Society of Air Force Physician Assistants

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SAFPA membership meeting/dinner at AAPA 2017!

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Buca di Beppo

    Will you be attending the 2017 AAPA Conference in Las Vegas?  Then please join us as we hold a…

    • 16 people attended

SAFPA Sponsored 2018 Air Force PA Refresher COURSE (AFPARC)

  • Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 7:30am - 5pm Friday, February 23rd
    Location: La Quinta Inn-Riverwalk, San Antonio, Tx

    AFPARC 2018 will be our biggest conference yet, with more attendees, labs, breakout sessions,…

    • 42 people attended

DAL For Activities Nominations

  • Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 12am - 11:30pm Friday, July 1st

    Submit nominations for the now open Director At Large for Activities. Below is the job…

    • 1 person attended

2016 SAFPA BOD Elections

  • Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 (all day)
    Location: Groupspaces.com or via email to Steve Vela at stevel302@hotmail.com

    The poles have closed and the votes have been tabulated. Thanks to everyone who voted; we had…

    • 11 people attended

AAPA DISCOUNT

Posted by Donald Mason, Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 @ 7:43pm

  • Honoring the tradition of military PAs, AAPA is offering PAs employed by the military, uniformed services and the Veterans Administration, a $50 discount on annual AAPA fellow membership ($245 vs. $295 full-price).

    PAs can take advantage of the special offer by updating their AAPA member profile with their current military, uniformed services or federal employer status, and applying a unique promotional code during the online membership join or renewal payment process. 

    The discount is a limited promotion and is only available to active and reserve military, and PAs currently employed by the US Public Health Service and the Veterans Administration. 

    See the attachment for additional details. Slides_Military and Uniformed Service Discount.pptx

SAFPA BOD 2016 Nominations

  • Monday, February 1st, 2016 (all day)
    Location: Online and AFPARC

    Nominate (or self-nominate) worthy candidates for the SAFPA BOD. We are on the verge of making…

Summer/Fall 2015 TSR

Posted by Donald Mason, Sunday, September 13th, 2015 @ 10:03am

  • The Summer/Fall 2015 Edition of the TSR is now available for review. Please take a moment to download and read the TSR. Thank you to all contributors. 




    TSR_Summer+Fall_2015 - Final.pdf

     

SAFPA BOD ELECTION RESULTS

Posted by Donald Mason, Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 @ 8:17am

  • Congratulations to the newest elected members of SAFPA:
    President Elect - Stephen Vela 

    DAL Communications - Lisa Paulson 

    DAL Membership - Brandy Sande 

    DAL Activities - Rodney Ho 

    Sec/Treasurer - Phil Karsen 

    HOD - Karina Glover

    Thanks to everyone for nominating such wonderful people and for taking the time to vote.

SAFPA BOD ELECTION

  • Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 12pm - 12pm Saturday, May 16th

    SAFPA would like to announce that voting is now open on all available Board of Director (BOD)…

SAFPA NOW TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS

Posted by Donald Mason, Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 7:16am

  • SAFPA would like to announce that they are currently taking nominations for the upcoming position elections which will be held from 1 May-15 May 2015. Nominations will be accepted from 16 April-30 April 2015.
    The following positions will be available:

    President - Elect
    DAL Communications
    DAL Membership
    DAL Activities
    Secretary/Treasurer
    House of Delegates

    Position descriptions can be found here: SAFPA BOD Job descriptionsbar.docx

    Please contact any of the representatives via email if you have any questions or require any additional information.

SAFPA Board of Directors (BOD) Election Nomination Period

  • Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 12pm - 11pm Friday, May 1st

    SAFPA would like to announce that they are currently taking nominations for the upcoming…

Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship Challenge Bowl

Posted by Donald Mason, Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 6:52am

  • The 2nd Annual Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship Challenge Bowl was held recently in Austin, TX at the 21st Annual American Academy of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly.  This event was a national competition among Emergency Medicine PA residency programs and only EMPA residents currently enrolled in an EMPA postgraduate program were allowed to participate.  The US Army/Air Force/Baylor University program participated amongst other nationwide programs finishing in 2nd place.  Congratulations representing the program in an outstanding manner, going above and beyond, and maintaining your staunch program requirements.  The US Army/Air Force/Baylor EMPA residency residents represented the program in a professional fashion garnering nationwide academic accolades.


