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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.

Truett Smith, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA is named NCAPA 2021 PA of the Year!

Read about Truett and his accomplishments on the NCAPA blog.

Nominate the 2022 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 three years.

Nomination Period

Nominations for the 2022 PA of the Year will be accepted from February 28th through August 31st. Any NCAPA member or PA employer may submit a 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 and notify the recipient no later than October 1st.

Award Ceremony

The 2022 PA of the Year award recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration for either the 2023 Winter Conference OR 2023 Summer Conference. NCAPA will travel to the PA of the Year’s place of employment to present the award and the recipient’s name will be added to a permanent plaque at the Stead Center.

Nominate the 2022 PA of the Year!

Submit your nomination for PA of the Year by completing the following form. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2022.
  • Nominee Information

  • Nominator Information

  • Please share some information about the person you are nominating for PA of the Year, such as: • 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 recognition presented to the nominee.

    This person should be well known by his/her colleagues. It is not required, but you are encouraged 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.
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