representing the interests of Physician Assistants within the state. Members enjoy opportunities for professional development and involvement, as well as opportunities to meet and network with peers. The WVAPA is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). As with any professional association, the strength is in its membership. WVAPA’s members are committed to their profession and to increasing access to cost-effective, quality health care for patients.

WVAPA promotes the physician assistant concept and profession through education of professional and lay people and by rendering loyal and honest service to the medical profession and to the public. The organization serves as a information center with respect to its members and the public, provides a forum of discussion, and promotes and provides quality programs of continuing medical education (CME), including its annual CME conference. WVAPA strengthens the role of the physician assistant by supporting and encouraging membership in the WVAPA and AAPA.