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Mission: The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants is the essential resource for the PA profession in Michigan and the primary advocate for PAs in the state.
VISION STATEMENT: The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants is committed to providing quality, cost-effective, and accessible health care through the promotion of professional growth and enhancement of the PA practice environment.
PAs are advocates of accessible and compassionate health care
PAs promote improved health in our communities through a team-based approach
PAs have a commitment to lifelong personal and professional learning
PAs adhere to the AAPA Code of Ethical Conduct
Promote the acceptance and utilization of PAs
Instill the values of accountability and transparency in the work environment
Promote excellence and equity in the delivery of cost effective quality health care
Foster mutual support and inclusion of all PAs
The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and thereby, supports the goals and philosophy of the AAPA.
MAPA is organized and shall be operated for educational and scientific purposes. In furtherance of these purposes, through appropriate mechanisms, MAPA shall:
  1. represent physician assistants and student physician assistants in order to maximize the benefit of their services to the public and their stakeholders
  2. encourage its membership to render quality services to the health profession and the general public
  3. encourage its membership to abide by the AAPA code of ethical conduct
  4. develop, sponsor, and evaluate continuing medical education programs for physician assistants
  5. be proactive in the continuing development of the physician assistant role
  6. develop, coordinate, and participate in studies having an impact, direct or indirect, on the physician assistant profession
  7. serve as a public information center with respect to its members, health professions, government agencies, and the general public
  8. represent its members in matters of legislation in order to maintain and further develop the practice of the profession
  9. assist its members in developing awareness and proficiency in diversity issues
  10. provide education and direction to its members with legal and impairment issues. (9/01)
Goal #1: Governance and sustainability
  1. Assure administration of the organization
  2. Develop and recruit MAPA leaders
  3. Increase number of PAs in state who are MAPA members
Goal #2: Enhance the PA practice environment
  1. Improve MAPA/PA Public Relations
  2. Be the foremost authority on PA reimbursement issues for Michigan PAs
  3. Have an impact on legislative issues regarding PA scope of practice
  4. Be the resource for PA CME within the state
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