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Physician Assistant, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (WUR) Toronto, Canada
The Physician Assistant program of University of Toronto is a full-time professional, second-entry undergraduate degree program, based in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T).
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Overview

The Physician Assistant program of University of Toronto is a degree delivered in collaboration with Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The three institutions have formed the Consortium of PA Education (Consortium) to collaboratively contribute in the development, administration and delivery of the U of T degree.

The Consortium offers students a balance in academic and clinical orientation, extensive access to health care relevant resources and a curriculum delivery model that maximizes rural training and geographic accessibility throughout Ontario. The program is designed to meet the competencies outlined in the National Competency Profile as established by the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA). The aim of the program is to equip graduates with the competencies necessary to establish the foundation for a sustainable Canadian Physician Assistant profession.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Physician Assistant Role
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Clinical Skills
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required.
  • Minimum 10 full-year courses (20 half-year courses) or the equivalent of 4 semesters full time of undergraduate university education from a recognized university.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 calculated on the OMSAS scale. All completed undergraduate studies will be considered in the calculation of the cGPA.
  • Minimum of 910 hours of health care experience. All forms of health care experiences are considered toward the minimum requirement; Health care experience can be obtained through employment, clinical placements as part of health care educational programs, or as a volunteer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53290 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53290 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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