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Our focus on providing premier Continuing Medical Education ensures you receive the most up-to-date information to provide the best care possible. With multiple conferences and online CME options, it’s easy to stay sharp and learn the latest.

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Ortho In the West 2020

Make plans now to join your colleagues at the 2nd annual sub-specialty conference on the west coast

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Extremities in the Carolinas - Arthritis to Arthroplasty

We hope to see you at the 5th annual spring sub-specialty conference hosted by PAOS

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We know tomorrow begins today. Our scholarship cultivates and supports the orthopaedic PAs of the future.


We’re stronger together. Learn more about the steps we’ve taken to promote the PA profession.


Let’s lead by example. In an industry where teamwork is critical, let’s be leaders among our colleagues.


What’s your next step? Our career center can help connect you to your next opportunity.

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“PAOS’s annual conference is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s energizing to be surrounded by so many intelligent, driven, friendly people. Social activities are always fun, and the CME’s have helped me constantly improve the care I provide to my patients.”


Let’s be better together.

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Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) is a specialty organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) for PAs who are NCCPA certified and practice in orthopaedics. We are composed of more than 1900 members who practice orthopaedics in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons.

PAOS is dedicated to providing a common direction for PAs in orthopaedics. We provide high quality educational programs to advance our members knowledge of musculoskeletal healthcare. PAOS provides a forum for networking and information dissemination and job placement for PAs in orthopaedics. Our organization continually educates physicians and allied health professionals on PA education, certification and changing legislation, while promoting the physician/PA team concept.

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The 2016 NCCPA data shows there are 115,500 certified PAs.  AAPA data from 2016 reveals, 10.9% practice in orthopaedics.  

2016 PAOS Practice & Salary Report reveals:

Base salary compensation for full-time PAs

Mean $110,550

Total Monetary compensation for full-time PAs including bonus, call, etc.

Mean $124,741

* Full PAOS report available here
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2/14/2020 » 2/16/2020
Ortho in the West 2020