Length Of Program (Months): 12 mos
Number Of PA’s in Each Class: 2 per residency year (July — June)
PHI Education Department
95 Collier Road, Ste 2045
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 605-5730
Fax: (404) 609-6643
Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Lucas, PhD, PA-C
Amynah welji, MMSc, PA-C
DIDACTIC – 25%
Participate in resident and preceptor driven clinical application workshops
CLINICAL – 75%
The Mercer-piedmont Heart Residency curriculum is modeled after the extensive advanced cardiology Physician Assistant employment program at piedmont Heart. The PA resident will rotate through dedicated clinical specialties within the heart program that will help prepare them to manage critical and complicated patients.
Rotations will include each specialized area within our program to include general cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, advanced heart failure among others. In addition, the resident will be able to choose two additional elective choice of rotation in his/her specific interest within the cardiovascular service lines.
|49 Week Clinical Block Schedule|
|3 weeks||CCU Rotation|
|4 Weeks||General Cardiology Rotation (Acute Care Service)|
|4 Weeks||Electrophysiology Rotation|
|24 weeks||*Extended CCU Rotation with built in
|4 Weeks||CV Surgical ICU|
|6 weeks||Two Elective Rotations (3 weeks each)|
|3 Weeks||CCU Rotation|
|*Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Imaging, and Outpatient Cardiology will be built within Extended CCU rotation|
The PA Residents will be taught the following technical skills and procedures during his/her training:
The PA Resident may be exposed to the following technical skills and procedures during his/her training:
Didactic conferences will be held at specified times throughout the program and all residents will attend along with the CCU and other extender members of the staff. All residents will be released from duty in order to attend these special conferences. Grand Rounds conferences will focus on a variety of topics developed by the clinicians within each of our Centers of Excellence or clinical departments, with the goal of enhancing professional development and improving patient education and outcomes. In addition, interactive learning will occur between residents and program faculty with case based presentation, small group lectures and journal clubs. These educational opportunities will help prepare the resident for advanced cardiology critical care situations.
Advanced Cardiology and Critical Care Topics may include:
College of Health Professions
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Contact: Philip Tobin, DHSc, PA-C
Department Chair and program Director
Physician Assistant Studies
Applications are received annually for a July — June residency year. Applications must be submitted electronically to PACardioRes@mercer.edu by April 1st of each year. Candidates will be selected for interview by the program faculty. Applicants are notified of acceptance by May of each year. Residency start date is July of each year. The program selects up to two residents each year.
Application requirements consist of:
A Certificate of Completion from Mercer University and Piedmont Heart Institute will be awarded after a successful completion of the 12 month post-graduate PA Residency in Advanced Cardiology. (The residency program will be pursuing accreditation from ARC-PA after their abeyance period has been lifted).
As a Mercer Piedmont Resident, a stipend of $50,000 as well as vacation and CME time will be available. In addition, the resident will be eligible for the Piedmont full time employee benefit package. Residents will be required to complete their benefit enrollment within thirty (30) days of hire. If elected, coverage will begin on the first day of the month following thirty (30) days of employment. Piedmont furnishes all literature and equipment required for residency to include lab jackets, work phone, office resources, library resources, etc.
December 31, 2014(completion) / January 14, 2015 (ceremony)