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Albany Medical Center – PA Post-Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

Albany Medical Center – PA Post-Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine  (518) 262-3773  – Local Phone PA Post-Graduate Fellowship 43 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 Length of Program: 12 months Class Size: 5 Residents per class Starting Date: Around October 1 The Albany Medical Center (AMC) Physician Assistant Post-graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine will provide an intense, well-rounded 12 months of clinical and didactic training to facilitate a successful career as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant. http://amc.edu/academic/gme/programs/ed_pa_fellowship/index.cfm Contact Information Sara DeSanctis, MSH, RPA-C Co-Director PA Studies (518) 262-3773  – Local Phone DeSancS@mail.amc.edu Adam Lloyd, MHS, RPA-C Co-Director PA Studies (518) 262-3773  – Local Phone lloyda@mail.amc.edu General Description and History of the Program The Albany Medical Center (AMC) Physician Assistant Post-graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine will provide an intense, well-rounded 12 months of clinical and didactic training to facilitate a successful career as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant. This program is appropriate for both new graduates and seasoned Physician Assistants who are looking to further their education, fine tune their diagnostic skills, and become proficient in procedures that will make them competent, confident, and well sought after practitioners of emergency medicine. Fellows will not only have their core training in Emergency Medicine, but will also have the opportunity to rotate through many sub-specialty clinical rotations. At Albany Medical Center, the Emergency Department and its faculty are at the forefront of both institutional leadership and educational opportunity. This provides the PA fellow with the opportunity to have a complete, well rounded and flexible training experience. We are absolutely committed to adapting our program as needs evolve to serve our primary focus, the educational needs and interests of our fellows. Upon completion of this program, the EM PA Fellow will have the knowledge and skills necessary to make them a successful practitioner of Emergency Medicine in any clinical setting. Curriculum Outline: You will receive both clinical and didactic training consistent with that received by an Emergency Medicine Resident. All of our rotation schedules are in compliance with ACGME and New York State work hour regulations. We will be offering several “tracks” tailored to your practice needs and future career goals (i.e., rural medicine, community medicine, academics, etc.) Opportunities Will Include: Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Toxicology Ophthalmology Anesthesiology (Airway Management) Ultrasound Surgical ICU EMS (air and ground) Radiology Cardiology Trauma Orthopedics Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Elective Opportunities Research opportunities Publication opportunities ACLS, PALS, & ATLS Training Journal Club (2 hours monthly) Didactic Conferences (5 hours weekly) Sim Lab Procedure Work shops Affiliations: Albany Medical Center is a 651-bed (and currently expanding) Level I Trauma Center and Teaching Hospital located in the Capital District of upstate New York. The Emergency Department currently has 45 beds including a separate Pediatric ED staffed by board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians. The department sees approximately 72,000 patients per year. Albany Medical Center has been cited as the busiest trauma center in the state of New York providing care to the residents of the 25 counties of Eastern New York and Western New England. In 2012, Albany Medical Center was recognized by HealthGrades as among the top 5 percent of Emergency Departments in the country. Admissions Process: Time Line: Applications will be accepted beginning in January for the upcoming year’s fellow class, which will begin in Autumn, though start dates may...

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Albert Einstein Medical Center Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency – Emergency Medicine Residency

Albert Einstein Medical Center Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency – Emergency Medicine Residency  (215)456-3834 or (215) 456-6336  – Local Phone Korman Ground, B-9 5501 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA 19141 In order to be eligible for appointment to an Einstein Physician Assistant residency training program, an applicant must possess the following qualifications: -Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program in the United States (by the initiation of the program in June). -National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Board eligible or certified. -Completion and submission of all application materials by due date January 1. The Albert Einstein Medical Center Department of Emergency is a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Our EM PA Residency is an 18-month program with an exceptional opportunity to train in an urban environment where the spectrum of illnesses is vast and the acuity is intense. Residency Program Start date is July 1. Contact Information PA Residency Director: Lynn Scherer, PA-C schererl@einstein.edu PA Medical Director: Maria Halluska-Handy, MD Residency Director: Deborah Pierce, DO, MS EMResidency@einstein.edu   Share...

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Arrowhead Orthopaedic’s – PA Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Arrowhead Orthopaedic’s – PA Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program  (909) 580-3390  – Local Phone 1901 West Lugonia Avenue Suite 230 Redlands, CA 92374 LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 12 months + 3 weeks of pre-residency hands-on training CLASS SIZE: 4-6 per year STARTING DATE: 1st Monday of October and April Contact Information Heidi R. Turpen-Folks, PA-C PA Residency Director TurpenH@armc.sbcounty.gov Program Description and History The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Residency Program (OSPAR) is a joint effort of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Arrowhead Orthopaedics. The OSPAR program is an intensive clinical and didactic training experience with an emphasis in orthopaedic emergency and trauma. The Resident will gain competency in evaluation and treatment of trauma patients, orthopaedic office procedures, evaluation and care of the outpatient orthopaedic patient, and in first assisting the surgeon with a wide variety of orthopaedic procedures. In addition to the 250 operative cases performed monthly by the Orthopaedic Department, we also have daily outpatient clinics that average 1,200 patient appointments per month. The OSPAR program is a full time twelve month training program that requires an average of 70 hours per week of operative, clinical and emergency room based work. The program offers a certificate of completion with up to fifty CME credits authorized through the AAPA. In addition, a benefit package including a stipend, health insurance, textbooks, meal allowance, and vacation is provided. The Orthopaedic staff consists of twelve full-time, board certified Orthopaedic Surgeons with sub-specialties in the following areas: hand and upper extremity, pediatrics, spine, lower extremity, total joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma, foot and ankle. We offer 2 classes per year. The fall class starts in October and the spring class starts in April of each year. Each class is preceded with three weeks of supervised hands-on orientation. Applications are accepted year-round with interviews being held in January and June. Curriculum Didactic a) Intensive lectures to include anatomy and physiology, history and physical exam of the orthopaedic patient, fracture classification, and essentials of treatment. b) Weekly grand rounds lecture. c) Weekly reading assignments prior to scheduled lectures. d) Evaluation and testing: Oral and written quizzes. Reading and interpretation of x-rays. Chart reviews. Grand rounds style presentations. Formal written examinations. e) Final research project Didactic Courses Contact Hours Introduction and Orientation to Orthopaedics Basic Sciences: Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Trauma and Emergencies Spine and Pelvis: Trauma and Office Based Orthopaedics Upper Extremity Orthopaedics: Trauma and Office Based Lower Extremity Orthopaedics: Trauma and Office Based Pediatric Orthopaedics: Trauma and Congenital Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Reconstruction Orthopaedic Oncology Orthopaedic Trauma Refresher Course 6 3 5 6 5 5 8 2 5 2 6 Clinical Clinical Rotations Weeks Pediatric Clinic: Fractures & Congenital Anomalies (Mon/Thur) Upper Extremity and Hand Clinic (Tues) Trauma and Lower Extremity Clinic (Wed) Total Joint: Hip and Knee Clinic (Thur) Spine Clinic (Thur) Postoperative Clinic (Fri) Emergency Room Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery 3 3 3 2 2 3 29 23 Note: The residency program is 12 months in duration with an additional 3 weeks of pre-residency training. There are 68 weeks of rotations noted in the above table. This is secondary to an overlap in duties during the Emergency Room Orthopaedics Rotation and the individual clinics.   LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 12 months + 3 weeks of pre-residency hands-on training CLASS SIZE: 4-6 per year STARTING DATE: 1st Monday of...

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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – CEP America: Paid Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship-Southern California

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CEP America: Paid Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship-Southern California (909) 580-2178 400 North Pepper Avenue Suite 1M107 Colton, CA 92324 Fellowship start: November 1 Application deadline: June 15 Length of program: 14 months Class size: 15 Website: go.cep.com/EMPAFellowship Contact Information Dennis Tankersley, PA-C Program Director (909)-580-2178 Rodney Borger, MD, FACEP Chairman/Medical Director (909)-580-6370   The CEP America Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is designed to expand your knowledge and refine your skills in the practice of emergency medicine by building on a foundation of primary care through the structured education of NCCPA certified Physician Assistants in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. THE FELLOWSHIP CEP America’s EMPA Fellowship was founded in 2009 at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a 465-bed, state-of-the-art teaching facility based in Colton, California. The hospital is certified as a level II trauma center and features a burn center. Emergency providers at Arrowhead care for 400 patients daily with a wide range of acuity levels. Applications accepted year-round; interviews in Summer Fellowship begins October with online training Certification in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) is required Clinical training begins each November and runs 14 months WHY CEP AMERICA’S FELLOWSHIP at ARMC? Emergency medicine provides a wide range of case diversity and the opportunity to have immediate impact on patients’ health, as well as a fast-paced, collaborative environment in which teamwork is critical. Working in a crisis-driven environment can be challenging for new Physician Assistant (PA) graduates and/or for PAs who are accustomed to working in an appointment-based practice. At ARMC, CEP America offers a unique Fellowship program designed to expand the PA’s knowledge of the discipline of emergency medicine, refine the skills required for quality emergency care, and prepare for this very rewarding career. The program goals include: Rapidly evaluate the emergent and non-emergent patient Develop and initiate a treatment plan Understand required therapeutic modalities necessary for emergent management Appropriately deposition the ED patient THE CURRICULUM Fellows receive hands-on clinical training, mentorship; and weekly didactic classroom instruction founded in a structured, pedagogical curriculum. EMPA Fellows are closely supervised by a team of NCCPA certified Physician Assistants as well as Board-Certified Emergency Physicians. Fellows rotate through other hospital-based specialties such as: Orthopedic Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Pediatric Medicine Surgery Internal Medicine Emergency Medical Services (Pre-hospital care) Ultrasonography Community EDs Respiratory Therapy Anesthesia Correctional Facility They also enjoy 3 weeks of paid time off. The EMPA Fellowship includes 4 hours each week of dedicated formal didactic training and discussion with encouraged feedback and interaction from all Fellows. This portion of the training includes: • Procedure workshops • Cool case presentation • Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M) • Grand Round Conference CREDENTIALS AWARDED Upon acceptable completion of all requirements of the EMPA Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, the graduate will be awarded a certificate of completion. The graduate will also receive a minimum of 200 Category 1 CME. FINANCIAL INFORMATION There is no fee or tuition for the program Stipend $45,000 annually, including 3 weeks of vacation Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k Student loan deferral APPLICATION PROCESS AND TO APPLY Click Here   Founded in 1975, CEP America is one of the largest independent physician-owned Partnerships, with more than 2700 providers at over 100 practice locations across the U.S. As a result, CEP America cares for over 5 million patient...

