Journal of Canada’s Physician Assistants

The Journal of Canada's Physician Assistants (JCanPA) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published twice a year.  JCanPA is a forum to share and translate knowledge of Canada's Physician Assistants's practice, profession, and solutions.

Physician Assistants are academically prepared medical professionals, practising medicine within formalised structures with physicians.

This journal is not intended to provide the public or our patients with a source for medical reference.  Visit your Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician if you have health concerns.  When it comes to your healthcare direct communication makes a difference.


Used as a directional marker in Canada's North, the Inukshuk is an Inuit symbol of communication.  From the Inuktitut, ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ, plural ᐃᓄᒃᓱᐃᑦ; alternatively, inukshuk in Inuinnaqtun, iñuksuk in Iñupiaq, or inukshuk in English, an Inukshuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship. Respectfully used to symbolise our Journal's values, hopes, and purpose.

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