Message to Physician Assistant Program learners

March 12, 2020


Dear Class of 2021:

Given the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Physician Assistant Program, in alignment with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto is adopting the following procedural changes for clinical learners in the first year PA program.

  • Longitudinal Clinical Experiences (LCE) are now cancelled.  Please inform your supervisor about this new policy

During this time of heightened concern, the PA Program will do its utmost to support you and continue the high quality educational PA training as best as possible while supporting your safety and fulfilling our obligation to practice wisely in public health and safety.

For questions, please contact:

Zlata Janicijevic

Dr. Sharon Naymark

Dr. Peter Tzakas


For further resources:

Government of Canada Travel Advice (COVID-19)

Ontario Ministry of Health

Toronto Public Health

Peel Public Health

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization



Leslie Nickell
Medical Director, BScPA Program
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto