Founded in 2000 as a
non-profit organization, the Gastroenterology Physician Assistants (GIPA)
is the voice representing physician assistants who practice Gastroenterology
and Hepatology. The mission of the Gastroenterology Physician Assistants
(GIPA) is to provide improved healthcare and access to patients with gastrointestinal
and hepatobiliary disease through professional and educational support to physician
assistants (PAs) practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology.
- GIPA is the authoritative voice of the PA profession for
gastroenterology and Hepatology physician assistants as recognized by
the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
- GIPA represents the gastroenterology physician assistant in
the AAPA House of Delegates and continues its strong working relationship
with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American
Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).
- GIPA educates other healthcare professionals regarding the
role of physician assistants in gastroenterology and hepatology.
- GIPA provides professional and educational support to PAs
practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology.
- GIPA promotes education, access, and advocacy regarding
gastroenterology and hepatology in both the clinical and community settings.
GIPA's membership includes practicing physician assistants, PA
students who are interested in a career in gastroenterology and hepatology,
and our professional partners in healthcare. We invite you to share your voice
with the GIPA Board and Leadership.
and harvest the benefits of membership in a powerful organization.
Clinical Care Options
Be sure to check out the new hepatology Web site recently added to our CME links
section: www.clinicalcareoptions.com. This
is a very useful Web site for practicing Gastroenterology PAs.
Advanced Practicum in Gastroenterology is a self-paced, online program that offers educational courses that address the history, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of gastroenterological diseases that are commonly managed by Physician’s Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP). The program is designed to fill a critical need for providing specialized, postgraduate-level training for Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician’s Assistants (PA) who are recent graduates or currently in practice and seeking a career in the medical specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology. All courses are available free of charge to participants and are taught by expert Physicians, NP’s, and PA’s who are leaders in their field. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are provided upon completion of courses.
For more information see www.advancedpracticum.com.
Message to All GI PAs
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the field of Gastroenterology and/or Hepatology Physician Assistants. The Gastroenterology Physician Assistants (GIPA) has many goals to undertake in this new fiscal year and we look forward to your continued support. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity granted to me in serving as your President and look forward to working actively on your behalf. Under the direction of Past-President Diana McFarlane and the leadership of our Board of Directors, we have established an excellent foundation for GIPA’s future growth as specialty healthcare providers. Our continued, concerted effort is essential to securing our position in healthcare management and ensuring future professional growth and recognition.
In order to achieve these goals, we ask that you consider participating at one or more of the levels listed below.
Continued Membership Growth and Representation
Continue to support GIPA as your professional association by continuing your membership and encouraging your colleagues to join us. We welcome your participation and ideas with our leadership team. The annual membership fee is only $30 per year and provides you with:
- GI PA specific job listings
- GIPA Digest, a quarterly newsletter designed specifically for GI PAs
- Professional resources designed to improve your knowledge & patient outcomes
- Representation of GIPA interests at the national level
- GIPA resources to promote professional recognition & growth of GI PAs
Professional Resources for your Networking and Career Development
- As a GIPA member, you’ll receive information about education & networking opportunities designed specifically for GI PAs
- You’ll also gain access to online resources & databases to assist you with your career development
- Information on fellowship, award and grant opportunities
Foster Professional Relationships with the Premier Gastroenterology & Hepatology Organizations
- American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
- American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
Remember, GIPA could not exist without the support of dedicated professionals like you. It is
through our combined efforts over the last several years that we have been able to achieve advancements
in our chosen field. Please contact me with any questions or ideas you have about GIPA. Now
is the time to renew your membership by filling out the attached membership application and faxing it
to GIPA's office at (813)766-8807. We look forward to hearing from you soon.