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Physician Assistant Program

Physician Assistants (PAs) work as physician extenders in a variety of health care settings, providing patient/client care under supervision of a licensed physician. The specific scope of practice of the PA is directly related to the scope of practice of the supervising physician and the individual competencies of the PA.

Examples include:

• Conduct patient interviews and take medical histories

• Perform physical examinations

• Perform procedures delegated to them by a physician

• Provide counselling on preventive health care

Please click here to visit The Consortium of PA Education website for up to date information on admission requirements and application procedures.

Useful Links

For more information on Physician Assistants within Ontario, please visit Health Force Ontario's website at:

For more information on the Canadian National PA Association (CAPA) and national certification exam, please visit:


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