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Welcome to the Veterans Caucus, a recognized affiliate caucus of the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)

The Veterans Caucus is made up of people who care.

The Caucus represents Physician Associates (PAs) who are veterans of the Uniformed Services.

Many of our members continue to serve our country in the active, reserve, or guard components.

We also have many affiliate (non-military) members who also support our goals.

Mission Statement: Advancing Veteran education, health, and quality of life through mentorship, investment into Physician Associate students, allied health professionals, and our US and international collaborative partners.

Vision Statement: The Veterans Caucus will serve as the most trusted partner for Veteran health and Veterans pursuing PA education by leveraging community and international philanthropy to positively impact both Veterans and kindred associates’ lives.

Values: Integrity, Stewardship, Advocacy, Service, Teamwork, Diversity, and Compassion.

Upcoming Events

Veterans Caucus Board of Directors Elections will be held from 1 March 2023 until 31 March 2023

Members will be electing a President- Elect, Secretary, and two Board of Directors.

Contact Mark McKinnon if you do not get an electronic ballot on 3/1/2023:

Call for Nominations for Uniformed and Civilian Outstanding PA of the Year Awards from the Veterans Caucus

The Veterans Caucus will be accepting nominations from members, and other professional PA groups for our annual Uniformed and Civilian PA of the Year awards.

These will be awarded in May at the AAPA Conference in Nashville, TN.

Please consider nominating one of your colleagues who has made a significant difference to their country, their unit and their patients in the past year (but please, not a career culmination award). 

You can submit thru the web portal and/or send directly to:

Deadline for nominations is 1 March 2023.  

Veterans Caucus Award Nomination - Veterans Caucus of the AAPA




The "Inflation Buster Conference"

December 6 to 9, 2023

Melia Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Stay tuned for registration and hotel booking information in mid-March 2023



AAPA National Conference- Nashville, TN

20 to 25 May 2023

Annual Board and General Membership Meeting- Sunday, 21 May 2023 at the Omni Hotel, 2nd Floor, Music Row 2 starting at 8 am.

Veterans Caucus Memorial Ceremony, Scholarship Awards Program and Federal Services Reception- Omni Hotel- 2nd Floor, Ballroom A-F on Monday, 22 May 2023 from 3-5:30 pm

Memorial Ceremony and Scholarship Awards presentation from 3-4 pm

Federal Services Reception co-sponsored with Society of Army PAs, Society of Air Force PAs and Naval Association of PAs from 4-5:30 pm

Featured Shop Items

New Caucus Coin

Brand New Design


Merchandise Package #1

Ball Cap, Sports Polo Shirt. Challenge Coin


Merchandise Package #2

Ball Cap & Travel Mug


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