Resources for Canadian PA StudentsAnne Dang2020-06-27T10:23:34-05:00
RESOURCES FOR 1ST + 2ND YR OF PA SCHOOL
Canadian PA Students
There are 4 PA Programs in Canada - McMaster University, PA Consortium (University of Toronto, Michener Institute, Northern Ontario School of Medicine), University of Manitoba's Masters of PA Studies, and Canadian Forces Military PA Program.
1st year PA school involves classroom learning that includes learning medical foundations, patient assessment and examination skills, as well as clinical placement and observerships. Each PA Program delivers their curriculum using different styles.
“First year has been conceptually thought of as ‘trying to drink water from a fire hydrant’. It is fast, furious, high pressured, and seems like you will never catch it all, obtain it all, retain it all. The nice thing is, you don’t have to capture or retain it all, it is just the framework so that when you encounter it again (you will), you can add the information back into that framework.” – Viet,Cardiology PA
In 2nd year PA School, students complete clinical rotations in 4-12 weeks blocks at a time in different areas of medicine including Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery and more.
Hi! I’m Anne, a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant working in Orthopaedic Surgery.
I’ve been writing about my PA experience since starting my PA journey and I’m excited to share CanadianPA.ca as a resource to help you learn about the role and impact of Physician Assistants in Canada.
This blog is my way of helping you, the way others have helped me, discover the PA profession and pursue a career that I love.