COLORADO ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

The Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants represents Physician Assistants in the state, promotes the Physician Assistant profession within the state, and furthers education of our members

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ACADEMY PROFILE

CAPA is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants The Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) was established in 1976 to:
•    Promote the PA profession to Colorado's lay and medical community.
•    Offer community health education projects.
•    Offer continuing medical education for PAs.
•    Help ensure proper regulation and utilization of PAs in Colorado.

The Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants is the voice of Colorado PAs. We are interested in your needs and work hard to supply you with the resources you need to stay informed. We hope this web site will be an aid to doing just that.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

It is CAPA's mission to advocate for and promote the PA profession by representing PAs.

CAPA strives to do this 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.

The CAPA Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for the Academy's administrative and financial management.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2015 OUTSTANDING PA of the Year: Chad Hess, PA-C

PA Hess has worked in underserved primary care in Pueblo for almost 30 years and truly exemplifies the PA profession. Congratulations PA Hess!

2016 CAPA Student Scholarship Award Winners

Congratulations Candace Bassett, PA-S from the CHA/PA program and Kathleen Long, PA-S from the Red Rocks PA program on their academic, professional, and personal achievements!

2015 President Award: Brenda Vanderwel, PA-C

PA Vanderwel was recognized for her service and dedication to CAPA. She is also the Immediate Past President of CAPA.

WHO WE REPRESENT, REACH AND IMPACT

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WHY CAPA IS RIGHT A FOR YOU

The Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants represents Physician Assistants in the state, promotes the Physician Assistant profession within the state, and furthers education of our members. If you want to make a difference – and have a positive influence on health care in this country – CAPA is the right place for you!

COLORADO PA PRACTICE PROFILE

Source: AAPA 2015 National Survey

2,850+

NUMBER OF PAs IN COLORADO

108,000+

NUMBER OF PAs IN THE U.S.

43.9%

OF PAs SPECIALIZE IN PRIMARY CARE

68.8%

OF PAs ARE EMPLOYED BY A PHYSICIAN GROUP OR SOLO PRACTICE

60

COMPLETED PATIENT VISITS PER WEEK

Percent of PAs by Specialty in Colorado

Source: AAPA 2015 National Survey

  • Family Medicine
  • Surgical Subspecialties
  • All Other Specialties
  • General Peds, General Internal Med
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Subspecialties

Percent of PAs by Setting in Colorado

Source: AAPA 2015 National Survey

  • Physician Office or Clinic
  • Hospital Settings
  • Other Settings
  • Urgent Care

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