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PA of the Year

NCAPA’s PA of the Year award honors a PA who has demonstrated exemplary service to the profession and the community, and who has furthered the image of the PA profession while providing significant contributions to the health of the citizens of North Carolina.


Nominate the next PA of the Year!



To be eligible for PA of the Year nomination, the potential recipient must be a Fellow or Associate Member of NCAPA and have been practicing as a PA for a minimum of five years.

Deadline for Nominations

May 1 is the deadline for 2018 nominations. Any NCAPA member may submit a nomination, including self-nomination. Nominations should include a written rationale detailing how the nominee meets the award criteria and why he/she is deserving of the award. The Awards Committee will review all nominations and select the PA of the Year recipient no later than June 15.  The recipient will be notified of the award no later than July 1.

Award Ceremony

The 2018 PA of the Year award recipient will be honored at the NCAPA 2018 Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. In addition to a plaque, the recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration and one night’s lodging associated with attending the awards presentation.  The recipient’s name will be added to a permanent plaque at the Stead Center recognizing PA of the Year award winners.

Nominate the 2018 PA of the Year!

Submit your nomination for PA of the Year by completing the following form. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.
  • To be eligible for nomination, the potential recipient must be a Fellow or Associate Member of NCAPA and have been practicing as a PA for a minimum of five years.
  • Nominee Information

  • Why are you nominating this individual for PA of the Year?

    Please share some information about the person you are nominating for PA of the Year. Some things to consider sharing might include: • A demonstrated commitment to the PA profession over the years. Please provide examples, such as service or leadership to NCAPA, AAPA, or other organizations; • Examples of promotion and/or support of the PA profession as an integral part of healthcare in the state through community activities, such as health fairs, church, etc.; • Personal outreach to PAs. This might include mentoring, being a preceptor, teaching, or working with PAs within his/her practice; • Any publications or presentations the nominee has completed; • Any awards or recognitions presented to the nominee.

    This person should be well known by his/her colleagues. You are invited to provide up to three documents which may include letters of reference from co-workers, employers, students, instructors, and/or other PAs. The letters should explain how the author knows the nominee and for how long, as well as why they feel the nominee should be awarded the PA of the Year, with reference to any community service, awards, etc. that the author is personally aware of.
  • Nominator Information

  • For more information, please contact Shanna Newell, Membership Coordinator, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. Email; phone 919.479.1995