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  • HB 724 Signed! PA to Have a Designated Seat on the NCMB

    Today the N.C. Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) praised the signing of House Bill 724, entitled “Amend Composition of N.C. Medical Board.” The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on August 11, 2015, adds a seat designated for a Physician Assistant (PA) to the board. The previous version of the law […]

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  • Senate Unanimously Agrees to H724!

    This morning, the Senate chamber unanimously voted in favor of HB 724, Amend Composition of NC Medical Board. The bill will now head to the House for a final concurrence vote, before landing on the Governor’s desk for signature into law. North Carolina is officially one step closer to having a seat designated specifically for […]

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  • The Role of PAs Grow in a Changing Healthcare System

    USA News story, “EKGs, X-rays and heart procedures — the role of non-physicians grows” reports: Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are a fast-growing part of the medical marketplace, getting paid more often for procedures people generally associate with doctors, such as electrocardiograms, pelvic exams and even helping with heart bypasses, a USA TODAY analysis of […]

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  • NCAPA Needs You!

    It’s still summer, but we are looking for members who would like to serve on one of NCAPA’s committees in 2016!  Committees gather information, study issues, reach consensus, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.  Active committee involvement makes NCAPA a successful organization.  (Click here to read committee descriptions.)   The President-Elect recommends people […]

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  • NCAPA Names Gloria Jordan as “PA of the Year”

      Gloria Jordan, PA-C, is the recipient of the 2015 PA of the Year award from the North Carolina Academy of Physicians Assistants. The PA of the Year award honors a PA who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and the community, and who has furthered the image of the PA profession while […]

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  • NCAPA Announces HOD Delegates for the term July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017

    Chief Delegate: Wanda Hancock, NCAPA President (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016) Delegates: Marc Katz Suzanne Reich Samantha Rogers Paul Hendrix Alisha DeTroye Joshua Smith Alternate Delegates: Linda Sekhon Truett Smith

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  • Health-Care Ruling Could Rock the Carolinas – or Blow Over

    from the Charlotte Observer Within the next 15 days, almost 460,000 North Carolinians will learn whether they get to keep the federal subsidies that help them pay for health insurance. A ruling on King v. Burwell, a lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act subsidies in 34 states, is expected by the end of June. Only two […]

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  • PA Student Receives Lanny Parker Memorial Grant

    Sarah Nelson, a physician assistant student in the Elon University Class of 2016, received a grant from the NCAPA Endowment to attend the Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference in Asheville, NC.  Read more about it here.

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  • Duke PA Program Ranked #1 by USA News and World Report!

    See the list of rankings here.  

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  • Call for NCAPA BOD Nominations!

    The NCAPA Nominating Committee is soliciting candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee in 2016. Serving on the NCAPA Board is an important way to contribute to your profession and a wonderful leadership experience. North Carolina is often cited as a great state in which to practice as a PA. […]

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