    From left to right:  Captain Gael Gauthier (USAF), Major Kurt Fossum (USA), and Captain Baruch Zobrist (USA).   Each are due to graduate December 2015 from the US Army/Air Force/Baylor Doctorate of Science, Emergency Medicine Program.

Air Force Physician Assistant Refresher Course

Posted by Donald Mason, Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 @ 7:57am

  • The Air Force Physician Assistant Refresher Course (PARC) website is now up and available at the following URL: http://groupspaces.com/AFPARC/

    You can see the agenda for the upcoming Refresher Course as well as register for the event.

Nellis IPAP Phase II Graduation

Posted by Donald Mason, Thursday, February 5th, 2015 @ 10:49am


  • Please join us in welcoming two recent IPAP graduates who completed their Phase II training at Nellis AFB. The graduates are LT Nan Shih (USA) and LT Sade Savage.  They are presenting the technician of the year award to SSgt Frank Yuvan, a dermatology technician.

Winter TSR Available

Posted by Donald Mason, Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 @ 7:18am

  • The Winter edition of the TSR is available. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this edition and to those who took the time to put the TSR together.

    TSR_Winter 2015 Finalbar2.pdf

NELLIS IPAP PHASE II PHOTOS

Posted by Donald Mason, Friday, October 31st, 2014 @ 9:00am

  • A few photos from the recent Phase II Graduation at Nellis AFB have been posted. Please take a moment to congratulate our newest IPAP graduates.

    The graduates are (From Left to Right) 1LT Aaron Geyer, 1LT Zachary Manzo-Micoletti (Army), 1LT Paul Herrera-Ramirez.


     

Fall TSR

Posted by Donald Mason, Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 @ 7:21am

  • The New TSR is available. Please take the time to review the latest edition, there are some great cases and articles presented. Thank you to all who contributed.

    Please note this updated edition, a few edits were made.

    TSR_Summer+Fall_2014.pdf

BOD ELECTION RESULTS

Posted by Donald Mason, Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 @ 9:33am

  • We would like to congratulate the following members for being selected to fill upcoming BOD positions:

    President Elect - Capt Breanne Kormendy
    Treasurer/Secretary - Maj Dawn Russell
    DAL Communications - 1Lt Jesse Gronsky
    DAL Membership - Capt Stephen Vela
    DAL Activities - Maj Karen Salyars
    HOD - Maj Marvin (Scott) Wade

    Current BOD members will be contacting you to discuss your upcoming positions.

SAFPA Now Taking Nominations for Upcoming BOD elections

Posted by Donald Mason, Sunday, May 4th, 2014 @ 7:19pm

  • SAFPA would like to announce that we are currently taking nominations for upcoming BOD (Board of Director) positions. Nominations can be submitted between now and 12 May. Elections will then run from 13 thru 24 May. To submit a nominee just email the individuals first and last name and the position you would like to nominate them for to the group email listed on this website under the contact us tab. The following positions are open for nominees: 

    President

    Treasurer/Secretary

    DAL/Communications

    DAL/Membership

    DAL/Activities

    HOD


    Position Descriptions are as follows:

    President-Elect:

    The President-Elect`s role is to assist the President in every endeavor and
    should be knowledgeable of the duties and responsibilities of the President.
    In the event the President cannot complete the term of office, the
    President-Elect will assume all responsibilities. At the completion of the
    first year of office, the President-Elect will assume the President`s
    position.

    This officer should seek opportunities to represent the organization at
    professional and social functions in a positive manner and is required to be
    a current AAPA member through the duration of their term.

    Essential Functions:

    Coordinate the submission of the AAPA Constituent Organization Award of
    Excellence Submit a written bi-annual report, which will be provided to the
    Board of Directors two weeks prior to each meeting. This report will include
    a written summary of the activities and accomplishments of the office and
    recommendations for the coming year Write a `Perspective` column for each
    edition of the SAFPA newsletter Serve as advisor to assigned committees
    Attend all Board of Directors meetings Attend Leadership Summit and
    applicable AAPA regional meetings, as assigned Assist in recruitment,
    nominations, and the election process Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    Must be a member in good standing of SAFPA Previous Board of Directors
    experience, strongly recommended Knowledge of how to run a Board of
    Directors meeting Excellent facilitation, communication, delegation,
    leadership, and diplomacy skills Ability to multi-task and complete projects
    on time


    DAL/Communications:

    Principle Area of Responsibility:
    Primarily responsible for communications to the membership, mailing list
    maintenance, and postal issues.

