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New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center – PA Residency in Emergency Medicine

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(212) 746-0780  – Local Phone Department of Emergency Medicine, M-130
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

The Department already has a Physician Emergency Medicine Residency Program training 42 residents over a four year period. The Department is now expanding its educational mission and will be starting a residency in Emergency medicine for Physician Assistants. The goal of our Residency Program is to expand the knowledge of PAs in the field of Emergency Medicine.  The successful graduate will have the core competencies and skills required to practice in any emergency department.

Contact Information

Jason Ausmus, PA-C
Program Director
Emergency Department Physician Assistant Residency
(212) 746-0780 Ext. – Local Phone
jla9006@nyp.org

or

yvw2004@med.cornell.edu

 

Physician Assistant Residency in Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Program description and mission

The Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center is pleased to offer an Emergency Medicine Residency for the Physician Assistant (PA).  Our Residency in Emergency Medicine will be one of a few Emergency Medicine PA residencies offered in the nation and the first residency for Physician Assistants at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  We are a tertiary hospital, an approved trauma, cardiac, burn and stroke center and treat over 80,000 Emergency Department patients annually.  Our department includes Emergency Medicine specialty services such as Toxicology, Wilderness Medicine, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, and a Global Emergency Medicine program.  Our faculty and residents conduct clinical research, sit on several national committees, publish numerous articles and chapters, and present at national conferences.  As a Physician Assistant Resident in Emergency medicine, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our high caliber physician residents, board certified Emergency Medicine faculty, and several PA’s and NP’s in our Emergency Department and participate in these activities. You will also rotate on various specialty services at New York Presbyterian Hospital and will work with attending physicians, physician residents, and physician assistants on those services.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center is committed to provide the highest quality medical care to our patient population, excellence in education, and peer reviewed research and publications.    Our Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency will prepare our residents to become highly competent physician assistants in Emergency Medicine who will be skilled in all aspects of emergency care.  Certification from this program will demonstrate education, training, experience and peer recognized excellence in Emergency Medicine.  Our Physician Assistant Residency graduates will be the future Physician Assistant leaders in Emergency Medicine  providing the highest level of clinical care while developing and implementing the expansion and practice of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.

Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

The Physician Assistant Resident will rotate on several off service rotations over the 14 month Residency Program and will also receive formal didactic instruction.  All of these services already have Physician Assistants and /or Physician Assistant students that presently are working.  The Physician Assistant Resident in Emergency Medicine will be supervised by attending physicians a well as senior Physician Assistants on that particular service.  The following are clinical rotations that are currently part of our Physician Assistant Residency curriculum.

  • Adult Emergency Department (28 weeks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Department (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Cardiothoracic ICU (4 weeks)
  • Orthopedics (4 weeks)
  • General Surgery (4 weeks)
  • Anesthesia (2 weeks)
  • ED Radiology (2 weeks)
  • Ophthalmology (1 week)
  • ED Elective option in Global Health, Toxicology, Wilderness Medicine, Geriatric EM, Emergency Medical Services (2 weeks)
  • Vacation (3 weeks)

Total : 14 months

Didactic Education

Emergency Medicine Review Series
Each Physician Assistant Resident in Emergency Medicine will be required to attend all review sessions from November to February.  These are CME approved (26 hours total) sessions attended by  physician residents in Emergency Medicine, faculty, PA students, medical students, and mid level providers.   The review sessions are held on Tuesday evenings and are given by Board Certified Emergency Medicine faculty members.  Below is a list of the topics of lectures:

  • Orthopedic Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Traumatic Disorders
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Toxicologic Emergencies
  • Metabolic, Immune and Endocrine Emergencies
  • Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease Emergencies
  • Hematologic-Oncology Emergencies
  • Renal-Urology Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Dermatologic Emergencies
  • Abdominal/GI Emergencies
  • Ethics in Emergency Medicine
  • Eye and ENT Emergencies
  • Procedures and Administration in Emergency Medicine

Morning Report
When the physician assistant resident is rotating in the Emergency Department, he/she will be attending morning report each morning from 8am to 9am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and will be excused from clinical responsibilities during this time.  Morning report is given by a senior Emergency Medicine MD Resident and supervised by one of our EM faculty members.  The Morning reports usually consist of case based presentation and discussion.

