New PA Grad Tips
Tips for New PA Grads
Merriam-Webster defines Advocate as, "to support or argue for (a cause or policy)". Physician Assistants are natural advocates, this is required as part of training as outlined by CanMeds-PA . We use our expertise and knowledge to positively influence the health of Canadian patients.
Although civilian PAs have been working in Canada since 2006, there’s no question that integrating them is still a work in progress. If you are lucky, you’ll be applying for jobs where the supervising physicians and hospitals already have PAs and have worked
Physician Assistants in Canada write the PA Certification Exam once, and in order to maintain their "Certified" status, they must obtain a certain number of CPD hours. CPD stands for "Continuing Professional Development", which is also known as CME or "Continuing Medical Education".
On June 15, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced that applications for the Career Start Program to employ Ontario's 2017 PA graduates. Here is an overview of the timeline and some of the requirements for the Ontario 2017 Career
I’m back, and here to tell you about the second (and happier) part of my journey of getting a job as a new Physician Assistant (PA) graduate. To those of you who read part one about my experience with the Career Start Grant,
When and how did you start preparing for job process? I started preparing for the job process near the end of my last rotation. I worked on my resume and cover letter while studying for the Canadian Entry to Practice Certification Exam, which
I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew who completed an Orthopaedic Surgery elective rotation with us during his second year of PA school. My PA colleague and I were delighted to hear he secured a position in Orthopaedic Surgery (it's a not-so-secret bias
There are various models for what a Physician Assistant and Supervising Physician relationship may look like. The relationship can vary by practice setting (in outpatient, versus in hospital), by PA experience (new grad, versus experienced PA), and by area of medicine (family medicine
A large proponent on deciding a career and then going through the process of applying to a PA program, like any professional school, is determining what the job market is for that profession. If you want to know the specifics of how a newly minted
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