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19th Annual PAOS Conference

Join us in Nashville for educational lectures, hands-on workshops, and all the music and barbecue you can handle!

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Ortho in the West - The A-Zs of Arthritis to Arthroplasties

Join us in Phoenix for our first annual subspecialty meeting on the west coast.

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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.”

 

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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 1600 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.

Vital Statistics more

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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9/3/2018 » 9/7/2018
PAOS in the Music City

2/15/2019 » 2/17/2019
Ortho In the West - The A-Zs of Arthritis to Arthroplasties