Message from the President

Welcome to The Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association (TGCPAA) website. We are delighted to have you inquire about our Association. Established in 1984, TGCPAA is a division of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Our mission is to organize and provide continuing medical education as well as, provide legislative and product updates to membership. In addition, we offer opportunities for leadership, professional development, community service, and career advancement. At present we are one of the largest regional physician assistant associations in Texas and we meet every other month in combination with a sponsored lecture and regular business meeting.

Member benefits include a TGCPAA membership directory, advanced notice of employment opportunities, ability to participate in local philanthropy projects, and an online CME transcript of meetings attended. In addition, the Board of Directors is working on developing an annual CME event for the purpose of category I continuing medical education credit.

The Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association is an excellent avenue for growth and professional development and our members enjoy being part of an Association focusing on the education and advancement of the Physician Assistant Profession.


REASONS TO JOIN US


Continuing Medical Education

TGCPAA offers a minimum of six hours of continuing medical education.

Gulf Coast Area Job Opportunities

Not only will you have access to job openings online, but by attending our meetings you will hear firsthand about new and exciting opportunities in the region.

Professional Development

TGCPAA will help keep you up-to-date on changes in the legislature and scope of practice modifications.

Opportunities to Serve the Community

TGCPAA has developed a committee to begin to serve the Gulf Coast area by helping with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Star of Hope, & Dan's House of Hope..

Leadership Opportunities

TGCPAA is a great way to step-out and get involved in a regional organization. There are opportunities to serve on Committees as well as on the Board of Directors.

Social Networking

TGCPAA is an excellent way to meet and network with local Physician Assistants both in the Texas Medical Center and in private practice settings.

And Finally,

TGCPAA is a fun and exciting Association and we look forward to seeing you at our future meetings!!!

MEMBERSHIP TYPES


Fellow Member ($36 per year)

A fellow member is a physician assistant who is a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program or who is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Lifetime Member ($360)

A lifetime member is equivalent to a fellow member, but is a member for life.

Associate Member ($36 per year)

An associate member is a practicing provider in an allied health field or medical profession other than physician assistant.

Student Member (free)

A student member is an individual who is currently enrolled in an accredited PA Program.




NEWS

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