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DEAPA Membership Categories:
- Fellow member:
- Restricted to physician assistants who are also members of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Fellow members have full voting privileges and may hold office.
- Student member:
- Restricted to students who are enrolled in a physician assistant training program that is approved by the Board of Directors. Student members shall not have the privilege to vote or hold office, except as specified in Sections 103.02, 105.04, 105.05, 107.07 of the DEAPA bylaws and constitution.
- Associate member:
- An individual from a health profession who is not eligible for any other membership category (Students who are enrolled in a pre-PA program may join as an associate). Associate members do not have voting privileges and are not eligible to hold office.
- Honorary members:
- Persons of distinction who have rendered outstanding service to DEAPA or persons who have retired from active work and have been elected by the Board of Directors to honorary membership. Honorary members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor of the Constituent Chapter, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
- Affiliate member:
- Physician assistants who desire to associate with DEAPA and who have been approved by the Board of Directors. This includes all physician assistants who are not confirmed members in the AAPA. Affiliate members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor of the Constituent Chapter. Affiliate members are not eligible to hold office or vote on issues pertaining to the AAPA.
According to DEAPA policy, membership in the organization shall consist of men and women who are cognizant of their obligation to the public and who meet the requirements for membership prescribed by the Board of Directors of the DownEast Association of Physician Assistants.