PA Students

Resources for Canadian PA students in first and second year of PA school.

Resources for 1st year PA Students

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

See Canadian PA Student Profiles

University of Manitoba MPAS

Manitoba PA Fellowship

Resources for 2nd year PA Students

2nd year PA school is where PA students complete core and elective clinical rotations in different areas of medicine.

Preparing for PA Employment after Graduation