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Physician Assistant Career Start Program

HealthForceOntario administers the Physician Assistant (PA) Career Start Grant Program, which provides time limited financial support to facilitate the transition of Ontario PA graduates into the health-care system to help address patient care needs. The program aims to encourage the sustainability of the PA profession by matching graduates with employers committed to the long-term integration and financial support of the PA role in their organization.

Career Start grants have been provided to support PA employment in a variety of priority settings including emergency departments, primary care and internal medicine.

Career Start Program Available for 2018 Ontario Physician Assistant Graduates

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is pleased to announce that applications for Physician Assistant (PA) Career Start grants to employ Ontario’s 2018 PA graduates are now available. Financial support of up to $46,000 per year for one or two years, depending on geographic location, will be available to help approved employers provide employment opportunities for PA graduates. An additional $10,000 is being offered as an incentive for PAs who complete one year service with employers who qualify for two years of funding.

This time-limited financial support is intended to facilitate the transition of Ontario PA graduates into the health care system to help address patient care needs. The program aims to encourage the sustainability of the PA profession by matching graduates with employers committed to the long-term integration and financial support of the PA role in their organization.

Opportunities for 2018 Ontario PA graduates will be supported in priority settings including Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, General Internal Medicine (inpatient), and other clinical settings, to help address patient care needs.

Prospective employers must provide a plan for integrating the PA into the organization and must demonstrate how they will sustain the PA position after Career Start funding ends.

Applications for grant funding must be submitted by June 13, 2018.


For more information about the Physician Assistant Career Start Program:
E-mail: pa@healthforceontario.ca
Tel: 1-800-596-4046

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