How can I get involved? 

There are many ways of getting involved in the Faculty of Physician Associates. Although we are not currently recruiting for any voluntary posts on any of our sub-committees, you can email us your CV and a covering letter laying out your interest and expertise, and we will consider it when posts become available.

If you are currently studying physician associate studies, find out who your university representative is emailing us on [email protected]


FPA sub-committees 

Professional standards sub-committee 

The professional standards sub-committee sets professional standards for membership of the FPA and the physician associate managed voluntary register (PAMVR). It also oversees and approves membership applications.

For more information, see the Professional standards sub-committee terms of reference. 


Examination sub-committee 

The examination sub-committee develops and provides oversight of the national and recertification examinations.

For more information, please see the Examination sub-committee terms of reference.


Pre-registration sub-committee 

The pre-registration sub-committee reviews and revises the Competency and Curriculum Framework and the Matrix of Core Clinical Conditions for the physician associates, and represents the FPA on the UK and Ireland Universities Board for PA Education (UKIBPAE). It also maintains accreditation standards and develops the accreditation programme for UK physician associate programmes.

For more information, please see the Pre-registration education sub-committee terms of reference.


Post-registration sub-committee 

The post-registration sub-committee oversees and progresses developments relating to CPD points and the CPD diary. This includes delivering Type 1 continued professional development (CPD) including organising the annual FPA conference. This sub-committee also supports the annual FPA census and raising awareness of the profession.

For more information, please see the Post-registration education sub-committee terms of reference.