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Students

The SDPA is committed to providing valuable, high quality, resources and opportunities for emerging professionals in the field. With a growing student membership student members will join a tightknit community of peers.

What students can join the SDPA?

Student members are those enrolled in a CAHEA, CAAHEP, or successor agency approved PA program, or an AAPA approved program.

What are the opportunities and benefits of becoming a student member of the SDPA?

Student members have exclusive access to a robust ‘student only’ section of our website. This website is intended to be a one stop shop for all information related to finding preceptors for your dermatology elective rotation, how to write a dermatology specific resume, articles on professional issues, lists of medical texts and PDA applications to help you through your novice years in the specialty, and much more. I hope you find this website beneficial in your quest and getting involved with the SDPA, in any capacity, is the best way to show your gratitude. Students will also have ways to connect with other student members through our website. Most of all, students will have the opportunity to meet with seasoned professionals at our summer and fall conferences as well as network with other SDPA student members.

How do I get involved in leadership? 

The SDPA Student Affairs Committee consists of three leaders, a recent graduate advisor, a senior student coordinator and a junior student coordinator. Each year the SDPA appoints a new junior student coordinator to join the ranks of our student leadership. The junior coordinator will then spend 1 year learning the ropes, 1 year as senior student coordinator, and 1 year as the recent graduate advisor. Joining SDPA leadership is an excellent way to further your career goals and gain real world experience before you graduate. Read more here.

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