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Amber Brooks-Gumbert, MMS, PA-C
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Jennifer Palermo, MMS, PA-C
Associate Program Director
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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.
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.
The Physician Assistant Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine aims to help participating fellows:
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).
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