Can UK Physician associate graduates work in Canada

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    I really want to live in Canada for a few years when I'm older so as a Physician associate in the UK will I be able to get a job in Canada?

    Thanks for your help.
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    (Original post by leo_147)
    I really want to live in Canada for a few years when I'm older so as a Physician associate in the UK will I be able to get a job in Canada?

    Thanks for your help.
    Hi Leo,

    At the moment UK Physician Associate are only able to work within the UK because the profession is on a managed voluntary register. It means that you don't have to be register there in order to work (that's why it's voluntary), and is managed by UKAPA.

    UK PA'S will be able to work in the EU and abroad when the profession will have a statuatory register. It would require an act of parliament to do so, but would be highly advantageous, as a that point PA's will also be able to prescribe, order scans and refer patients. PA's on the managed voluntary register will be automatically transferred onto the statuatory register as soon it become available.

    At the moment both doctors from the BMA and PA'S from the Royal Fculty of Physicians are pushing for this, to ensure both patients and PA professional safety. This because the lack of a statuatory register means that someone who's been thrown out of the current PA register can still practice as a PA. Doctors, who are thrown out of their statuatory register, can work as doctors no more.

    P.S. I understand your pain, I want to move to New Zeland, but at one point PA's will be able to do so, we only have to be patient!
 
 
 
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