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CAPACareers Expo

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Westin Anaheim Resort
1030 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA


The CAPACareers Expo is a professional launchpad for early career PAs, PAs seeking lateral mobility, and PA students ready to get a head start in their profession. This group is exploring practice setting options, employment opportunities, fellowship programs, doctoral programs, and specialty experience.

CAPACareers Expo will encompass a half-day of:

  • Four Business/practice lecture topics
  • Mock interviews
  • CV/Resume Consultations
  • Engagement with employers and recruiters
  • Complimentary professional headshots!

Registration is FREE and only for CAPA Members Only.

Attendees will be entered for a chance to win FREE PANCE Prep! Provided by TrueLearn

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CAPA has done an extraordinary job pulling together wide networks of clinicians and educators from across the state to provide current and in depth views of the careers PAs lead; the horses and the zebras!  Serving on a panel with clinical and administrative pioneers in our respective fields sparked fires across our audience. You know you are at a great conference when someone has to escort your group out of the room so that the next presenter can come. Truly a gift to be a part of and watch!

Amy Vu, MSM, PA-C Associate Professor | Director of Clinical Education Point Loma University of Nazarene

Time Topic
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Early Career Financial Strategies: Budgeting Tips & Retirement Planning
James Davenport, Managing Director/Partner, Beacon Pointe
Sponsored by Beacon Pointe
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Setting Yourself Up for Success - Understanding Effective Onboarding
Sonny Cline, PA-C, Sacramento Medical Oasis
Brett Bergman, PA-C, Director of APPs, Kaiser Permanente SC
Deon Kidd, PA-C, Director of APPs, University of California Irvine
Adam Mogil, PA-C, Genesis Healthcare Partners
Claudia Padilla, PA-C, Carbon Health
Moderated by Sunayana Pydah, PA-C, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Liability Insurance: Learn How to Protect Yourself
Kate Fox, Senior Vice President, HPSO
Sponsored by HPSO
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM The Boundless Career Trajectory of a PA: A Panel on PAs in Non-Clinical and Clinical Leadership Roles
Michael Burney, PA- C, PA Program Director, Chapman University
Sonny Cline, PA-C, Sacramento Medical Oasis
Deon Kidd, PA-C, Director of APPs, University of California Irvine
Sunayana Pydah, PA-C, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Philip DaVisio, PA-C, Site Lead Supervisor, Kaiser Permanente
Moderated by Clair Kuriakose, PA-C, Stanford Health Care

Exhibits and Sponsorships
California PA schools graduate approximately 1,400 new PAs and accepts another 1,600 students each year. Among practicing PAs, about 7% change specialties in any given year. These laterally mobile PAs, student cohorts, and early career PAs are eager to get a jumpstart in their profession and see what practice setting or other options are most appropriate for their skills and interests.

The CAPACareers Expo provides an opportunity for practices, advanced education and training programs, and healthcare business providers to reach both fresh and experienced clinical talent.

To learn more about engagement and marketing opportunities at this event, download the prospectus or contact Teresa Chien,


  • Central California Faculty Medical Group
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • University of the Pacific
  • Sutter Health Physician Recruitment
  • UC Davis Health
  • UC Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • University of the Pacific
  • Touro University