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Bassett Healthcare Multispecialty Surgical – Postgraduate Physician Assistant Program

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Bassett Healthcare Multispecialty Surgical – Postgraduate Physician Assistant Program http://www.bassett.edu/  (607) 547-3202  – Local Phone One Atwell Road Cooperstown, NY 13326 This program was developed in 2005 by Surgical Physician Assistants in multiple subspecialties to train PA¹s in surgery to have a well-rounded background in general and specialty areas of surgery. Contact Information Jennifer Skala Program Director jennifer.skala@bassett.org Kelly Stone Administrative Manager (607) 547-3202 – Local Phone kelly.stone@bassett.org General Description and History This program was developed in 2005 by Surgical Physician Assistants in multiple subspecialties to train PA¹s in surgery to have a well-rounded background in general and specialty areas of surgery. The program is run by Physician Assistants and attending physicians at Bassett Medical Center including a regional network of five hospitals and 25 community health centers serving an eight county region in central New York. Residents spend most of their time in Cooperstown, New York at Bassett Medical Center, a 180-bed acute care, and inpatient teaching facility. Bassett is formally affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has Physician residencies in General Surgery, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, transitional year and a medical school. The residency is 12 months duration with didactic and clinical portions ongoing throughout the year. Residents will participate in grand rounds, Surgical Case presentation, surgical subspecialty conference, Surgeon in Chief rounds Morbidity and Mortality conference, General Surgery Journal Club, Trauma conference and complete selected readings and/or attend conferences specific to each subspecialty rotation. The resident will be encouraged to be a self-motivated, lifelong learner. PA residents rotate through general surgery, emergency medicine, ICU/Cardiac surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Gynecology, Otolaryngology, and Rural Surgery. They will have the opportunity to select one or two electives to complete during the last 8 weeks of the program. Residents should plan to work 50 hours a week plus one night of call a week. They will have 3 weeks vacation and 5 days CME with an allowance to attend the AAPA conference in May. Cooperstown is the home of the beautiful Glimmerglass Lake and State Park and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The surrounding countryside offers unlimited opportunity for biking hiking and backpacking, picnics, boating, fishing, swimming, golf and much more. The community¹s Clark Sports Center has state-of the art recreational and fitness facilities. Curriculum Overview The resident will complete 12 months of clinical rotations with didactic activities included in each surgical specialty experience. The first rotation will include a one-week orientation period followed by 6 weeks of General Surgery and 4 weeks of Emergency Medicine. The resident will then rotate through surgical subspecialties for 4 weeks at a time including ICU/Cardiothoracic, Orthopaedics, Plastic and reconstructive, Urology, Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Otolaryngology, and Rural surgery. The resident will have a total of 8 weeks elective time at the end of the year to spend in one or two areas of interest. The didactic portion of the program will consist of the core surgical conferences in conjuction with Bassett¹s Surgical residency program. This includes Surgical Grand Rounds and M&M, Surgical Case presentation, Tumor Board, Surgical subspecialty conference and Surgeon in Chief Rounds. While on a subspecialty rotation the resident will attend conferences specific to that subspecialty as well. At least 4 hours a week will be spent on conferences or other academic activity. In addition recommended readings from journals and texts...

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Baylor College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship

For more information and to apply please visit our website https://www.bcm.edu/departments/medicine/sections-divisions-centers/emergency-medicine/education/physician-assistant-fellowship Contact information         Phone: (713) 873-2626         Fax: (713) 873-2325 Email: ericm@bcm.edu   About the Program Our Mission The mission of the Section of Emergency Medicine is to provide excellence in emergency medicine education, research, and medical service to our patients and community. Program History Since 2010, the Section of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine has offered a one-year EM Fellowship for physician assistants. Building upon PA’s generalist medical education, the fellowship will enable physician assistants to become an integral team member in the specialty field of emergency medicine. The fellowship is a complement to Baylor’s Emergency Medicine Residency. Our program gives each fellow the necessary skills to work competently and efficiently in every aspect of emergency medicine. Goals Prepare physician assistants for a career in emergency medicine as competent, highly functional members of the emergency healthcare team. Provide physician assistants with further education, specialized clinical and professional experience that distinguishes them from non-specialty trained PAs. Prepare physician assistants for the Emergency Medicine CAQ Exam. Application Process There is no set start date for the fellowship program. Licensing and credentialing can be a lengthy process in Texas. A rolling admission allows for flexibility and ensures each fellow is able to start as soon as credentialing is completed. Our curriculum is based on monthly topics so each fellow will complete the entire curriculum regardless of start date. Regular procedure and skill workshops ensure each fellow receives procedural training early in the program. There is no set start date however we do group interviews into three seasons. If invited to interview, there will be approximately three interview dates to choose from. All interviews are conducted on Wednesdays. Applicants are encouraged to apply two-three months before each interview period. Interview Seasons Spring: April/May Summer: July/August Fall/Winter: November/December Share...

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Carilion Clinic Advanced Clinical Practitioner Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery

The Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Department would like to offer a post-graduate Advanced Clinical Practitioner Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery for Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) that have a RNFA certificate. This intensive program will build upon the strength of our highly successful PA and NP orthopaedic practice already in place, combined with the largest and most effective orthopaedic surgeons in southwest Virginia. The fellowship will be a complement to the Orthopaedic residence currently training at Carilion Clinic. NP and PA fellows will benefit from didactic and clinical experiences that mirror orthopaedic residents training. Graduates of this one-year fellowship program will possess substantial skills, knowledge, and competencies required in the field of orthopaedics. Fellows accepted into the program will be full-time employees of Carilion Clinic and eligible for full medical, dental, and disability benefits. They will also retain CME benefits of other fellows such as BCLS/ACLS/PALS certifications, subsidized healthcare, lab coats, moving expenses, phones, etc. https://www.carilionclinic.org/orthopaedics/fellowship-acp Mission/Objectives To educate and train highly motivated NPs and PAs in the challenging and diverse knowledge base and procedural skills required for excellence in clinical practice in orthopaedic surgery. To prepare NPs and PAs for a career in orthopaedics as competent, highly functional members in healthcare. To provide NPs and PAs with further education, specialized clinical and professional experience that distinguishes them from non-specialty trained NPs and PAs. To retain extremely focused and well trained NPs and PAs as strong clinicians and employees of Carilion Clinic who are interested in academics and higher learning. Curriculum This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that two fellows will complete over 12 months. Orientation will be approximately six weeks long (EPIC, credentialing, etc). Clinical Rotations Foot and Ankle General Orthopaedics Hand and Upper Extremity Pediatrics Spine Sports Medicine Total Joint Replacement Trauma Emergency medicine Clinical time will be spent in various departments of Carilion Clinic, under the supervision and direction of Carilion faculty. They will be working alongside other residents, NPs, PAs, and attending physicians in all sections of the orthopaedic department. They will also take call in the emergency department. Didactics include, but are not limited to: Weekly education conference Morbidity and mortality conference Journal club Certification courses: Fellows will become certified in BCLS, ACLS and PALS. The didactic portion begins with a month of orientation and skills workshops designed to provide introduction to orthopaedics. Fellows will attend lectures that cover the core curriculum for orthopaedic specialties. Length of Program 12 months Class Size 2 Starting Date February 4th Affiliations Carilion Clinic Admissions Process and Timetable Rolling application process. Interviews occur in October and November. Application Components Transcripts from undergraduate institution and PA/NP program NPs will need a RNFA certificate Three letters of recommendation CV- including recreational and community service activities Personal Statement: Discuss anticipated strengths that you bring to the fellowship as well as professional knowledge, skill and or behavior that you wish to enhance. Selection Criteria The ideal candidate has demonstrated leadership ability, flexibility, self-directed learning,  excellent clinical skills and a sincere interest in orthopaedic surgery   Credential Awarded Certificate of Completion   Submit applications to: Carilion Clinic Advanced Clinical Practitioner Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery 2331 Franklin Road Roanoke VA  24014 Electronically to: bwwilliams@carilionclinic.org   Share...

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Carilion Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine – Carilion Clinic Advanced Practice Clinician

Carilion Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine – Carilion Clinic Advanced Practice Clinician  (540) 525-5249  – Local Phone P.O. box 13367 Roanoke, VA 24033 The Carilion Clinic Emergency Department would like to offer a post-graduate Advanced Practice Fellowship Program for Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Emergency Medicine (EM) to those seeking advanced training and experience in the field of EM. The Carilion Clinic Emergency Department would like to offer a post-graduate Advanced Practice Fellowship Program for Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Emergency Medicine (EM) to those seeking advanced training and experience in the field of EM. This unique, intensive program will build upon the strength of our highly successful PA and NP EM practice already in place, combined with the largest and most effective emergency medicine physician practice in southwest Virginia. The fellowship will be a complement to the Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency program, as NP and PA fellows will benefit from didactic and clinical experiences that mirror EM physician residency training. Graduates of this one-year fellowship program will possess substantial skills, knowledge, and competencies required in the field of emergency medicine as the PA and NP professions continue to be ranked among the fastest growing career opportunities. Fellows accepted into the program will be full-time employees of Carilion Clinic and eligible for full medical, dental, and disability benefits. They will also retain GME benefits of other fellows such as ACLS/ATLS/PALS certifications, subsidized healthcare, lab coats, moving expenses, Blackberries, etc. Mission/Objectives To educate and train highly motivated NPs and PAs in the challenging and diverse knowledge base and procedural skills required for excellence in clinical practice in emergency medicine. To prepare NPs and PAs for a career in emergency medicine as competent, highly functional members of the emergency healthcare team. To provide NPs and PAs with further education, specialized clinical and professional experience that distinguishes them from non-specialty trained NPs and PAs. To retain extremely focused and well trained NPs and PAs as strong clinicians and employees of Carilion Clinic who are interested in academics and higher learning. Curriculum This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that two fellows will complete over 12 months. Orientation will be approximately six weeks long (EPIC, credentialing, etc). Clinical Rotations Emergency Medicine Pediatric Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine/ICU Orthopedics Trauma/Surgery Anesthesia Clinical time will be spent in various departments of Carilion Clinic, under the supervision and direction of Carilion faculty. They will be working alongside other residents, NPs, PAs, and attending physicians in all sections of the emergency department, including the Rapid Care Unit, Main Side, Trauma/Overflow, and Pediatric ED. They will also take call on off service rotations such as orthopedics, trauma, etc. Didactics include, but are not limited to: Weekly emergency department education conference Morbidity and mortality conference Journal club Case based simulation Procedure simulation Certification courses: Fellows will become certified in ACLS, PALS and ATLS. Ultrasound: Every fellow will complete an emergency ultrasound course which combines traditional didactics with hands-on ultrasound experience. The didactic portion begins with a month of orientation and skills workshops designed to provide introductory emergency medicine foundation for advanced education. Fellows will attend lectures that cover the core curriculum for emergency medicine (cardiovascular, critical care, trauma, infectious disease, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, hematologic, endocrine, HEENT, ob/gyn, renal/GU, pediatrics, neurology, dermatology, toxicology), and also conduct a research project or publishable case study. Length...

