Message from the President
The Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association (TGCPAA), a division of TAPA,
was established in 1985 to provide support, networking and CME opportunities to
Physician Assistants in the greater Houston area. Our members are not only involved
in the local level but also the state and national level & continue to lobby
for our profession. Our organization offers continuing medical education
(category 1 and 2 CME), job postings,
professional development opportunities, leadership opportunities, community service
opportunities and provides a venue for professional networking. If you would like
to join, please complete our online membership application.
You may also download the membership
application form, complete and send it to us by mail or email.
The Texas Gulf Coast Physician Assistant Association is committed to the professional
development and enrichment of all our members. We hold regular meetings which provide
updated medical education and national certification credits. We supply a website
for the exchange of employment opportunities to the physician-physician assistant
community. We support outreach programs to help the underserved and disenfranchised
people of our area. We support and hold ethical medical standards and guidelines
that ensure the safety and welfare of our patients, our community, and our physician
REASONS TO JOIN US
Continuing Medical Education
TGCPAA offers a minimum of six hours of Category I CME.
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.
TGCPAA will help keep you up-to-date on changes in the legislature and scope of
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
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.
TGCPAA is an excellent way to meet and network with local Physician Assistants both
in the Texas Medical Center and in private practice settings.
TGCPAA is a fun and exciting Association and we look forward to seeing you at our
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
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