Canadian PA Certification Exam

The Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) administers the Canadian PA Certification Exam that Canadian and American PA graduates can write. I have included a few resources that are commonly used references for PA graduates.

Review Guides

Recommended for: PA Certification Exam Review

This comes in either an ebook or hardcopy that covers all the topics of the PA Certification exam  with simplified pathophysiology, key exam findings, must know diagnostic studies, and preferred management plans. There is a personalized notes section with original, memorable diagrams.

Review guides are categorized by body systems and provides high yield coverage of clinical diagnosis and presentations.

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Books on Amazon

A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants

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Recommended for: PA Certification Exam Review

This was developed and endorsed by the American Association of PAs, and the blueprint is very close to the Canadian PA Certification Exam. I used this book to ensure I understood and learned the key essentials that were covered. I passed (on the first attempt!) using this resource, in addition to the ones listed below. This is a great place to start your review for the certification exam.

Davis's PA Exam Review: Focused Review for the PANCE and PANRE

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Recommended for: PA Certification Exam Review

This book is excellent study material that compliments a review book like Toronto Notes, or the Comprehensive review for Certification/Recertification of PAs (listed above). Once you have reviewed your concepts, use this book to challenge your knowledge and comprehension with Multiple Choice Questions – these are hundreds of questions that mirror the format and structure of the certifying exams.

The practice questions come WITH explanations, designed to help you think through clinical scenarios and get you through the test.

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Recommended for: PA Certification Exam Review

Here key points of common conditions in different areas of medicine, structured for test review & quick reference during rotations. Includes Relevant Anatomy, Pathophys, Signs and Symptoms, Investigations & Treatment for each condition. With helpful diagrams, organized by area of medicine. The Medication review occurs at the end of each body system chapter.

For PA Certification Exam: Following the Canadian PA Certification Exam blueprint, you can cover body systems/topics. What’s nice is that unlike American resources, medical studying material has units and guidelines that are Canadian.

Online Review Courses

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Recommended for: PA Certification Exam Review

PA Helpers Canada is only online PA Cert exam course that is made for the Canadian PA Certification Exam. Topics cover all portions of the Cert Exam Blueprint with a timed Practice Exam to help you prepare.  It offers a full refund if you do not pass the exam.

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