We embrace the strength of our members, and our constituent and partner organizations to speak with one voice for the PA profession in Colorado and work together to transform healthcare.

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Welcome to the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants


CAPA's mission is to advocate for and promote the PA profession by providing professional development, education, representation, and legislative advocacy for all Colorado PAs.


CAPA believes in access to and delivery of quality medical care for all Coloradans and promotes a commitment to team-based care to enhance the health and wellness of the people of Colorado.

CAPA advocates for all PAs in the state of Colorado.

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CAPA is the voice of Colorado PAs. Join us to learn more about advocacy efforts in Colorado and nationally.


CAPA provides quality, PA-driven CME opportunities for members and non-members alike!

Job Opportunities

Visit our career center for relevant job openings or to post an available position.

Career Long Support

Whether you are just starting your PA journey or have been in the profession for several decades, CAPA represents all PAs and provides support at all times of your career.

Get to know CAPA Leadership!

Jeff McElwain, Director at Large

I attended the University of Iowa PA program and have been a practicing PA for 22 years. I started my career in emergency medicine and have been in family practice for the past 20 years. I returned to school in my late 20's after working with adults with autism and in the hospitality industry for many years. I chose the PA profession because of my interest in biological science, my love of my fellow humans and having a grandfather who was a general medicine practitioner. I believe the biggest issues facing PAs right now are related to practice laws, maintaining our training and credibility as highly trained members of the medical care team and keeping the profession viable in a changing medical delivery market. I got involved with CAPA as I am at a point in my career where I feel a strong obligation to supporting the aforementioned issues. I feel that CAPA is an excellent organization to forward these issues. I am planning a through hike of the Colorado Trail with my son in the summer of 2022.

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