I wanted to post about some of the things the PA class of 2015 got up to this year as a way to hype up the class of 2016. We've been trying to document the fun things we have done in class through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, but I thought it would be nice to have a blog entry to reminisce about the memories and give the class of 2016 some things to look forward to. I remember my first day of PA school vividly; a wise man heavily involved in the PA program told me this: "In these next two years, you will meet your best friends; friends, colleagues and comrades that you will have for the rest of your life". He was so right about that! I am fortunate to have met a group of driven, intelligent and compassionate individuals. Here are a few snap shots of the time we spent together both inside and outside of class!
Operating Room orientation and scrub session
McMaster Homecoming game, 2013
Halloween gathering, 2013
Suturing (on pig carcass and sponges) IER workshop, 2014
Casting IER workshop, 2014
Infection Control and Prevention workshop, St. Joseph's Hospital, 2014
Ugly Christmas sweater get-together, 2013
IV skills IER workshop and Intubation workshop on Pediatrics Day
Toronto Blue Jays game, McMaster Medical School formal (thanks for inviting us!), PA intramural soccer team!
OSCE Day! June 2014
Dear PA stakeholders:
There is now a call for the groups of family doctors who are not in Family Health Teams to apply for permanent 100% funding to Allied Health providers, including Physician Assistants.
Please see the message below from the Ontario Medical Association:
Interprofessional Health Provider Funding Application Packages Now Available
To: Primary Health Care Patient Enrolment Model Groups
The 2012 Physician Services Agreement includes a provision for funding to support the integration of interprofessional health providers into non-Family Health Team affiliated patient enrolment model groups.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will provide full salary funding to non-FHT affiliated PEM groups to promote the building of small interdisciplinary and collaborative teams to enhance access to and delivery of quality primary care within their communities.
The application information package is now available online for member reference: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ihp
The deadline to submit applications is August 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. Groups selected to receive funding will be advised no later than September 16.
If you have any questions or require additional information regarding this initiative, please contact the Ministry via email (IHP@ontario.ca) or telephone (613-536-3219), or the OMA at email@example.com or 1-800-268-7215.
(via University of Toronto PA program's Facebook page)