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Today is National PA Day in Canada. Congratulations to all students, and practicing Physician Assistants across the country.

by Home Care Ontario | Nov 27, 2018

PAs are skilled health care professionals who work independently under the supervision of a licensed doctor to extend productivity and allow more patients to be seen. They conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, diagnose illnesses, and prescribe medications. Today there are over 600 certified PAs practicing in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta and they play a central role in the Canadian Armed Forces, where they care for Canada's military personnel at home and abroad.

As Physician Assistants across Canada celebrate Physician Assistant Day today, it is important to recognize their untapped potential to enhance care and allow more patients to be seen. As a committed educator of PAs at McMaster, I am impressed by their commitment, competency, versatility and skill set.

Read the Press Release from the Canadian Physician Assistants Association.

 

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