The future of IAPAE

The Future

The future

IAPAE has come a very long way since its inception in that bar in Tucson Arizona, we have made lasting friendships, strong partnerships across the globe, we have shared generously, and received with humility. The organisation has grown, and matured. We have made mistakes and suffered growing pains of an adolescent youthful organisation, however in the past 2 or so year we have grown significantly and changed our structures and developed new friends and alliances.

As 2018 comes to a close and we start out 12th year of existence, we are a reinvigorated board, with new contributors and a wider scope, refreshed vision. The board is committed to a bright future, an inclusive future with a wider membership that covers more countries. We have seen, in the past 11 years contributions from Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and India. We have met with international bodies such as WHO and AIHA, we have been greeted by Government ministers and national leaders in healthcare, we have developed relationships with key international healthcare NGO’s such as SolidarMed, and we have benefited from the generosity of values based commercial companies such as CME Inc. and Exam Master.  All of these are part of our story, and very much part of our IAPAE family. 

So, the next chapter is ready to be written, the page in blank, the pen is filled, I hope that whoever is reading this message, has passion and commitment for the PA Profession, and an ethos of giving generously to your fellow mankind. I love this little organisation and all it stands for, we are so much stronger every year, because of the commitment of the IAPAE membership and our developing family, I am proud to serve and humbled by the extraordinary people I have met and had the pleasure of travelling with since 2007, and you inspire me.

Let us go forward with this passion in our hearts and write the next chapter, stronger, better and inclusive, IAPAE is ready.


IAPAE is a global academy of Physician Associate Educators, established in the year 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.

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