Lakeland Regional Health Post Graduate PA Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) is a 849 bed tertiary care facility located in Lakeland, Florida. Its Emergency Department currently has an annual census of 220,000. The department has a fully staffed and dedicated Adult, Pediatric and Fast Track Emergency Department (ED). A new Women and Children tower with a brand new Pediatric Emergency Department is scheduled to open Spring 2018. LRH ED is a certified Level II Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. The Department is staffed with 55 Board Certified Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Providers.

Lakeland is located in west central Florida between Orlando and Tampa near Walt Disney World. The metro Lakeland area has a population of approximately 600,000 and is a short drive from beaches on two coasts.

Our department offers the opportunity for a new Physician Assistant graduate to obtain Emergency Department experience at the busiest single site Emergency Department in the United States. EM Fellows will learn how to rapidly evaluate emergency and non-emergent patients. The academic program is a comprehensive 12 month clinical and didactic curriculum including:

  • Orientation Phase- An intensive three month introduction to both adult and pediatric Emergency Medicine. Clinical time will include rotations in adult and pediatric medicine with an emphasis on developing basic skills such as electrocardiography, radiology, documentation and the basic evaluation and management of common ED presentations. Weekly academic time will be spent learning basic skills such as slit lamp use, laceration repair, splinting and anesthetic blocks.
  • Clinical Internship – During this phase the Fellow will rotate through the different care areas on the regular mid PA schedule with supervision from the entire ED medical staff. Clinical emphasis will be expanding the resident’s clinical skills to more complex procedures and case management. Protected academic time will occur weekly and will mirror the standard Emergency Medicine residency curriculum.

The program will run from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. We expect to interview appropriate candidates in the winter of 2017 with final selection of candidates in the spring of 2017. PAs accepted to the program will have a competitive financial and benefit package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining your interest in the program, a CV and contact information for two references by January 15, 2017 to:

Todd S. Haber, MD

Program Director

EmCare Emergency Medicine Fellowship

1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd.

Lakeland, FL 33805

Todd.Haber@myLRH.org

In Care of:

Sonia.Key@myLRH.org

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