PA Helpers Canada & PA Certification
So PA helpers is an online preparatory course to help people pass the PACCC exam in Canada, at least it’s limited to Canada as of right now. The US system has a lot of organizations to help PAs pass their exam. All of the PAs in the US have many courses they can take. This includes in-person courses, online courses, workbooks, etc. but there has been nothing in Canada. So if you are a PA in Canada looking for resources to prepare you for the exam, I mean, the obvious place is the US because our exam is based off of theirs, but is also inadequate source, because its US units, US guidelines, US drug names. None of that is helpful for our exam.
And although, yes, your basic is content is the same, but all of those details are different. Studying off of that is a bit of a waste of time, and we have this huge gap here in Canada and we needed to fil it. Rachel Thompson and I are working very hard to get that done, and out. The students took their exam yesterday, so they have just finished our first round of students.
We hope to continue to make improvements to that, and help the students to continue to find some value in it. I hope to take it to other countries that also don’t have resources available to help them study for their national exams. But that’s a future endeavor.