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Carolinas HealthCare System Acute Care/Critical Care Fellowship Program

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Program Information Specialty: Acute Care Multispecialty: Trauma Critical Care, Medical Critical Care, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, Hospice/Palliative Care PO Box 32861 Charlotte NC 28232-2861 Phone: 704-446-5185 Fax: 704-446-0221 URL: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/center-for-advanced-practice-fellowship Medical Director: Dr. Chris Teigland and Dr. Darlyne Menscer Program Director: Cragin Greene PA-C, Britney Broyhill DNP Contact Information Primary Contact Cragin Greene ACP fellowship co-director, PA-C Phone: 704-446-5179 Email: Cragin.Greene@CarolinasHealthCare.org Additional Contact Info Britney.Broyhill@CarolinasHealthCare.org Allison.Manning@CarolinasHealthCare.org Program Description and History Carolinas Medical Center is the areas level I trauma center, transplant and regional referral center offering a breadth of complex surgical and medical cases and the experience of a lifetime during this post graduate training program. The acute care fellowship is 12 months in length with dedicated tracks in Medical Critical Care, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care. Please visit our website for more information. Curriculum Weekly structured didactic curriculum in each fellowship track Training in the simulation center Direct supervision of a wide array of practice-specific procedures Access to system-wide conferences, learning sessions and grand rounds discussions Opportunity to collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care Acute Care Fellows Standardized three-month critical care curriculum, additional 9 month specialty curriculum 9-10 months of specialty clinical rotations 1-2 months of ICU rotations Optional 1 month elective IPE rotations Fellowship specific case conferences Professional development mentoring Length of Program 12 months Class Size 28 per cohort variable size in each specialty track Starting Date Semiannual start dates, April and October Affiliations Carolinas HealthCare System Admission Process and Timetable Applications for April start due October 1st Applications for October start due April 1st Application Components Completed application by posted deadline Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, copy of BLS/ACLS/PALS cards, copies of certifications and licenses once received Statement of interest in the postgraduate training specialty chosen (max length 1 page) 3 letters of recommendation Recent photograph Timetable Interviews to be performed approximately 5-6 weeks after application deadline. Offer letters to be sent approximately 2 months after application deadline. Confirmation of acceptance by the applicant approximately 10 weeks after application deadline. Selection Criteria Completion of master’s level graduate degree is required prior to the start of the fellowship program (You may apply prior to graduation.) Must have a national board certification as a NP or PA and be eligible for licensure as a PA or NP in North Carolina. The NP or PA should be highly motivated, dedicated, demonstrate stress management skills, poise and confidence, possess a passion of the profession, be able to adapt to an ever changing environment, and be able to work within a multi-professional team. Credential Awarded Certificate of completion   Share...

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Carolinas HealthCare System Primary Care and Urgent Care Fellowship: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Urgent Care and Pediatric Urgent Care

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Program Information Specialty: Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, Pediatric Urgent Care PO Box 32861 Charlotte NC 28232-2861 Phone: 704-446-5185 Fax: 704-446-0221 Program URL: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/center-for-advanced-practice-fellowship Medical Director: Dr. Chris Teigland and Dr. Darlyne Menscer Program Director: Cragin Greene PA-C, Britney Broyhill DNP Contact Information Primary Contact Cragin Greene ACP fellowship co-director, PA-C Phone: 704-446-5179 Email: Cragin.Greene@CarolinasHealthCare.org Additional Contact Info Britney.Broyhill@CarolinasHealthCare.org Allison.Manning@CarolinasHealthCare.org Program Description and History Carolinas HealthCare System is the second largest public healthcare system in the country with over 900 care locations and 28 Urgent Care centers. This vast network offers premier clinical training sites for dedicated tracks in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Urgent Care. Please visit our website for more information. Curriculum Weekly structured didactic curriculum in each fellowship track Direct supervision of a wide array of practice-specific procedures Access to system-wide conferences, learning sessions and grand rounds discussions Opportunity to collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care Urgent Care Fellows Will participate in relevant Emergency Medicine, Pediatric and Critical Care didactic sessions in addition to dedicated Urgent Care curriculum At least 36 hours per week of experiential sessions in the Urgent Care setting Relevant specialty rotations Primary Care Fellows Curriculum consists of ½ to 1 day per week in didactic sessions Collaboration between Primary Care and Urgent Care tracks for fellowship projects, didactics, and case conferences Subspecialty rotations tailored to each Fellow Proficiency in managing the office setting including EMR, billing, equipment, telemedicine and interpersonal relationships with patients and staff Length of Program 12 months Class Size 28 per cohort variable size in each specialty track Starting Date Semiannual start dates, April and October Affiliations Carolinas HealthCare System Admission Process and Timetable Applications for April start due October 1st Applications for October start due April 1st Application Components Completed application by posted deadline Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, copy of BLS/ACLS/PALS cards, copies of certifications and licenses once received Statement of interest in the postgraduate training specialty chosen (max length 1 page) 3 letters of recommendation Recent photograph Timetable Interviews to be performed approximately 5-6 weeks after application deadline. Offer letters to be sent approximately 2 months after application deadline. Confirmation of acceptance by the applicant approximately 10 weeks after application deadline. Selection Criteria Completion of master’s level graduate degree is required prior to the start of the fellowship program (You may apply prior to graduation.) Must have a national board certification as a NP or PA and be eligible for licensure as a PA or NP in North Carolina. The NP or PA should be highly motivated, dedicated, demonstrate stress management skills, poise and confidence, possess a passion of the profession, be able to adapt to an ever changing environment, and be able to work within a multi-professional team. Credential Awarded Certificate of completion   Share...

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Carolinas HealthCare System Specialty Care Fellowship: Cardiology, Urology and Behavioral Health

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Program Information Specialty: Cardiology, Urology, Behavioral Health PO Box 32861 Charlotte NC 28232-2861 Phone: (704) 446-5185 Fax: (704) 446-0221 Program URL: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/center-for-advanced-practice-fellowship Medical Director: Dr. Chris Teigland and Dr. Darlyne Menscer Program Director: Cragin Greene PA-C, Britney Broyhill DNP Contact Information Primary Contact: Cragin Greene ACP fellowship co-director, PA-C Phone: (704) 446-5179 Email: Cragin.Greene@CarolinasHealthCare.org Additional Contacts: Britney.Broyhill@CarolinasHealthCare.org Allison.Manning@CarolinasHealthCare.org Program Description and History Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute are the areas level I trauma center, transplant and regional referral center offering a breadth of complex surgical and medical cases and the experience of a lifetime during this 12 Month Fellowship program. Carolinas HealthCare System has expanded the Behavioral Health service line with the creation of our new state of the art facility offering comprehensive mental health services to the region. Please visit our website for more information. Curriculum Weekly structured didactic curriculum in each fellowship track Direct supervision of a wide array of practice-specific procedures Access to system-wide conferences, learning sessions and grand rounds discussions Opportunity to collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care Cardiology and Urology participate in a standardized three-month critical care curriculum, additional 9 month specialty curriculum Cardiology 9 months of cardiology specific rotations to include: General inpatient cardiology, heart failure clinic, electrophysiology, CCU, rapid response/code STEMI team 2 months of ICU rotations 1 month Hospitalist Urology 9 months of Urology specific rotations to include: General inpatient urology service, endourology/operating room, general ambulatory urology, oncology and pelvic health 2 months of ICU rotations 1 month Hospitalist Behavioral Health Dedicated 12 month weekly didactic curriculum Rotations through inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, emergency psychiatry and consult liaison Each rotation includes pediatric, adult and geriatric experiences Length of Program 12 months Class Size 28 per cohort variable size in each specialty track Starting Date Semiannual start dates, April and October Affiliations Carolinas HealthCare System Admission Process and Timetable Applications for April start due October 1st Applications for October start due April 1st Application Components Completed application by posted deadline Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, copy of BLS/ACLS/PALS cards, copies of certifications and licenses once received Statement of interest in the postgraduate training specialty chosen (max length 1 page) 3 letters of recommendation Recent photograph Timetable Interviews to be performed approximately 5-6 weeks after application deadline. Offer letters to be sent approximately 2 months after application deadline. Confirmation of acceptance by the applicant approximately 10 weeks after application deadline. Selection Criteria Completion of master’s level graduate degree is required prior to the start of the fellowship program (You may apply prior to graduation.) Must have a national board certification as a NP or PA and be eligible for licensure as a PA or NP in North Carolina. The NP or PA should be highly motivated, dedicated, demonstrate stress management skills, poise and confidence, possess a passion of the profession, be able to adapt to an ever changing environment, and be able to work within a multi-professional team. Credential Awarded Certificate of completion   Share...

