The following is my platform statement for my candidacy as a delegate to the 2016 AAPA HOD Meeting....

       As a physician assistant trained at the Essex Community College, and who learned the practice of medicine throughout the Greater Baltimore area, I am excited to return to my roots and once again, be practicing in Maryland. As a young PA, I remember the struggles that our profession faced, in Maryland, and I remember how MAPA was there to represent us and our needs. As a MAPA Board member, I worked for several years representing the interests of Maryland PAs, at the state level. In addition, I served several terms as the Public Education Director, as well as the Membership Director. During my previous tenure with MAPA, I also served as a delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates, representing the interests of Maryland PAs at the national level.

 Our profession faces ongoing challenges. Once again, I am interested in serving Maryland PAs in our national forum. Over the next year, I look forward to meeting with my Maryland colleagues and the MAPA leadership, in order to assess the ongoing needs and interests of Maryland PAs. I will represent your interests and concerns pertaining to PA privileges, reimbursement matters, shifting healthcare delivery models, and medical liability issues, for examples. I would appreciate your support in my candidacy for Delegate to the 2016 AAPA House of Delegates. With your support, I will dedicate myself to working for you and the MAPA leadership to establish a "Maryland message" for our national PA forum. I appreciate your consideration for Delegate and look forward to working on your behalf.

 Sincerely,

Brian W. Horgan, MPAS, PA-C