PASA – Physician Assistant Student Association | 2015 AAPA Conference | 05/22/2015 – 01/26/2015


Name of the Organization: PASA – Physician Assistant Student Association

Trip Information

Title of Trip: 2015 AAPA Conference

Dates of Travel: From 05/22/2015 To 01/26/2015

Travel to: Moscone Center Howard Street, San Francisco, California

Number of Expected Traveler: 48

Resubmission? No

Has the group attended before?: Yes
How many previously went: 20

Purpose of Trip: To whom it may concern,

AAPA Conference 2015 offers a unique opportunity for us as students to come together and learn, network and gain valuable experience while enhancing our education. We will have the chance to select three of our students to display their medical knowledge and compete in the always exciting Challenge Bowl. We will also:

• Take part in exceptional educational programs designed specifically for future PAs, and have access to select CME sessions
• Learn to successfully navigate the transition to the clinical years through the excellent offerings on contract negotiation, resume writing and interview preparation
• Network and make valuable connections at the Career Fair
• View and discuss research projects done by other students at the Poster Session
• Connect with practicing PAs, clinical preceptors and mentors
• Hear from noteworthy keynote speakers and thought leaders in the medical field and beyond

Please consider giving financial aid to the proud UF Students representing the both the east coast and the University of Florida. We would appreciate the show of support that you provide to us as PAs-in-training!

Budget Requests


Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
Southwest round trip flight 48 190 9,120
Cab rides to and from Airport (14 miles) 48 35 1680


Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
AAPA registration 48 165 7,920


Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
San Francisco Marriot Marquis 48 333 15,984

Other Costs

Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
Food (4 days x 3 meals) 48 120 5,760

Other Funding Sources

The students in the PA class of 2016 submit this request form in the hopes that the MCC could grant our group funding in order to assist specifically with REGISTRATION FEES only. We realize that this is large request, and we have attempted to budget the entire trip to keep cost manageable. However, the only fixed number above is the registration fee required for conference attendance. We are also aware that there is a place in the existing budget for this event, unfortunately that amount was designed to assist 4 students in their travels and we are happy to say that we have 48 students attending!

Thank you very much for reading and considering our funding request.

Best to you and happy new year,
The 2016 University of Florida PA class