The Faculty of Physician Associates provides professional support to physician associates across the UK. Members of the FPA are part of a professional membership body campaigning for progress and change in the profession, offering advice to the government, and taking part in national debates on medical, clinical and public health issues.

The FPA reviews and sets standards for: 

  • the education and training of physician associates
  • accreditation of university programmes
  • physician associate national certification and recertification examinations.

The FPA provides support to both qualified and student physician associates in their education, training and professional development, giving members access to a benefits package that includes a CPD diary, publications, library resources, and discounts on professional development courses and events.

The FPA oversees and administers the running of the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR) and is campaigning to achieve statutory registration of the profession. Find out more about who physician associates are. 

For information on how to become a member of the FPA, visit our join pages.