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Neonatal Physician Assistant Program

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Neonatal Physician Assistant Program (215) 590-3083  – Local Phone 34th and Civic Center Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19104 LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 12 months CLASS SIZE: 2 STARTING DATE: October each year Contact Information Jodi Freeman, PA-C Site Director Phone: (267) 229-2478 Freemanj1@email.chop.edu (preferred) Pamela Russell Medical Director Phone: (215) 983-2756 Russellp@email.chop.edu   Program Description and History The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) physician assistant residency program is now in its second year. This intensive 12 month program is designed for Physician Assistants who wish to sub specialize in Neonatology. The program will accept two Physician Assistants per year and runs from the end of October to October the following year. This program will provide mentoring, didactic teaching, Simulations, skills training and clinical experience to prepare the physician assistant to become a competent Neonatal front line clinician. At the completion of this PA Residency Program, the Physician Assistant resident will be able to competently care for Neonates up to 6 months of age in areas that extend from the Delivery room, to the Well Baby nursery, the Neonatal Intensive care Unit to post discharge. At the completion of the program, the PA will receive a certificate of completion of PA Residency. The credentialing process is a 3 year process for final accreditation of the program and CHOP is in the process of applying for accreditation. The PA Residents will rotate through 3 sites; CHOP NICU (level IV NICU), Pennsylvania Hospital NICU, and Virtua Voorhees NICU (both level III NICU’s). The PA resident will be assigned a preceptor at each site and an outline of goals for education and skills for each rotation. Clinical time will include Delivery Room, Well Baby Nursery, neonatal Follow-up and care of patients on the Medical and Surgical teams. As the Resident becomes more proficient and progresses in their training, they will care for their own patient load which will increase in complexity and numbers. Following the initial 6 months of training in the 2 level III NICU’s, they will move to CHOP to complete the year. The PA resident will begin rotations on nights and weekends with their preceptor during the final 3 months of the year. During the final months of the program, the PA will function independently as a full member of the team. Two weeks of elective time is also included in the program. Curriculum The program will begin with 2 weeks of class room didactics and observation as an orientation to neonatology (Boot camp). Following this orientation, there are weekly learning sessions. These sessions will include lectures, Simulations and skills training. Teaching will be provided by an extensive faculty of Neonatologists and subspecialists, Physician Assistants, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Fellows, Nutritionists, Nurses and therapists from: Speech, Occupational, Physical therapy, Respiratory therapy, lactation specialists and Psychologists. Topics will begin with fetal development and extend through birth and the first 6 months of life including Developmental follow-up. Didactics will include: the normal and abnormal along with an extensive review of disease processes that affect all organ systems with treatment and management. In addition the PA residents will be invited to attend all conferences at all training sites as time allows along with the physiology didactics given to the Neonatology Fellows in training The mission of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Neonatal Physician Assistant Residency...

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant Post Graduate Residency Program

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center One Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756 603-650-8572   Length of Program: 12 months Starting date: September-August Class Size: 2 Residents per class   Medical Director – Cardiac Surgery Dr. Jock McCullough Section Chief, Cardiac Surgery   Medical Director – Thoracic Surgery Dr. David Finley Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery   Program Director Curtis Cote, PA-C Lead PA, Cardiac Surgery Curtis.A.Cote@hitchcock.org   Clinical Coordinator Daniel Chentorycki, PA-C   Education Coordinator Nina Littlefield, APRN   Manager of Support – Cardiac Surgery Marcia Lowes Marcia.R.Lowes@hitchcock.org    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Founded in 1893, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a nonprofit academic health system that includes a 396-bed hospital with the only Level 1 trauma center and the only air ambulance service; the Norris Cotton Cancer Center; the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; and is affiliated with several hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont. In partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, Dartmouth-Hitchcock trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually and performs world-class research.   Our Program: The post graduate PA residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was started in 2015. It was created first to create a pipeline of capable PAs in cardiothoracic surgery for employment at DHMC and second, to offer PAs the education and training necessary to become marketable in the competitive environment of Cardiothoracic PA employment. The program is in affiliation with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. The program is based out of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The program is one-year in duration beginning in the fall. Two residents are accepted for the program. One resident will begin the program on the cardiac surgery service, the other resident on the thoracic surgery service. At each 3 month interval, the residents will rotate services. The final 3 months of the program the residents will choose the service they wish to function in as a fully capable team member: autonomously rounding and reporting on in-patients in the CVCC and ICCU, seeing clinic patients, and first assisting in the OR on each service with endoscopic vein harvesting in the cardiac OR. Also, within the final 3 months of the program, the residents may choose 2 two-week rotations on a service of their choosing. Curriculum Outline: The clinical and didactic curriculum are integrated within the rotations in cardiac and thoracic surgery. Didactic: Residents will obtain 3-5 hours of didactic learning via weekly lectures, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality rounds, journal club, “image of the week” discussions, Thoracic Tumor Board Conference, and monthly “ask a surgeon” open format meetings. They will be expected to present 1-2 case studies during the final 3 months of the program. Clinical: Residents are expected to perform daily rounds, present patients and implement the plan of care, give educational presentations, perform invasive diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures, and participate in all surgical aspect of the intraoperative care of cardiac and thoracic surgical patients. The first 2-3 months of the program they will have weekly clinical sim-lab lessons, with opportunities to perform these skills pre-op, intra-op and post-op throughout the program. Financial Information: Annual stipend: $70,000 Benefits: PA Residents are eligible for full and comprehensive benefits provided by D-H. Equipment: The residency program provides educational materials...

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DMC Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine PA Fellowship

    DMC Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine PA Fellowship Kaitlyn Hefferan PA-C Program Director dmcpafellowship@dmcmg.com   David Patterson, M.D. Medial Director dmcpafellowship@dmcmg.com   DMC Sports Medicine 28800 Ryan Rd #310 Warren, MI 48092 (586) 558-2870 Phone (586) 558-6950 Fax www.dmcpafellowship.com   Purpose To provide the graduate Physician Assistant a unique and comprehensive educational curriculum to achieve advanced training in orthopaedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, and injury prevention.     Description The Physician Assistant fellowship program is a 12 month didactic and clinical training program that will compliment our current DMC fellowships in orthopedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, and orthopedic surgical residency. Those selected will work with our renowned multi-specialty orthopedic group, comprised of several orthopedic surgeons and primary care sports medicine physicians, as well as highly-trained physician assistants. PA Fellows will have access to DMC resources, including state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The DMC Sports Medicine group also provides care to 3 of the Detroit area’s professional sports team, adding another level of prestige to the program.   Program Goals and Objectives  Excellent and appropriate patient care is priority- always. Optimize efficiency in the management of patient injury in both the clinics and operating suites. Assist in the development of patient care ‘processes’ and ‘protocols’ that maximizes each patient’s timely recovery. Work as a team with the other physicians, PAs, therapists, residents, fellows, nurses, medical assistants, radiologic and surgical techs, and all other ancillary staff—all play a role and all are important to the eventual outcome of the patient. Upon completion have an in-depth understanding of multiple subspecialties within orthopedics, demonstrate highly effective physical exam skills, critical thinking, decision making, and operative techniques including first assist Retain highly qualified and educated PAs who wish to continue enhancing their skills and education   Curriculum Our program will consist of a 12 month integrated didactic and clinical curriculum. Our didactics will be based around our current orthopedic surgical residents, primary care, and sports medicine fellows. Our clinical rotations will be grouped into 4 week modules based on subspecialty. The fellows will participate in outpatient clinics, inpatient rounding, first-assist in the operating room, exposure to radiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and sports rehabilitation. Experiences include but not limited to sports medicine, arthroplasty, trauma, hand, and pediatrics. An in-depth orientation and computer/ EMR training will occur during the first clinical rotation.   University and Institutional Affiliations Detroit Medical Center Wayne State University   Admissions  We will be accepting 2 PA fellows per year. Our program will begin on July 1st of each year. Admission will be on a rolling basis. Interviews will take place in April of starting year. An interview will be awarded based on evaluation of the applicants CV, educational transcripts, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. PA fellows who are accepted must apply for a Michigan License. All applications can be emailed or mailed to the address listed below. Requirements Graduate from a ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program NCCPA certified (may apply and interview if eligible) Transcripts from physician assistant program 2 letters of recommendation (one from a surgical preceptor if possible) Current CV Personal statement    Credentials Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be award a certificate of completion. CME as approved by the AMA and Wayne State University will be awarded following participation at the Visiting...

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Duke University Medical Center – PA Surgical Residency Duke University Med Ctr.

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Duke University Medical Center – PA Surgical Residency Duke University Med Ctr.http://dukesurgery.org/ (919) 684-8111  – Local Phone sherry.davi@duke.edu 2301 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27710 Length of Program 13 months Class Size varies Starting Date: September 1 Ending Date: September 30 Contact Information PA Residency Medical Director Kelli R. Brooks, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Division Trauma and Critical Care Surgery E-mail: kelli.brooks@duke.edu PA Residency Program Director Senthil Radhakrishnan, PA-C Division of Neurosurgery Email: senthil.radhakrishnan@duke.edu Assistant Program Director Daniel F. Geersen, MPAP, PA-C Division of Vascular Surgery E-mail: daniel.geersen@duke.edu PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: The PA Profession originated at Duke in the mid 1960s. Dr. Eugene A. Stead, Jr., then Chairman of the Department of Medicine, believed that mid-level practitioners could increase consumer access to health services by extending the time and skills of the physician. His vision, guidance, and influence were instrumental in founding the Duke PA Program, which continues to flourish as one of the premier PA training programs in the country. We plan to follow in this rich tradition of excellence with the Duke PA Surgical Residency Program. The Duke Physician Assistant Surgical Residency is an intensive 12-month program administered by the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. PA Residents will be members of the surgical team and will be involved in pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative patient care. The residency is designed to provide both advanced didactic education and a focused, surgical clinical experience so that trainees and graduates will have the skills to provide high quality perioperative patient care. The residency is attractive both for new PA Program graduates who are planning a surgical career and for practicing physician assistants who wish to redirect their careers toward one of the surgical specialties or enhance their knowledge and skills through post-graduate education. Curriculum Didactic Lectures, seminars and laboratories have been designed to provide PA Residents with a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of surgical disease processes. Instruction will cover general surgery and subspecialty topics. Emphasis will be placed on the perioperative management of surgical patients including fluids and electrolytes, hyperalimentation, acid/base balance, surgical emergencies, complications, and evaluation of specific organ systems. Cadaver laboatories will include technical skills instruction and practice time for wound closure, chest tube placement, thoracentesis, endoscopic vein harvesting, placement of peripheral lines, etc. In addition to classroom/laboratory instruction, the didactic curriculum will include weekly Attending Rounds, Grand Rounds, M&M Conference and other conferences organized by the Department of Surgery. The initial didactic curriculum will conclude with preparation for clinical rotations. Time is designated for “rounding” with the surgical team and becoming familiar with the routine of the surgical services before assuming clinical responsibilities Clinical Physician Assistant Residents will be assigned a workload and duties similar to those of first year (PGY1) physician surgical residents. Duties will include history & physical examinations, writing patient orders and progress notes in the hospital record, responding to and evaluating patient problems, making rounds, ordering diagnostic studies, assisting in the operating room, and performing invasive procedures with appropriate oversight by the supervising physician. Night call will be assigned on a rotating basis. The PA resident will be assigned first-call responsibilities with appropriate supervision and within the scope of his/her practice parameters. The PA Resident will avail himself/herself of additional direction and/or assistance as needed. As required by state law, the PA Resident’s supervising physician will...

