|Faculty:||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Field of Study:||Physician Assistant
|Description:||In 2008, McMaster became one of the first institutions in Canada to launch a Physician Assistant Education Program. The inaugural class of 21 students will pioneer a new role in health care provision in the province. The PA program will lead to the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physician Assistant). The program will be taught using inquiry and problem-based-learning, which enhance each student?s ability to think critically, solve problems, demonstrate initiative and independence in practice, and promote lifelong learning. The content and competency objectives of the program were defined with reference to the National Occupational Competency Profile (NCP) developed by the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA).
Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who work with physicians to provide health care. Under the overall supervision of a physician PAs take histories, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, counsel on preventive health care and may assist in surgery. A PA’s practice may also include education, research and administration.
|URL:||Physician Assistant at McMaster University|
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||90|
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U; one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U; SBI4U; SCH4U; and one non-math; non-science; non-technology 4U/M credit.
Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86