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Becoming a PA in Scotland - working in Canada or USA?

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Hi everybody,

 

the PA profession is fairly new in the UK and they have recently started a postgrad course at my uni. I'd love to do it, I think it would be the perfect job for me, but there's a good chance i'll be moving to Canada or America in a few years time with my family. As far as I can see you have to do a specific course in the USA to be registered as a PA there, which would mean doing the entire course all over again :/ Have I got this right?

 

Thanks :D

Tasha

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Under current rules, you understand correctly: you would need to graduate from an ARC-PA accredited program to sit for PANCE. What the future holds as far as future reciprocity is anyone's guess.

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That's a shame really, almost seems like a waste of money to put myself through that twice. But here's the catch - I still need to be in full time study next year to be classed as a 'dependant' whilst my parents continue with the immigration process. Any suggestions of a postgrad course that would increase my chances of acceptance to a PA course in the USA or Canada?

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hey I just graduated from the States with my MS-PA in august 2012 and currently living in Toronto. I've been looking for a job for a month with no luck.. Any ideas or suggestions on how to secure an entry level position would be greatly appreciated.

 

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