MEDEX and Canadian Training Opportunities
In Canada, over the last 50 years, only the Canadian military trained and utilized physician assistants as part of the medical team. Recently, the Canadian Medical Association granted civilian physician assistants recognition as well. This opens the door to new training opportunities for qualified allied health practitioners to join the field. In May 2013 MEDEX Northwest will accept applications for the 2014 academic year from Canadian applicants to train at our Seattle or Spokane classroom locations.
Canadian students selected for the program must be eligible for a student visa and will choose to attend either the Seattle or Spokane training site for didactic instruction (year one) beginning in June 2014. The clinical training year will be arranged in sites throughout the WWAMI region and possibly some sites in Canada. Canadian applicants must meet all the same academic and clinical experience prerequisites as other MEDEX applicants.
It is our intent that MEDEX graduates will meet the Canadian requirements and professional standards for PA practice in Canada.
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For more information about the PA profession in Canada please visit the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants