Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association is:

  • To promote the professional development of Physician Assistants practicing in the Rochester region.
  • To assist members by sponsoring Continuing Medical Education opportunities.
  • To provide members with information on local, state, and national issues that affect the Physician Assistant profession and the healthcare field.
  • To promote healthcare and education in the Rochester community.


A complete set of our by-laws are on file with the Board of Directors. The current bylaws are available for download hereĀ RRPAA Bylaws

Summary of Our Organizational Structure:

We are a not-for-profit corporation under IRS section 501(c)(3) organized exclusively for the charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3).

Specifically, the corporation uses our 501(c)(3) status to work for the welfare of the Physician Assistants in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region by offering assistance, guidance and educational opportunities to and for the benefit of Physician Assistants.

The corporation is managed by a Board of Directors (BOD) selected by a majority vote of its members. The BOD meets at least quarterly, and with a quorum of the Board, votes on all related activities of the corporation.