How do I become a Physician Assistant?

At present there are four Physician Assistant Education Programs (PAEP) in Canada:  the Canadian Forces Medical Services School, the University of Manitoba, McMaster University, and the PA Consortium (University of Toronto, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Michener Institute of Applied Sciences). PAEP includes one year of didactic classroom medical education and 12-14 months of clinical exposure and rotations at hospitals and medical clinics throughout Canada. All programs meet the same standard and apply for accreditation from the Canadian Medical Association’s Conjoint Accreditation Services.

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