The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) is the only statewide association representing the educational and professional interests of Tennessee’s PAs. Our mission is to promote accessible, quality healthcare, and to advance the education, profession and practice of physician assistants in Tennessee.


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Becoming a member of TAPA shows that you are willing to invest in your career and the future of your profession.

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Job Board

Find a Great Physician Assistant Job In Tennessee Today!


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Conference Sponsorships

Partner with TAPA at our annual CME conferences to promote your products and services.

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PA Protocol

Under Tennessee law, PAs practice under a protocol developed in consultation with their supervising physician.

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Tennessee PA Programs

Listed below are the PA programs in Tennessee. Please click on the links below to find out more ..

Pre-PA Student Information

PA programs typically award a master’s degree upon completion. Therefore, students applying ..

PA Student Member Events

TAPA is pleased to offer student-specific programming to its student members as an added value to ..

Scholarship Application

The Tennessee Physician Assistant Foundation awards the following scholarships each year ..

PA Foundation

Mission Statement

The Foundation encourages the educational pursuits and development of PA students by recognizing .. Read More


TheTennessee Physician Assistant Foundation relies on the generous support of PAs to fund scholarshi .. Read More

Scholarship Applications

The Tennessee Physician Assistant Foundation awards the following scholarships each year at FallFest .. Read More

Scholarship Recipients

This year, the Foundation received many applications for two separate scholarships – the JC Carey, a long.. Read More

Scholarship Criteria

The Tennessee PA Foundation will award a minimum of one scholarship yearly in the amount of $500.00.. Read More


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As a physician assistant, you face a unique set of legal risks. Because you work so closely with your supervising physician (and often several physicians) ..

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Conference Sponsors

TAPA is pleased to offer overall conference sponsorships that enhance a company’s presence leading up to, and at, the spring and fall conferences ..

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CME Advertising

Advertise your upcoming CME event with TAPA! TAPA wants to ensure that Tennessee PAs are aware of CME opportunities in their area of practice..