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Physician Assistants (PAs) are PHYSICIAN EXTENDERS and FORCE MULTIPLIERS:
– PAs increase a department/practice’s capacity to see MORE patients while delivering HIGH QUALITY health care – PAs help reduce wait times – PAs increase access to health care services – PAs reduce physician burnout and workload – PAs are involved in resident and medical learner teaching – The flexibility of PA Scope of Practice means PAs can cater their practice and work to filling in the gaps in any given service, department or practice setting – PAs enhance health care team coordination and communication, AND – PAs save the Canadian health care system money* – References: Value of Physician Assistants. Conference Board of Canada Report. CAPA-ACAM.
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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.