Maine Association of Physician Assistants

Maine Constituent Chapter to the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Learn more about Question number 1 at Maine Families for Vaccines's website here.



February 5-8, 2020

Sunday River, Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center

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97 Summit Drive, Newry, ME

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Letter to the Editor: To Address Maine’s Doctor Shortage, Expand Role of Physician Assistant 

by Gretchen Preneta PA-C    January 24, 2020

How to combat doctor shortages with the help of Maine Physician Assistants and state legislature in this publication from the Press Herald.

Read more here.

University of New England Training PA Students to Treat Opioid Use Disorders

News Center Maine talked with UNE Physician Assistant students and faculty about the importance of learning treat opioid use disorders.

UNE's PA and medical students will get even more education and training now thanks to a major federal grant. 

AAPA Features MEAPA'S Tim Grace!

Timothy M. Grace, PA-C, works both as a hospitalist PA and in emergency medicine for Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.
He is the featured member on the AAPA website sharing his reflections on his life-changing decision to become a PA. The article states, "From serving in the United States Air Force for nine years to selling modular healthcare furniture, an unlikely path led Timothy M. Grace, PA-C, to become a PA."

Read more about Tim and his path to becoming a PA here.

MEAPA's Purpose

The Maine Association of Physician Assistants was incorporated on April 1, 1977, as a nonprofit organization. MEAPA is representative of the physician assistants employed within the State of Maine, and its primary objective is to enhance quality medical care to the people of Maine through a process of continuing medical education to the membership, other health care workers, and the general public. As a constituent organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, MEAPA meets all provisions of the AAPA's bylaws and policies and upholds the principles, purposes, and philosophy for which the AAPA was founded.

Our Mission

To provide an organization to which physician assistants can look for leadership, strength, education, communication, and assistance. Our priorities are:

  • To establish and maintain a program of continuing education for physician assistants.
  • To educate the public and other health care workers regarding the role of the physician assistant.
  • To propose and further legislation which affects the evolution of the physician assistant as a health care provider.
  • To provide a forum where physician assistants can meet and share experiences, concerns, and plans.

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Executive Director: Kate Smith
Assistant Exec. Director: Eric Swanson 
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                MEAPA (New Address):
                 PO Box 10143
                Portland, ME 04104
(207) 620.7577 or  (413) 285-8619


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