Physician Assistants (PAs) are highly skilled health care professionals educated in the medical model who practice medicine. PAs can work in any clinic setting to extend physician services, complement existing services and aid in improving patient access to health care. (CMA Toolkit) Learn more →
PA forums and communities were a valuable resource during my PA Admissions process. However, all resources available to me were American since at the time the 1st PA program in Ontario had not yet graduated the very first class. There are quite a few Pre-PA Communities available on forums, LinkedIn and Facebook. I recently started the Canadian Pre-PA Student Network which I hope you’ll join and browse through the questions that discuss everything from PA Practice in Canada, Life as a PA student and questions about admissions.
I started the Canadian Pre-PA Student Network on Facebook, in response to numerous Pre-PA students interested in Canadian programs. There are current PA students from all 3 civilian programs, practicing PAs across the country, as well at time of writing our Ontario Chapter PA president as part of the group to answer questions about scope of practice, PA school & admissions.
PreMed101 contains discussion topics on PA applications. They have grouped PA and NP forum together, however posts are PA dominant and you sign up for an account to be able to post, but all topics are available to read publicly without registering.
Keep in mind that the information and advice in these forums are reflections of the experiences and opinions of PA applicants, students, and alumni. The most accurate up to date information about admissions and PA information can be found on the official PA program websites, and on the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants website.
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.