Dalhousie University will launch a two-year master’s level physician assistant training program, beginning in January 2024. The program will have 24 seats each year and will give priority to Nova Scotian applicants. Dal medical school dean Dr David Anderson told that the program was developed over the course of the last six months after the university received a commitment of $5.6M to develop the program and $1.5M in annual funding from NS. Anderson stated that officials drew on the existing medical school curriculum and worked with the lead of McMaster University’s physician assistant training program to develop the program. NS reports that the program is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.