Dal launches master of physician assistant program


Dalhousie University has launched a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. The program will train physician assistants so that they can work alongside physicians. Students will complete two years of training, during which they will learn to diagnose and treat patients and prescribe medications. “We know we need more healthcare providers, and physician assistants can help provide Nova Scotians faster access to care,” said NS Health Minister Michelle Thompson. “We are proud to be able to train physician assistants right here in Nova Scotia.”