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Nominate PA of The Year


MAPA’s PA of the Year Award honors a Physician Assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and to the communities they serve.





The PA of the Year Award can annually be presented to an outstanding PA who exemplifies and embodies those qualities and a philosophy that characterize the profession, and uses those attributes to serve the profession and society.



Deadline for Nominations

February 24 is the deadline for 2018 nominations. Any MAPA 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.


Award Ceremony

The 2018 PA of the Year award recipient will be honored at the MAPA 2018 Spring Conference which will be held at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis, MN.



Nominate the 2018 PA of the Year!

Submit your nomination for PA of the Year by completing the following form. Deadline for submissions is February 24, 2018.




For questions or additional information, please contact MAPA by email: 




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 MAPA, 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, 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.
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You have the option 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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