    Communications: Primarily responsible for maintaining the mailing list. We
    all can have a part in the general upkeep such as passing on who`s addresses
    changed, who`s e-mail needs updating and so on, but it`s this DAL that hold
    the responsibility to keep the list as current as possible. One thing this
    DAL has done inthe past, for example, is: when an e-mail for an AD member
    returns undeliverable, the DAL can make use of resources such as the Global
    Listing and other e-mail contacts to help locate the member and make sure
    they are getting the most for their membership

    Essential Functions:

    Serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the constituency
    Submit an article for each edition of the SAFPA newsletter,
    highlighting activities
    Serve and/or chair ad hoc committees as assigned
    Assist fellow officers as needed
    Serve as an information resource and membership recruitment liaison
    for assigned region(s)
    Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    Must be a member in good standing of SAFPA and AAPA
    Previous Board of Directors experience, suggested
    Excellent communication, leadership, and diplomacy skills
    Ability to multi-task and complete projects on time


    DAL/Membership:

    Principle Area of Responsibility:
    Primarily responsible for new membership and membership related issues.

    Membership: Primarily responsible for improving our membership and
    responding to member questions. By improving, I mean thinking of ways to
    grow our membership. Some folks like to get out there and meet new people
    and help bring them into the group. The Membership Director is such a
    person, but also brings new idea to the table for things to make our members
    happier. Whether it`s just sending out a simple mailer or helping
    coordinate a membership drive, any ideas that others have for making the
    membership a better place generally go through this DAL.

    Essential Functions:

    Serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the
    constituency
    Submit an article for each edition of the SAFPA newsletter,
    highlighting activities
    Serve and/or chair ad hoc committees as assigned
    Assist fellow officers as needed
    Serve as an information resource and membership recruitment liaison
    for assigned region(s)
    Perform other duties as assigned


    Qualifications:

    Must be a member in good standing of SAFPA and AAPA
    Previous Board of Directors experience, suggested
    Excellent communication, leadership, and diplomacy skills
    Ability to multi-task and complete projects on time



    DAL/Activities:

    Principle Area of Responsibility:
    Primarily responsible for helping plan CME activities and fund raising
    activities.

    Activities: Every year, we hold a conference. It is generally the CME
    Chair`s responsibility to plan and coordinate the events, but this DAL is
    the oversight for that. This is an important position because it`s this DAL
    that helps plan the CME for not only the coming year, but also the coming
    years. some things, like Hotel space, require more than a year advance
    planning. This DAL position (like the others) is a 2 year job enabling the
    DAL to reach out past this year and help plan for the future. Also, being
    the CME Chair is no picnic. It generally should be a 2-man show just
    because one person can`t be everywhere and these things take a lot of
    planning. This DAL also works with the Newsletter Chair and other
    organizations to make sure the CME is properly publicized.

    Essential Functions:

    Serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the
    constituency
    Submit an article for each edition of the SAFPA newsletter,
    highlighting activities
    Serve and/or chair ad hoc committees as assigned
    Assist fellow officers as needed
    Serve as an information resource and membership recruitment liaison
    for assigned region(s)
    Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    Must be a member in good standing of SAFPA and AAPA
    Previous Board of Directors experience, suggested
    Excellent communication, leadership, and diplomacy skills
    Ability to multi-task and complete projects on time

    HOD:

    SAFPA Representative to the AAPA House of Delegates. Responsible for
    keeping current in issues and affairs which affect SAFPA members and voting
    for those issues in the annual HOD sessions. Required to be an AAPA member.
     

NEW TSR AVAILABLE

Posted by Donald Mason, Thursday, April 17th, 2014 @ 8:49am

  • We would like to announce that the Spring 2014 TSR is now available for download and review. Thank you to everyone who contributed and to those who took the time to put together such a great issue.

    TSR_Spring_2014 issue.pdf


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