The International Academy of Physician Associate Educators is a volunteer-run organization of global healthcare educators

who focus on the training and promotion of practitioners including physician assistants, physician associates, clinical associates, clinical officers, medical licentiates and assistant medical officers, to name a few of the titles used around the globe for this important healthcare cadre.

The programs that train these clinicians to have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide essential healthcare are found in more than 46 countries around the world.
From Africa to North America, from Europe to Australia and from the Middle East to East Asia, academic training and clinical practice is growing in size and scope.


IAPAE was started in 2008 by a dedicated group of educators and clinicians to bring together physician associates globally to develop and share best educational practices while respecting regional cultures.


We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about the IAPAE and the educators, students and practitioners we represent. Get involved in our mission, collaborate with educators from around the world, and join the Academy and take part in our annual conference

For 2019 Conference Details, Click HERE

Committed to Joining us in Switzerland? Click HERE to Register

IAPAE is proud to present a short clip of a film titled, PAs around the Globe: As Good as You Can, As Professionally as You Can”

by filmmaker Adam Halbur.

As Good as You Can highlights the physician assistant cadre of healthcare professionals who provide important medical care in their respective countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, Liberia, India, Laos and Australia

This version screened at the 11th Annual Conference of IAPAE, Lusaka, Zambia, 5 October 2018.

Watch the video below and click on this link to the film maker’s website for the full version