Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants

A strong voice in Alaskan medicine.

The Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants (AKAPA) is made up primarily of physician assistants practicing in Alaska and is dedicated to providing Alaskans the highest quality of medical care. We are committed to enhancing the practice environment of physician assistants and providing continuing medical education both to our members and to the public.


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2015 PA of the Year

Patrica Hensch, PA-C is the
2015 PA of the Year!

Pat is the very picture of the "Alaskan PA". After graduating from MEDEX in 1986, she worked in Bethel providing healthcare to patients throughout the entire region. She is famous for performing school physicals by the hundreds every year, often traveling by riverboat or airplane to villages in the YK Delta. She is well-known and well- liked by her patients and provided a stellar role model to Western Alaska Youth. 

Pat has continued in her career as an influential PA, becoming a PA educator at MEDEX in 2009, where she has retired in December of 2015. 

Click here to read more about Pat and to learn more about the PA of the Year award!


2015 Scholarship Award

Tara Wood, PA-S, 2015 Scholarship Recipient


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