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Physician Assistant, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #29 (QS) ,
The Bachelor of Science Physician Assistant degree (BScPA) 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).


The BScPA is a University of Toronto degree delivered in collaboration with Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (Michener). 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.


The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has accorded the BScPA Program a 6 year accreditation status to December 2017.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Physician Assistant Role
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Clinical Skills
  • Pathology
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Pharmacology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma, including English HL or SL is required for admission.
  • Prerequisite courses can be presented at either the Standard or Higher Level.
  • For programs with a Math prerequisite, Math SL or HL is required. “Math Studies” is not acceptable.
  • A total score of 27, not including bonus points, is required for admission consideration. More competitive programs require a significantly higher score.
  • If you are currently enrolled in the IB Diploma program, you must submit your predicted IB results (1-7 scale), confirmation that you are completing the full IB Diploma, a current transcript including any mid-term/mid-year results available, and complete the online self-reported grades form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32240 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7440 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 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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