Value of PAs: Recommendations for Action

The final instalment in the research series on the role of PAs, this briefing summarizes the insights generated and provides recommendations in five key areas: health human resources, funding models, regulation and data-tracking, supply and training, and evidence and understanding of impact…more.

Embracing allied primary health providers

Healthcare in Canada is changing, and with the ever-growing, aging and diverse population, your health professions have developed strategic and evidence-based disciplines to assist in ensuring your healthcare is maintained and services are available to you. This includes the community paramedic, nurse practitioner and physician assistant…more.

 

 

Lack of sustainable funding a barrier to physician assistant employment in Canada – Conference Board of Canada Report

Although largely an area of untapped potential in most provinces, physician assistants (PAs) can help address many service gaps and health system policy goals, including improved continuity care, access, equity, and sustainability. But a new Conference Board of Canada report finds that the absence of sustainable funding models is a significant barrier for the expansion of PA employment across Canada…more.

 

Record demand shown for physician assistant program

The University of Manitoba physician assistant program, the only one in Canada at the master’s level, attracted a record number of applicants this year. There were 197 applications for 15 spots in the program, up from 166 last year…more.

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