Weekly Emergency Medicine Conference
The Physician Assistant Resident in Emergency Medicine will be required to attend the weekly Physician Emergency Medicine Residency  Conference that is held from 8am to 12noon each Wednesday.  These conferences consist of core content lectures given by faculty, residents, and visiting Grand Rounds speakers from across the country.   The Physician Assistant rotating on off service rotations will be excused from that rotation during the conference and will report to the rotation once conference is finished.  The Physician Assistant will receive two CME credits for each four hour conference he/she attends.

Monthly ED Physician Assistant Staff Meeting
The Physician Assistant Resident in Emergency Medicine will be required to attend all  ED PA Staff meetings. These meeting will consist of 1-2 lectures on various topics in Emergency Medicine given by faculty, residents, or Physician Assistants in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  The PA Resident will also have the opportunity to participate in any administrative decisions pertaining to the operations of the Physician Assistant Initiative in the Emergency Department.

Simulation
Simulation is an integral part of our educational mission for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  The Physician Assistant Resident in Emergency Medicine will have the opportunity to attend each simulation conference that is held once a month at the Weill Cornell Medical College Clinical Skills Center.  These conferences are held throughout the year as part of the Wednesday Conference curriculum. There will also be opportunities to be involved in simulation sessions that are held in the Weill Cornell Medical College Physician Assistant Program.

University and Affiliations

The  Physician Assistant Residency in Emergency Medicine will be sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.  All faculty members in our department have appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Weill Cornell Medical College also has a long standing Masters in Science of Health Sciences (MSHS) Physician Assistant Program with students rotating on various specialty services.

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center Emergency Department has over 80,000 visits per year and is a level 1 Trauma and Burn center and offers all subspecialty care.  The Emergency Department is comprised of 42 Emergency Medicine Faculty, 22 Physician Assistants, 5 Nurse Practitioners, and a fully accreted Emergency Medicine Residency Program for Physicians with 40 Residents.  The Department of Emergency Medicine also has programs in Toxicology, Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Global Emergency Medicine and Geriatric Emergency Medicine. The Weill Cornell Emergency Department is also host to an annual national conference “Clinical Updates in Emergency Medicine for PA’s and NP’s”  www.emclinicalupdates.com

Admission Criteria

The following are the requirements for a applying for our Residency Program:

  • Application
  • Degree from an accredited physician assistant program
  • Current NCCPA certification (by start of residency)
  • New York State license
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from PA program director)
  • GPA of 3.5 or better in PA school
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal interview
  • Personal statement
  • ACLS , PALS, and BLS certification prior to starting (ATLS optional)
  • PA school transcripts
  • Application fee of $40 (payable to NYP-WC Dept. of Emergency Medicine)

Credentials awarded

At the completion of the program, the Physician Assistant Resident will be awarded a certificate of completion by the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Benefits

The Physician Assistant Resident will receive a stipend of $52,500
CME Allowance ($1,000)
Retirement Plan (403 B)
Health and Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Short term disability Insurance
Vacation (3 weeks)

Timeline

The residency in Emergency Medicine for the Physician Assistant will be a 12 month program with 4 (four) residents per class. The commencement date for each class is November 1st. Applications for the Residency Program are accepted beginning in February with interviews occurring in May and June and candidate selection in July of the commencement year.

To Apply:

Please submit your application, CV, personal statement, and application fee to :

New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Physician Assistant Residency in Emergency Medicine
Attention: Jason Ausmus PA-C, EM PA Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine, M-130
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
For any inquiries please call :   212-746-0780
Or email jla9006@nyp.org
www.weillcornellparesidency.org

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