McMaster University

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree:Bachelor
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
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,735

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
Scholarships:1

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*90
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 

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.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

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

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 23, 2017