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Emory Critical Care Center NP/PA Post Graduate Residency Program

550 Peachtree Rd. Davis-Fischer Bld.  Suite 3250 Atlanta, GA 30308 Website: whsc.emory.edu Medical Director: Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD Program Director: Rob Grabenkort, PA, MMSc, FCCM, Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN Contact Information Primary Contact Rob Grabenkort, PA, MMSc, FCCM Co-Director 678-557-4771 rob.grabenkort@emoryhealthcare.org Heather Meissen, ACNP, CCRN Co-Director 404-308-5003 heather.meissen@emoryhealthcare.org   Program Description and History The Emory Critical Care Center NP/PA post graduate residency, initiated in 2012, is a one-year training program that teaches residents to become highly skilled in the multidisciplinary, collaborative and evidence-based management of complex and challenging patients in the intensive care unit.  This program attracts new graduates seeking a structured educational program, who want to become experts and leaders in their field. Curriculum The program is a one-year post graduate training course for both PAs and NPs. Our program is unique, in that it combines a highly detailed competency-based curriculum with hands-on learning in the clinical setting. Resident rotations include Surgical ICU — While in the surgical ICU, residents are expected to extend their knowledge of general post operative care, surgical complications, acute post op pain management, transplantation and immunosuppressive therapy, as well as further their understanding of ventilator and vasopressor support. Medical ICU — The purpose of the medical ICU rotation is to gain knowledge and experience with acute internal medical diagnoses and treatments. Residents are expected to maximize their knowledge base about mechanical ventilation modalities, inotropic/vasopressor support, and nutritional requirements for the critically ill patient. Neurology/Neurosurgical ICU — The neurology rotation focuses on various neurological impairments including management of seizures, intracerebral hemorrhages, as well as post operative care of the neurosurgical patient. Residents will have exposure to lumbar drains, intracerebral perfusion monitors, ventricular drains and brain death testing. Cardiac Care Unit — Residents will gain a further understanding of cardiac care while rotating through the CCU. Residents may have exposure to intraaortic balloon pumps, ventricular assist devices, and pulmonary artery catheters. Diagnosis of dysrhythmias, use of inotropes and afterload reducing agents will be emphasized on this rotation as well. Infectious Diseases — Infectious disease is a short two week rotation that spotlights antimicrobial management. Residents are expected to become familiar with antimicrobrial therapy, particularly as it applies to the critically ill patient. Nephrology — Nephrology is also a short two week rotation that centers on acute renal failure and the workup, diagnosis and treatment thereof. Residents will learn how kidney function effects the dosing of medications and the effect of medications on kidney function. Introduction to various forms of dialysis (CRRT, conventional HD) will be discussed. Operating Room — Each resident will rotate through the operating room with an anesthesiologist or an anesthetist. The purpose of this rotation is to get exposure and to excel at procedural skills. Some skills that the resident may be exposed to include central lines, pulmonary artery catheters, arterial lines, intubations, and PIVs. Other program requirements Completion of Ultrasound Course Completion of FCCS training Completion of ATLS Completion of clinical simulation lab and manikins Graduation from the residency will be dependent upon completion of rotations, evaluations, clinical simulations,  mid year review, rotation specific exams, and a final written exam and clinical simulation evaluation. Resident responsibilities will include Attendance on daily team rounds and be proficient in the presentation of assigned patients Providing clinical services for critically ill patients with multi-system disease...

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EVMS Physician Assistant Fellowship in Emergency Medicine – Emergency Medicine

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EVMS Physician Assistant Fellowship in Emergency Medicine – Emergency Medicine http://www.evms.edu/education/centers_institutes_departments/emergency_medicine/fellowships/physicians_assistant_fellowship/ (757) 388-3397  – Local Phone (757) 388-2885 – Fax 300 Gresham Dr. Suite 304 Norfolk, VA 23507 LENGTH OF PROGRAM:  12 Months CLASS SIZE:  2 to 4 Fellows STARTING DATE:  June/July Program Description and History The EVMS (Eastern Virginia Medial School) Physician Assistant Fellowship in Emergency Medicine began in 2009 to educate and train highly motivated physician assistants in the challenging and diverse knowledge base and procedurals skills required for excellence in clinical practice in emergency medicine. The Fellowship accepts 2 to 4 students per year and begins in the last week of June.  Graduates of this 12 month Fellowship Program will possess substantial skills, knowledge and competencies required in the field of emergency medicine.  In addition to 8 months of working in the Emergency Room setting, Fellows will have 1 month rotations thru subspecialties.  This program is ideal for the new graduate, the PA working in Emergency Medicine who is searching for more confidence in managing complex patient presentations and the PA working in another specialty who wants to transition into Emergency Medicine.   Curriculum The Program consists of didactic and clinical education.  The didactic portion is in the form of weekly lectures, with one of the lecture days per month dedicated to procedural skills in the new state of the art Education and Research Building at EVMS, as well as monthly Journal Club.  The clinical portion consists of a total of 8 months of work in the Emergency Department as well as 1 month rotations in the Intensive Care Unit, Trauma, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound.  We may consider elective rotations in other subspecialties should the interest arise.  Certifications in BLS, ACLS, and ATLS are included.   Length of Program   12 Months Class Size   2 to 4 Fellows Starting Date   June/July Affiliations The EVMS School of Health Professions and Emergency Physicians of Tidewater (EPT) are collaborating to sponsor a Physician Assistant (PA) Fellowship Program in Emergency Medicine. This unique program builds upon the strength of our highly successful and fully accredited PA program, combined with one of the largest and most effective emergency medicine physician practices in Virginia. Fellows accepted into the program will simultaneously be full-time EVMS students and employees of EPT. Clinical Rotations are completed at 7 Hampton Roads hospitals including, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center), Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (Level 2 Trauma Center), Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Sentara Obici Hospital, Sentara Belle Harbour (Free Standing ER) and Sentara Independence (Free Standing ER).   Admission Process and Timetable Applications are available on the Fellowship website and are processed thru the VZ College Application Website. The application process is open August 1 – November 30, with late applications considered if a position is still available. Interviews will take place in December thru February. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of February, once interviews have concluded. Provide a personal statement of not more than 250 words expressing your desire and qualifications for the fellowship position. Provide two letters of recommendation in support of your application – one of the letters must be from your PA program director and the other from a peer or supervising physician or a faculty member. Must submit undergraduate and graduate official transcripts from all schools attended. Graduation...

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Hartford Healthcare PA Surgery-Critical Care Residency Program – Residency and Sugery

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Hartford Healthcare PA Surgery-Critical Care Residency Program – Residency and Sugeryhttp://www.harthosp.org/PASurgCCResidency (860) 545-4670  – Local Phone 80 Seymour Street PO Box 5037 Hartford, CT 06102-5037 Length of Program: 12 months Class Size: 2-4 Application Deadline: May 1 *Accepting rolling admissions Contact Information Angela Solomon Administrative Support of PA Residency (860) 972-5022 – Local Phone Angela.Soloman@hhchealth.org Richard Commaille (860) 224-5513 Ext. #3 – Local Phone eperricone@harthosp.org Program Description and History Hartford Healthcare PA Surgery-Critical Care Residency Program is an intense twelve month program administered by the Department of Surgery and Critical Care. PA residents are incorporated as participants on the PA surgery/critical care team and are involved in the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of the surgical patient and management of patients in the critical care units. The Residency is designed to provide both advanced didactic education and a focused clinical surgical/critical care experience so the graduates will develop skills to provide high quality peri-operative and critical patient care. The Residency is attractive to both new PA program graduates who are planning a surgery/critical care career and for practicing Physician Assistants who wish to redirect their careers towards one of the surgical specialties or critical care. Curriculum Didactic Lectures, programs and labs have been designed to provide PA Residents with a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of surgical and critical care diseases. Instruction covers General Surgery/Critical Care and selective sub-specialty topics. Emphasis is placed on the peri-operative management of surgical patients, intra-operative assisting, and the post-operative complications and emergencies and management of critical care patients. Instruction includes the development of technical skills and bedside invasive procedures. In addition to classroom and laboratory instruction, PA Residents will be involved in M&M Conferences, Grand Rounds, Journal Club,  and formal presentations to attendings. The initial didactic curriculum is divided into two phases. Phase I prepares the Resident to function as a Surgical/Critical Care House Officer. Time is designated for integration into the surgical/critical care team, prior to the resident’s actual assignment to supervised after-hour call. Phase II addresses certain specific diseases, (i.e.: pancreatitis, thyroid disease, etc.) and continues throughout the remainder of the Residency. In the final four months of education residents will be able to choose between surgery and critical care and concentrate their educational efforts toward the given specialty. Clinical PA Residents begin participation on the Surgical/Critical Care Team immediately upon entry to develop a sense of responsibility. Initially, they are an observer, and then are progressively given additional responsibility, culminating in their being the supervised first responder to surgical/critical care issues. Duties include comprehensive H&Ps, writing patient orders and notes, responding to and evaluating patient problems, making rounds, ordering diagnostic studies, assisting in the Operating Room, performing consults and invasive procedures with the appropriate supervision by attending surgeons or Senior Physician Assistants. After hour calls are assigned on a rotating basis and integrated into the existing staff PA schedule. During their time of rotation on surgical sub-specialties, they maintain an affiliation with the General Surgery/Critical Care Team. On their critical care rotations they will rotate among the neuro-trauma, cardiothorasic, and surgical ICU. They will also be given the opportunity to train in roboitc surgery. Surgery clinical rotations will cocentrate in General Surgery and will have the opportunity to rotate on Orthopedics, Urology, Colorectal, Vascular, Neurosurgery, Trauma, Plastic Surgery, and Organ Transplant. University and Institutional Affiliations Hartford Hospital,...

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Hospital Medicine PA Fellowship at Regions Hospital

Hospital Medicine The Department of Hospital Medicine at Regions Hospital is offering a post-graduate program for Physician Assistants interested in advanced training in Hospital Medicine. The Hospital Medicine PA Fellowship Program will offer the PA learner extensive training in Hospital Medicine through a variety of teaching environments and subspecialties. Our mission is to train highly-qualified PAs to become skilled, compassionate, efficient hospitalist providers with a focus on population health. Length of Program: 12 months Class Size: 1 Starting Date: March annually The PA Fellow will receive a PGY-1 stipend of approximately $50,000 for the 12 month program and a complete benefits package will be offered.   Curriculum –Didactic Hospital Medicine PA Fellow will be required to study the core content curriculum that is required for hospital medicine board certification. PA Fellow will participate in weekly conferences with the Internal Medicine physician residents. They will be required to certify in ACLS. During the fellowship, the PA Fellow will be required to complete eight identified Tutorials, four content exams, along with one final exam. –Clinical Hospital Medicine PA Fellow will devote a significant portion of their training to hospital medicine. They will have required rotations in specialty areas essential for proficiency in hospital medicine. 12 month clinical rotation schedule (subject to change) 6 months Hospital Medicine 6 weeks Critical Care/Pulmonary 4 weeks Cardiology 2 weeks Infectious Disease 2 weeks Nephrology 2 weeks Neurology 2 weeks Hematology/Oncology 2 weeks Emergency Medicine 2 weeks Palliative Care 2 weeks Hospital Medicine at partner community hospital Accreditation The Hospital Medicine PA Fellowship Program is designed to meet the requirements for Clinical Post Graduate PA Programs as determined by The Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).   Application requirements Degree from an ARC-PA accredited PA Program prior to matriculation into the program A Baccalaureate degree or higher Eligible for National Certification by the NCCPA. New graduates may apply who are PANCE eligible. Minnesota and Wisconsin licensure or eligibility Official PA Program transcripts Three professional letters of recommendation Personal essay Curriculum vitae Personal interview Application – please complete the form included on this website Application Fee – $50 – made payable to Regions Hospital   Please submit application, CV, personal statement and application fee to: Meredith Wold MS 11109E 640 Jackson Street St. Paul, MN 55101   Calendar of events Applications accepted until Sept 30th annually Well-qualified applicants will be granted an interview and notification of acceptance will be by December annually Fellowship start date: March annually     Contact information Thomas Yacovella, MD Medical Director PA Fellowship Program Regions Hospital Dept. of Hospital Medicine thomas.j.yacovella@healthpartners.com Meredith Wold, PA-C PA Fellowship Program Co-Director Regions Hospital Dept. of Hospital Medicine meredith.k.wold@healthpartners.com Gary Bowrey, PA-C PA Fellowship Program Co-Director Regions Hospital Dept. of Hospital Medicine gary.d.bowrey@healthpartners.com   Apply now: http://www.regionshospital.com/rh/physicianassistantfellowship/index.html Share...

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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute – Postgraduate PA Orthopaedic Residency Program

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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute – Postgraduate PA Orthopaedic Residency Program Visit Website (847) 578-8689  – Local Phone (847) 578-8690 – Fax 1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge, IL 60068 Please mail applications to the following address: Patrick Knott, PhD, PA-C The Physician Assistant Program 3333 Green Bay Road North Chicago, IL 60064-3095 Contact Information Patrick Knott, PhD, PAC Program Director Contact Information: (847) 578-8689 – Local Phone patrick.knott@rosalindfranklin.edu Matthew Jimenez, M.D. Program Director Contact Information: (578) 578-8302 – Local Phone Purpose: To provide the graduate Physician Assistant with an opportunity to obtain advanced training in orthopaedic surgery. Description: The residency program offered by the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute is a 12 month didactic and clinical training program. The program is modeled after the physician residency program in orthopaedic surgery also offered at the Institute. This multi-specialty orthopaedic group consists of twelve fellowship-trained surgeons who participate in both the didactic and clinical components in the area of their respective sub-specialties. University/Institutional Affiliations: The residency program is offered by the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute which is located at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois. This is one of the largest private teaching hospitals in the Chicago suburban area, and also participates in the education of PA students, medical students, and physician residents. The residency program is sponsored by the Physician Assistant Program at Rosalind Franklin University, and the faculty from each program cooperate in the education of PA students and PA residents. Residency Objectives: Upon completion, the PA will have an in-depth understanding of the various sub-specialties within orthopaedics, including: trauma, total joint replacement, spine surgery, hand surgery, sportsmedicine, and foot & ankle surgery. The graduate will have had extensive experience in the triage, evaluation, treatment and management of orthopaedic problems in each of these areas. The graduate will have developed into an expert first-assistant in the operating room. Program Length: 12 Months, beginning July 1st of each year. (For those students in PA Programs that graduate in late summer, a September start is arranged.) Openings: 5 to 7 residency positions each year. Curriculum: The didactic and clinical curriculum are integrated. The PA resident will participate in daily teaching rounds, weekly conferences, weekly grand rounds, and weekly interdisciplinary conferences. The clinical curriculum will consist of rotations through the following sub-specialty areas: orthopaedic trauma surgery, total joint surgery, spine surgery, sports surgery, hand surgery, and foot & ankle surgery. The resident will participate in clinics, inpatient care and first-assist in the operating room while on each rotation. The resident will also participate in in-house trauma call approximately one night per week. Compensation: $50,000 Other Fees / Expenses / Tuition: none Benefits: Health Insurance, Malpractice Insurance. Ten days paid time off. Housing: Arranged individually by each resident. The Medical Center is located in a clean residential area with many apartment complexes nearby. Credentials Awarded: Upon completion of the residency program, a certificate of training will be awarded by the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. Entry Requirements: Applicants must be graduates of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program and be eligible for (or have passed) the NCCPA board exams. Residents must apply for an Illinois License at the time of their acceptance into the program. Selection Criteria: Residents will be selected on the basis of the following: Academic records from their Physician Assistant Program Two letters of recommendation (one from...

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Intermountain Medical Center Trauma and Surgical Critical Care – Postgraduate Fellowship for PAs and NPs

Intermountain Medical Center Trauma and Surgical Critical Care – Postgraduate Fellowship for PAs and NPs (801) 507-6556  – Local Phone (801) 507-5578 – Fax 5121 South Cottonwood Street Shock Trauma ICU Murray, UT 84107 Length of Program: 12 months Number of PA’s in Each Class: 1 Contact Information For additional information please contact: Aaron Pugh Program Director IMC Patient Tower 5th Floor Shock Trauma 5121 S. Cottonwood Street Murray UT 84107 Email: APCFellowship@imail.org   Administrative Assistant Kristi Kruckenberg Phone:  801-507-6556  office Fax: 801-507-5578 Description The Intermountain Medical Center Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Post Graduate Fellowship for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners accepted the first resident to started October 2010. This is a 12-month program offering didactic and clinical training in the specialties of trauma and surgical critical care. Intermountain Medical Center is one of three Level One Trauma Centers in the Salt Lake City Valley.  It is a state- of-the-art facility that opened in October 2007. The resident will have the unique and exciting opportunity to work with a team of PAs, NPs, and trauma critical care surgeons to learn the care of the trauma and surgical patient. Curriculum Outline The APC resident will rotate through 12 months. The resident will rotate through a combination of the Level One Trauma Center’s ICUs, ED, OR, and other specialized care departments. There will be opportunity for 2 elective month rotations. The resident will be required to participate in research. Goals and Objectives The purpose of the fellowship is to provide specialty training for post-graduate physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The collaboration of the PA and NP roles is a unique attribute of the IMC Trauma Service model. The core critical care trauma surgeon physician group is dedicated to the advancement of the PA and NP role and post-graduate training. The goals of the program can be outlined as follows: Promote and advance the APC (Advanced Practice Clinician – term used to describe PAs and NPs) role in the Trauma and Critical Care specialty Provide advanced training for APCs in Trauma and Critical Care Promote the collaboration of the APCs in the Trauma and Critical Care specialty Utilize the Intermountain Healthcare strengths and outstanding reputation for best practice for all patients as groundwork for education of the APCs in the residency Establish the residency as a competitive and leadership-enhancing program. Continue to work with PA and NP associations to support the current local and national guidelines for each role. This will reinforce and bolster autonomy and collaboration of both professions. Provide a continuous source of qualified APCs dedicated and trained in the Trauma and Critical Care specialties for the intermountain region and rural areas of Utah. Didactic and Clinical Components The APC resident will participate in ICU lecture series, Trauma Conferences, Trauma Service Journal Clubs, and all facilities Trauma rounds, Trauma Surgical Floor rounds, Trauma Clinics, and ATLS. There will be opportunity for the resident to teach and travel with the Rural Trauma Team Development Course staff. The APC resident will have a defined curriculum consisting of didactic and clinical objectives to achieve every month. The curriculum will adhere to the APPAP Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) standards. Admissions Process and Timeline Applicants will apply on the Intermountain Healthcare Job Search site. The position will be posted around 4-5 months prior to the start date. Candidates will...

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Iowa Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Program

Contact Information Jon Van Heukelom, MD PA Residency Program Director jon-vanheukelom@uiowa.edu 200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP Iowa City, IA 52242 319-384-6468 ph https://www.uihealthcare.org/emparesidency/   Program Length 18 month program Application Information Applications are accepted September 1st through February 1st. Priority for interviews will be given to applicants with fully completed applications received by January 15th. Starting Date Residency start date is the last week in June. Graduation Date Graduation is the end of December. Share...

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Jane R. Perlman NP/PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

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2650 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: (847) 570-1353 Fax: (847) 570-1223 Specialty: Emergency Medicine Website: http://www.northshore.org/academics/academic-programs/fellowship-programs/NP-PA-emergency-medicine/ Medical Director: Joanna Davidson, MD Program Director: Alison Ruiz, PA-C LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 12 months CLASS SIZE: 2 STARTING DATE: late August AFFILIATIONS: Rosalind Franklin University and Loyola University   Contact Information Primary Contact: Alison Ruiz, PA-C Program director for the Jane R Perlman NP/PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (847) 570-1353 aruiz2@northshore.org Additional Contact: Geri Ambrosia Administrative Assistant 847 570 2115 gambrosia@northshore.org Sue Bednar Manager in the ER of Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants 847 570 1335 sbednar@northshore.org Program Description and History 1-year, post graduate, advanced practice fellowship program for NPs and PAs in emergency medicine. This intensive program offers advanced training in hands-on clinical care, through the use traditional teaching methods, but also the use of our innovative simulation center and cutting edge informatics. Curriculum Weekly lectures/case presentations Case based or procedural simulation training Monthly MD resident conference Monthly ED case review Journal club Participation in translational research The majority of clinical hours will be spent training in the NorthShore University Health System emergency departments. Specialized training in the following areas will take place in other departments within the health system and may include clinical sites other than NorthShore. Toxicology Pharmacology Pediatrics Orthopedics Trauma Radiology Admission Process and Timetable Must have graduated from an accredited NP/PA program Graduates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 Must be NP/PA certified or certification eligible by June 2014 Must be willing to relocate to the Chicago-land area for the duration of the fellowship Application Components Official transcripts from your undergraduate and NP/PA programs Three letters of recommendation If you are a current student graduating in May: you must include one letter from a preceptor in emergency medicine and one letter from your program director If your are currently working as an advanced practice provider: you must include one letter from your supervisor and one letter from a peer Official copy of your board certification sent directly from the certifying body Current Curriculum Vitae A personal statement explaining why you are choosing to apply to this program, including strengths you possess and knowledge you are looking to gain along with your professional goals. Please limit responses to one page. Timetable Interview timeline: Once applications have been received, they will be reviewed and interviews will be offered to those selected from March-April 2014. 1 year program that starts late August 2014 Selection Criteria Scholarly aptitude, team work, self-assessment, ability to multi-task, verbal communication, critical thinking skills. Credential Awarded Certificate of completion         Share...

