PA Program: Year 1 Student COVID-19 Update

March 14, 2020

Dear Physician Assistant students;

Given the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Physician Assistant (PA) Program, in alignment with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto is adopting the following procedural changes for oncampus learning activities.

  • Postponing the upcoming residential block from April 20 to May 15, 2020 that was to take place on the University of Toronto St. George (Downtown) Campus.
  • These weeks will be replaced with a remedial/reading week from April 20 to April 26 and semester 3 online learning will resume on April 27 to May 24, 2020. Further information will follow regarding the schedule for the remainder of semester 3 after May 24, 2020.
  • There will be further communication on when these on-campus learning activities can be re-scheduled.

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 students requiring further personal support please reach out to the Office for Health Professions Student Affairs at or or 416.978.2764.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Sharon Naymark:
Dr. Peter Tzakas:
Dr. Leslie Nickell

These are challenging times,

Take care,
Sharon, Peter and Leslie

For further resources:
Government of Canada Travel Advice (COVID-19)
Ontario Ministry of Health
Peel Public Health Public Health
Ontario Public Health Agency of Canada
World Health Organization