PRESIDENT'S WELCOME MESSAGE
The mission of the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA) is to promote quality, cost effective, and accessible healthcare in South Carolina. An aging population, diminishing reimbursements, and an estimated 40 million more patients entering the Medicaid rolls via political mandate will present all primary care providers many new challenges. The Physician / PA team is the most effective and efficient model through which to provide timely care to our fellow citizens.
SCAPA is your professional organization and functions as a volunteer association consisting of an Executive Director, Board of Directors, and various committees. Together with other members of the health care team, legislators and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), we are working to eliminate barriers to care and enhance existing healthcare delivery systems. SCAPA serves as the voice of the profession for our state.
Forbes magazine has rated the PA profession in the top 5 for job satisfaction and growth with an estimated addition of 38,000 PAs needed to meet the healthcare needs of our populace during the next decade. SCAPA is poised to assist SC PAs in advocating for our profession and ensuring that we are well represented as the most effective solution for the increasing shortage of primary care providers.
Please visit our website often where you will find up to date news of interest to practicing PAs as well as others who may just be curious about who we are. If you don’t find the answers you seek, please contact us at the address listed below.
Yours for a better profession,
Rebecca Zerwick Johnson, PA-C
October 13-17, 2013 October 12-16, 2014
Wild Dunes Resort Wild Dunes Resort
Isle of Palms, SC Isle of Palms, SC
PO Box 2054