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center – Emergeny Medicine PA Residency

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center – Emergeny Medicine PA Residency http://www.hopkinsbayview.org/emresidency/index.html  (410) 550-1543  – Local Phone 4940 Eastern Ave./A1 East/Suite A-150 Baltimore, MD 21224 The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine PA Residency is an 18-month program, exposing residents to many specialties necessary for a career in Emergency Medicine. Jonathan Lerner, MS, PA-C is the Director.  Mary Masterson, MS, PA-C is the Education Director. Giorgio Galetto, MD is the Medical Director. Contact Information Jonathan Lerner, PA-C, Residency Director Giorgio Galetto, MD, Medical Director Mary Masterson, MS, PA-C, Education Director Description Train at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions for a career in Emergency Medicine. The residency will be based at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This will be an 18-month residency with the following curriculum: Nine months in the EM at JHBMC One month rotations: MICU, CICU, Internal Medicine, Peds ER Two week rotations: Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Burn Unit, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Electives Attend weekly Emergency Medicine Residency conferences at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. While on off-service rotations, will attend specialty specific conferences. Receive training in ATLS and Emergency Ultrasound. There will be a stipend paid. Life, AD&D, Short-term Disability, Malpractice provided. Medical, Dental, Vision plans offered. CME funds. Paid time off. We will be accepting one resident every six months. During final six months, resident will also function as mentor to junior residents. Share...

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Johns Hopkins Hospital – Postgraduate Critical Care Residency for PAs

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Johns Hopkins Hospital – Postgraduate Critical Care Residency for PAs Visit Website  (410) 502-2651  – Local Phone paccres@jhmi.edu 600 N. Wolfe Street, Halsted 600 Baltimore, MD 21287 The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine Postgraduate Critical Care Residency is a 12-month program involving all aspects of managing the care of acute and critically ill patients.  Brad Winters, MD PhD is the Medical Director for the program.  Kam M. Dhanjani, BA PA-C is Co-Director of the residency, and Martha M. Kennedy,  PhD RN ACNP is Co-Director and Education Coordinator. Mission Statement Our mission is to provide an educational environment whereby the Certified Physician Assistant is trained to the highest level of proficiency and critical-thinking in the multi-disciplinary care of critically ill patients. Residency Description When on rotations, Physician Assistant Residents will be working within a team to provide comprehensive and consistent care for your patients.  You will be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, management, selection of interventions, required procedures, and consistent evaluation of the patients’ progress towards goals. You will have ownership of  patients with complex surgical and medical conditions, and will manage all aspects of their care, from fluid resuscitation and antibiotic management to pressor use, interpretation of Pulmonary Artery Catheter readings and other invasive/non-invasive hemodynamic parameters, and management of ventilator modes and strategies. The residency has been approved by the AAPA for 50 Category I CME credits.  Additional opportunities to earn Category I and II CME credits are also available throughout the year. PA Residents will follow the same schedule and adhere to the same call requirements as the surgical and/or anesthesia residents on the team.  All residents will follow the guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that became effective on July 1, 2011. Qualified applicants must meet the following: Graduate of an Accredited PA Program by August with a minimum GPA of 3.4. Masters or Doctorate Degree or commensurate work experience Eligible to sit for PANCE Possess the desire to learn and be self-motivated Completed application process (application and fee, letters of recommendation, and personal essay) If possible, be available to interview in Baltimore Basic Education Modeled after the surgical MD resident program, you will follow similar schedule call requirements as the surgical and/or Anesthesia residents within the ICU.  You will work closely with the existing ICU Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.  This relationship facilitates the intense mentoring and collaboration that is required for your growth and development in surgical, medical, and critical thinking skills. Rotation schedules have been organized to provide the most educational and supportive environment in which to learn. Intensive Care Unit Rotations may include but not be limited to the following: General Surgical ICUs – includes trauma, transplant, vascular, oncology, craniofacial, orthopedic, hepatic, pancreatic, thoracic, endocrine, plastics, and other surgical patients Burn ICU Neurosurgical ICU Cardiac ICU Medical ICU Residents will also have an elective rotation which could include repeating of an ICU rotation or time on a surgical or specialty service – these will be personalized for each resident. Suggestions include: Infectious Disease Renal Cardiology Palliative Care Radiology Didactic opportunities include: Core lectures in Intensive Care Surgical/Anesthesia Grand Rounds Morbidity and Mortality Rounds General Topics in Surgery and Anesthesia Intern and Resident conferences Weekly Residency Lectures Simulation Center sessions – brochoscopy, central line placement, simulated patients and scenarios Core Policy and Safety Modules Leadership Modules...

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Johns Hopkins Hospital – Postgraduate Surgical Residency for PAs

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Johns Hopkins Hospital – Postgraduate Surgical Residency for PAsView Website  (410) 502-2651  – Local Phone 600 N. Wolfe Street, Halsted 600 Baltimore , MD 21287 The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery Postgraduate Surgical Residency is a 12-month program involving all aspects of patient care. Albert Chi, MD,  is the Medical Director of the program.  Jennie McKown, MSHS, PA-C, is the director. Martha Kennedy, PhD, RN, ACNP, is the educational coordinator for the program. The JHH Postgraduate Surgical Residency for Physician Assistants has been accredited by the ARC-PA since March 2008. Further details provided on the ARC-PA website. Mission Statement Our mission is to provide an educational environment whereby the Certified Surgical Physician Assistant is trained in the highest level of patient care. Training will be provided in clinics, on the surgical floors, and in the operating room and will involve pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care. In an academic environment, the residents will be exposed to basic and advanced surgical training concepts and techniques. Under appropriate supervision the resident will gain the confidence and experience necessary to practice in a wide variety of surgical specialties in academic and private settings. Residency Description Residents will rotate through a variety of surgical specialties and undergo intense training in perioperative management and surgical practice, with clinical time bridging between patient management (~75%; inpatient, clinic, consults) and OR time (~25%; position/prep/drape, first assist, second assist). Core rotations include Hepatobiliary, Vascular, Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive, ENT, Thoracic, Cardiac, and SICU, and rotations at JHH-affiliated community hospitals. The Stipend is $48,500 with twenty-two days of personal time off to be used as vacation or sick time. Meal vouchers for call days will be provided. Health, dental and life insurance as well as short and long-term disability are available. DEA, Maryland CDS number, License fee, and delegation fee will be paid for by the hospital. The residency has been approved by the AAPA for 50 Category I CME credits.  Additional opportunities to earn Category I and II CME credits are also available throughout the year. Qualified applicants must meet the following: Graduate (or eligible for graduation by August 2012) of an Accredited PA Program with a recommended minimum GPA of 3.4. Masters or Doctorate Degree or commensurate work experience NCCPA certification or Eligible to sit for PANCE Possess the desire to learn and be self-motivated Completed application process (application and fee, letters of recommendation, and personal essay) If possible, be available to interview in Baltimore Basic Education Initial didactic, clinical, and laboratory orientation PA lecture series Intern and Resident weekly lectures Service-based specialty lecture content Grand Rounds Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Center (MISTC) – Monthly lab experiences with surgical staff for training in basic and advanced surgical skills[s]. Simulation Lab Advanced Trauma Life Support Course Conferences Faculty mentorship   Physician Assistant Surgical Residents will follow the 7/1/2011 guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: Surgical Residents are limited to 80 hours a week (averaged over 4 weeks). Call cannot exceed every third night.  Meal coupons will be given when Physician Assistant Residents are on call. A certificate through the Johns Hopkins Hospital will be awarded after successful completion of a twelve-month residency. Deadlines for October Start: Applications Postmarked by March 31st Interviews March – April Notification April – May Start Date October Share...

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Marquette University-Aurora Health Postgraduate Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Program – Emergency Medicine Program

Marquette University-Aurora Health Postgraduate Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Program – Emergency Medicine Program  (414) 288-5688  – Local Phone   1700 Building 1700 W. Wells St. P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 Program: July 1-June 30 Applications due: January 15 Interviews: February Acceptance/credentialing: March Program start: Late July Contact Information Mary Jo Wiemiller, PA-C, M.S. Program Director (414) 288-5688  Ext.  – Local Phone maryjo.wiemiller@marquette.edu   Share...

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Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic Arizona PA Fellowship in Otolaryngology

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Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic Arizona PA Fellowship in OtolaryngologyVisit Website (480) 342-2912  – Local Phone 5777 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054 Program length: 52 weeks Prerequisites: Completed PA program and exam; Arizona state licensure Granted: Certificate of Completion Patient interaction: High Placement outlook: Excellent Contact Information Carrlene Donald PA-C Surgery (480) 342-2912 Ext. – Local Phone donald.carrlene@mayo.edu Tony Mendez PA-C Surgery (480) 342-2912 Ext. – Local Phone mendez.anthony@mayo.edu Program Description Physician Assistants who have completed their baccalaureate or master’s program and internship may complete a specialty Otolaryngology Physician Assistant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. This is the only fellowship offered in the United States for physician assistants who wish to specialize in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. This fellowship provides comprehensive Otolaryngology and head and neck surgery training for physician assistants. You will receive the hands-on clinical experience you need in a health-care setting that offers a diverse patient population and a team-oriented academic environment. Specialty training includes Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurotology. Accreditation Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission. Facilities Mayo Clinic in Arizona opened in 1987 as a premiere academic medical center in the southwestern United States, where advanced programs in medical research and education support the highest-quality patient care. The Phoenix Campus is centered around a beautiful four-story outpatient clinic. Services in more than 66 medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation. The Scottsdale Campus offers excellent education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The Samuel C. Johnson Research Center, a 75,000-square-foot building, houses scientists, trainees and students focused on molecular genetics, molecular immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular chemistry and surgical research. On the Phoenix Campus, the state-of-the-art 205-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, which opened in 1998, is the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized as “the Best Hospital in Phoenix” several times by Phoenix magazine. The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides evaluation, management and surgical services for problems pertaining to the ear, nose and sinus, head and neck. Graduation and Certification After completing your fellowship and summative examination, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences. Hours For the majority of the fellowship, your learning schedule will include ten-hour days, five days per week. You will take shared ENT call an average of six times per month. Class Size Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits two students in its Otolaryngology Physician Assistant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction. Program Contacts Program Directors: Carrlene Donald PA-C: donald.carrlene@mayo.edu Tony Mendez PA-C: mendez.anthony@mayo.edu Mayo School of Health Sciences Clinical Coordinator: Judy Cimochowski: cimochowski.judith@mayo.edu Share...

