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Mayo Clinic Arizona Postgraduate PA Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine – with optional Hematology/Oncology and Critical Care Medicine Tracks

Mayo Clinic Arizona Postgraduate PA Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine – with optional Hematology/Oncology and Critical Care Medicine Tracks –  View Website
(480) 342-1387  – Local Phone
(480) 342-1388 – Fax
5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Program description: The purpose of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Post-graduate Physician Assistant Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine is to train highly-qualified graduate physician assistants (PA) to become skilled, compassionate, and efficient Hospitalist PAs.  The curriculum will contain diverse didactic instruction and direct patient care clinical experience, embedded in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in patient care, education and research.

Contact Information

Amber Brooks-Gumbert, MMS, PA-C
Program Director
(480) 342-1387  Ext.  – Local Phone
brooksgumbert.amber@mayo.edu

Jennifer Palermo, MMS, PA-C
Associate Program Director
(480) 342-1387  Ext.  – Local Phone
Palermo.jennifer1@mayo.edu

 

Program Description

Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers a 12-month postgraduate PA Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  The program accepts a total of three PA fellows each year, one in the traditional Hospitalist track, one in the Hematology/Oncology track, and one in the Critical Care track.  Traditionally, the academic year runs October 1st through September 30th.

The fellowship curriculum is designed in a diverse format that accommodates all learner types. It is based upon the physician “Core Competencies” from the Society of Hospital Medicine, January 2006. Fellows will complete various medical specialty rotations that are two to four weeks in duration. The curriculum will include formal didactic instruction, journal club and case review, and project-based learning through hands-on experience. The Hematology/Oncology and Critical Care tracks offer more specialized training in those specialties.

Upon graduation, fellows will receive a Mayo Clinic College of Medicine certificate documenting completion of a one-year postgraduate fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine. This certificate will verify that each fellow has completed all the components listed in the syllabus. Such experience and training will allow the fellows to be more competitive for hospitalist PA positions and have increased security in the job market.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Post-graduate Physician Assistant Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine is to train highly-qualified graduate physician assistants (PA) to become skilled, compassionate, and efficient Hospitalist PAs. The curriculum will contain diverse didactic instruction and direct patient care clinical experience, embedded in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in patient care, education and research. This program will provide the graduate PA with the training needed to provide the utmost quality of care to hospitalized patients.

Program Goals

The Physician Assistant Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine aims to help participating fellows:

  • Develop a deep and broad knowledge base of the common disease processes for which patients are hospitalized, understanding the pathophysiology, various presenting clinical presentations and disease prognosis
  • Develop a diverse differential diagnosis and respective diagnostic/treatment plan, based upon a patient’s presenting symptoms along with evidence-based and cost-effective medical care
  • Identify logistical and systematic measures within the institution to uphold the highest-quality patient care, while improving patient outcomes, such as length of stay in the hospital, and patient safety
  • Manage patients effectively throughout the whole hospital stay including admission, daily rounds and continuing evaluation, and dismissal, while remaining cognizant of the patient’s emotional, physical and spiritual needs
  • Develop keen verbal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, physicians, patients and ancillary staff to ultimately become a key part of the inpatient health care delivery team
  • Learn practice management, including strategies in training physician assistants and physician assistant students

Accreditation

The Mayo Clinic Arizona Hospital Internal Medicine (HIM) Physician Assistant Fellowship is accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). This accreditation was received September 2009. The program is also recognized by the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs (APPAP).

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.” More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers and 46,000 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Collectively, the three locations treat more than half a million people each year.

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