What formal education do Physician Assistants have?

August 5th, 2014

Accredited PA education programs are available in Canada and in the United States. There are currently four accredited PA education programs in Canada. These programs are accredited through the Canadian Medical Association Conjoint Accreditation process. The accredited programs are: the… Read more »

What will Physician Assistants mean for patients?

August 5th, 2014

The PA role is designed to provide Canadians with improved access to appropriate health care providers, with the goal of improved patient satisfaction and patient care. Importantly, the literature demonstrates that PAs are effective providers when measured against patient safety,… Read more »

What’s the difference between a PA and a physician?

August 5th, 2014

Physician assistants are educated in the medical model; in some schools they attend many of the same classes as medical students. One of the main differences between PA education and physician education is not the core content of the curriculum,… Read more »

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