Association of
Physician Assistants
in Cardiovascular Surgery

Our Mission
The mission of the APACVS is to be leader in Cardiovascular and Thoracic education and professional development of Physician Assistants. The values in which the Association is founded are Education, Professionalism, Advocacy, Teamwork, and Service.

APACVS Practice & Compensation Survey

The APACVS is conducting its annual survey of CVT Surgical PA's and is asking for your input. This year, we will be providing one lucky participant with a $250 Amazon Gift Card for their valuable feedback and completion of the survey. The Profile is consistently ranked as the most important membership benefit, but its reliability depends entirely upon you, particularly in order to provide the information for subgroups that everyone is interested in - practice scope, demographic differences, and experience levels - with statistical confidence.

For more than 25 years, the APACVS annual reports have been used by APACVS members, hospital administrators, HR departments, and employing physicians to substantiate our increasing responsibility and value in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

We need your input to ensure that this report truly represents a reflection of your profession's value. You do not have to be an APACVS member to participate. A copy of the report will be added to the Members Only area of the APACVS website and participating non-members can request a copy. Results will be available later this Spring.

The survey is now active and ready for respondents. The DEADLINE for responding is April 15, 2015.

APACVS Annual Meeting
34th Annual APACVS Meeting
March 1-4, 2015
Bellagio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

  APACVS CardioVision
The Winter 2015 edition of CardioVISION is now available!

eNewsletter highlights include:
  • Board of Directors and Leadership Fellows Announcement
  • Gaining Cardiothoracic Surgery Knowledge and Experience Continues to be a Focus
  • The PA Profession & Independent Practice: A Modern Day Clinical Reality
    And much more!

View the latest edition

The Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery (PACTS) Foundation was created to provide opportunities for physician assistants in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. The goal of this Foundation is to provide grants and scholarships to individuals in need of specific education in the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical fields and support the advancement of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

The PACTS Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support education within our specialty.

Donate to the PACTS Foundation

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