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PA Practice in Manitoba vs. Ontario

Natalie Dies is a graduate of the McMaster PA Education Program, Class of 2012 and is one of the few PAs in Canada who has worked in 3 different provinces for her PA career. Her journey started in Ontario. Natalie completed many of her elective rotations in surgical subspecialties, knowing that she had a strong preference for perioperative medicine. She "created" a

Guide to the 2017 Ontario Career Start Grant

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 Start Program. Go to Career Start Program Site Now

Finding a job as a new PA graduate: the importance of having a network

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, and have been anxiously awaiting the rest of my story, I apologize for the anxiety! But at the

Finding a Job as a New PA graduate: Getting Started with the Career Start Grant

Hi everyone! It’s an honour to be writing this post for Anne, since this blog played a big role in my decision to pursue a career as a physician assistant (PA). She asked me to share my story about finding a job as a new PA graduate since so many of you have questions about how the process works, and what

New PA Grad BG discusses finding work thru Career Start

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 unfortunately was scheduled in the middle of Health Force Ontario’s (HFO) hiring cycle. Once the list of HFO

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New PA Grad Celina on finding work outside the Career Start Grant

I met Celina a few times while she was a first year PA student when I helped to facilitate the Casting Workshop at University of Toronto, and again seeing her at the CAPA Conference in Winnipeg in 2016. Celina's experience with finding employment after graduation was unique, as she was employed before Health Force Ontario jobs were released in the fall of

New PA Grad Andrew reflects on the PA Job Hunt

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 that we hope all of the students who rotate with us end up in Ortho/MSK). He has kindly

Networking & Employment Tips for PA students

Andrea Lombardi, CCPA and Todd Bryden did an early morning Breakfast session on the 2nd day of the CAPA conference canvassing questions from the audience of PA students about what life is like as a PA after graduation. How to Secure Clinical Observerships as a 1st year PA student "I'm having difficulty finding Physician

Highlights of McMaster PA Grads

Kristen Burrows Assistant Dean of the Program who is also a Class of 2010 graduate. Her presentation highlighted achievements of the program - its students and alumni. She also took time with Nancy Aza to field questions from the audience at the end of the presentation. I've summarized Kristen's presentation here in addition to some of the Q&A from the audience.

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