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New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants


New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants

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The NMAPA Mission

The mission of the New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants is to promote quality, cost-effective, and accessible health care to the people of New Mexico and to promote the professional and personal growth of Physician Assistants. This includes continuing medical education for PAs statewide.


The NMAPA is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).


Incorporated in 1981, NMAPA is the authoritative voice of physician assistants in New Mexico.

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Board Nominations/Annual Awards

It is that time of year when we ask for nominations to fill various board positions for our June election and seek nominations for our annual awards to be given in September at our annual conference.  

Deadline for Board nominations is 5/20/22

Deadline for Annual Awards nominations is 7/31/22.


Over the past few years we have weathered some very challenging times and have continued to show the vital importance of our role within the healthcare team.  It is ever more important that we continue to elevate our profession as we seek to improve the care of all New Mexicans. NMAPA is only as strong as our members and the board needs you!

I hope you will consider running, the time commitment is minimal as compared to the rewards and no previous leadership experience is required.  Board meetings are typically held once per month and occasionally outside of this when more urgent matters arise. There is much work to be done and NMAPA needs leaders who are committed to this mission. 

You may nominate yourself or someone else if they are willing to serve.  
Please also log onto the website or email us if you are not sure if your membership is current.  Only those members with active memberships by May 31st will be allowed to run and vote in this year's election.


I also challenge you to take just a few minutes to recognize a fellow PA who has stood out to you over the past year/years.  The awards committee would love to see each of our over 150 members nominate at least one fellow PA.  It is so very important that we celebrate each other and I thank you in advance.



Kind Regards,


NMAPA Board of Directors


“ Kathy Johnson, PA-C, was recently appointed by Governor Lujan-Grisham as the PA Member to the New Mexico Medical Board. Ms. Johnson has been a PA since 2003. She worked at UNM, until 2018, in Geriatrics and as Faculty at the UNM PA Program. Ms. Johnson has been an active NMAPA member for many years, holding various Board positions, and volunteering time with the CME and legislative committees. She currently is a Locums provider for UNM. Ms. Johnson is very excited to join the NM Medical Board and looks forward to further her service to the residents of our state.“

NMAPA Annual Fall Primary Care Conference  September 15-17th 2022

Continue to monitor our website for updates.