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

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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...

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Mercer-piedmont Heart Physician Assistant Residency in Advanced Cardiology

Program Specialty: Advanced Cardiology Length Of Program (Months): 12 mos Number Of PA’s in Each Class: 2 per residency year (July — June) Contact Information PHI Education Department 95 Collier Road, Ste 2045 Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: (404) 605-5730 Fax: (404) 609-6643 Program Email: traci.gordon@piedmont.org Program Directors: Jason Lucas, PhD, PA-C Co-program Director jason.lucas@piedmont.org Amynah welji, MMSc, PA-C Co-Program Director amynah.welji@piedmont.orq Curriculum outline Core Curriculum DIDACTIC – 25% Participate in resident and preceptor driven clinical application workshops Attend Grand Rounds and M & M lectures Clinical lab instruction at Mercer PA Program Participate and present in quarterly PHI CCS Journal Club Complete written assessments and modules on cardiology and intensive care practices Serve as a resource for CCU nursing education One week CME training CLINICAL – 75% Manage Admissions and rounding on patients in Coronary Care Unit, along with providing consultative services in medical and cardiovascular surgical ICU’s Respond to overhead calls for “Code Blue” (arrests) in hospital Manage hemodynamics, ventilators, mechanical cardiac support, advanced heart failure, sepsis, and multi-system Organ failure Participate in STEMI lesponse team Participate in OR and post-surgical cardiovascular care of LVAD, ECMO, and routine open heart surgical patients Learn bedside ultrasonography and perform arterial and venous invasive catheter insertions under ultrasound guidance Understand and perform basic principles of limited bedside echocardiography as an extension of the physical exam Obtain proficiency in cardiology specific additional responsibilities associated with advanced cardiac care in order to apply for additional state privileges for licensing requirements and hospital credentialing Participate in cardiac subspecialty rotations Select and rotate up to two elective rotation(s) in cardiovascular services offered by PHI Clinical Experience 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 1 Week Orientation 3 weeks CCU Rotation 4 Weeks General Cardiology Rotation (Acute Care Service) 4 Weeks Electrophysiology Rotation 24 weeks *Extended CCU Rotation with built in Outpatient Cardiology Rotation 2 weeks of Cardiac Surgery Rotation Cardiac Cath Lab Cardiac Imaging Echo CVMRI / CVCT Stress Lab 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: Placement of central line catheters Placement of arterial lines Placement Of Swan Ganz catheters Placement of Temporary Venous Pacemakers IABP removal Bedside limited echocardiography The PA Resident may be exposed to the following technical skills and procedures during his/her training: History/physical exam Nasogastric intubation Gastric lavage Insertionfrelnoval of invasive monitoring lines Insertion ‘removal of intra-aortic balloon pumps Closure of body planes Suture surgical incisions Arterial puncture Cardiac/Thoracic: Open chest: Virgin Redo Assist with harvesting vascular conduit Insertion/removal of temporary pacing wires Didactic Experience Didactic conferences will be held at specified times throughout the program and...

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Methodist Debakey Heart And Vascular Surgery PA Residency Program – Methodist Debakey Heart And Vascular Surgery PA Re

METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART AND VASCULAR SURGERY PA RESIDENCY PROGRAM – METHODIST DEBAKEY HEART AND VASCULAR SURGERY PA REVisit Website (713) 790-2089  – Local Phone 6560 Fannin Street Suite 1842 Houston, TX 77030 The Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center/ The Methodist Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery is a world-renowned organization located in Houston, Texas, performing over 4000 surgeries each year. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was instrumental in the formation of the Methodist Hospital’s cardiovascular surgery service, performing the first successful coronary artery bypass in the early 1960’s. Program Description And History The Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center/ The Methodist Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery is a world-renowned organization located in Houston, Texas, performing over 4000 surgeries each year. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was instrumental in the formation of the Methodist Hospital’s cardiovascular surgery service, performing the first successful coronary artery bypass in the early 1960’s. In state-of- the art facilities, using some of the world’s most sophisticated technology, Methodist’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are on the leading edge of diagnosis, treatment and discovery. This tradition of innovative treatment continues today with new techniques for mitral valve repair, stenting of great vessels, robotics, off-pump coronary bypass and transplant surgery. Due to limitations on Physician resident duty hours and economics of the specialty, opportunities for Physician Assistants have increased dramatically. However, most employers require experience. The Postgraduate Cardiovascular Residency Program for Physician Assistants is a 12-month residency, offered by The Methodist Hospital in conjunction with Weill Cornell Medical College. It will provide qualified candidates the opportunity to learn and improve on their basic surgical sciences, clinical and operative skills, and in the process take advantage of the job opportunities available nationwide. Curriculum Clinical and didactic components of the program are integrated. Residents will attend lectures in Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, and Cardiac Anesthesia year round. When rotating thru ICU, more lectures will be given pertaining to the care of the patient in that setting. e.g. ventilator management, fluids and electrolytes, and inotropic/vasoactive drugs. Residents will become proficient in:   Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH) Open Heart Surgery: principles and practice of first assisting Vascular Surgery: principles and practice of first assisting Endovascular procedures: Femoral access, femoral closure techniques Basic diagnostic angiography Assisting in complex endovascular procedures Cardiovascular ICU Floor care for the cardiovascular patient Principles of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging Additional lectures available in: Thoracic Journal Club Vascular Journal Club Weekly peripheral vascular conference Weekly MDHCV lecture All Physician Assistant residents will receive the latest edition of Robert M. Bojar’s Manual of Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery as a reference. The Jesse Jones Medical library is steps away from the Hospital for additional medical books or references of journals. Length Of Program Twelve months Class Size 2 to 3 Starting Date Adjusted based on graduation date Affiliations The Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center is associated with Weill Cornell Medical College. There are existing affiliations with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston PA Program, University of North Texas PA Program, and Baylor University PA Program. At the present time, PA students from these schools have a four-week rotation in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. This is an elective rotation. Admission Process And Timetable Program entry requirements: 1.       Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited Bachelor’s or Master ‘s Degree PA Program 2.       Eligible or...

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Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Postgraduate Residency in Surgery for PAs

  Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Postgraduate Residency in Surgery for PAs (718) 920-7200  – Local Phone (718) 547-2929 – Fax 3355 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467 Established in 1971, it is the first postgraduate PA training program in the nation.  Program is dedicated to instruction of PAs in the surgical care of adult and pediatric patients presenting to the in-patient floors, emergency medicine department, critical care, out-patient office/clinics, ambulatory surgical, operating room, and trauma settings. Start date – second/third Monday of September, didactic session – clinical experience begins November 1st. Graduation is 10/31 the following year. Take – 5 applicants only Salary – based on $50K /year for 13.5 months = $55,770 Graduation bonus $5,000 Clinical Rotations Total 10 required rotations plus one month each elective/vacation. Montefiore Medical Center West Campus/Moses Division – SICU, Vascular Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, – all one month each. Montefiore Medical Center East Campus – Jack D. Weiler Hospital – Acute Care/General Surgery (1 month) Jacobi Medical Center – Trauma, SICU – one month each Wakefield Campus (North Division) – Vascular (1 month) Hutchinson Campus – ambulatory surgery (1 month) Elective Month/Vacation Month – these two months are split two weeks elective/two weeks vacation twice each year. Electives arranged by PA Resident – possibilities are: Orthopedics (Jacobi and/or Monte), Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, GU Surgery, CT Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Anesthesia, Interventional Radiology, GI Medicine/Endoscopy, repeat any prior clinical rotation in the scheduled curriculum. Contact Information Ben Philip PA-C Program Director (718) 920-9492 benphilip@montefiore.org Deanna Deluccia, PA-C Assistant Director (718) 904-2260 ddelucci@montefiore.org Program Description and History Established in 1971, it is the first postgraduate PA training program in the nation. Program is dedicated to instruction of PAs in the surgical care of adult and pediatric patients presenting to the in-patient floors, emergency medicine department, critical care, out-patient office/clinics, ambulatory surgical, operating room, and trauma settings. Curriculum Didactic session begins third Monday of August and continues to 10/31 of the same year. The Clinical rotations start 11/1 and continue to 10/31 of the following year. This is a total of 14.5 months. Didactic session encompasses lectures by surgical, medical attending physicians, staff PAs, ancillary services personnel (legal, nursing, pharmacy, etc.) centered on surgical and medical topics that are needed for the best care/management of patients during the clinical settings.  Also includes BCLS, ACLS, auditing ATOM course, suturing classes, laparoscopic skills training, weekly Surgical Grand Rounds and M&M conference and SCORE conference. There are 9 required clinical rotations each one month long with a full month of paid vacation and one elective month. Vacation and elective may be split as two weeks each for two months. The required rotations are: SICU                            –  at Jacobi Medical Center – Level One Trauma Center Trauma                       –  at Jacobi Medical Center – Level One Trauma Center SICU                             – at Montefiore Medical Center Pediatric Surgery        – at Montefiore Medical Center (CHAM) Vascular Surgery         – at Montefiore Medical Center Moses and Wakefield Campuses CT surgery                   – at Montefiore Medical Center Acute care Surgery     – at Montefiore Medical Center Weiler General Surg.  – Jack D. Weiler Hospital (one month) Ambulatory Surgery  – at Montefiore Hutchinson Campus (one month) Elective month is arranged by resident in discipline of interest – can be Plastic, GU, Ob-Gyn, Orthopedic, Endocrine, Neurologic, ENT or Breast...

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Montefiore Medical Center – Post Graduate OB-GYN Residency

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Montefiore Medical Center – Post Graduate OB-GYN Residency (718) 781-9644  – Local Phone 111 East 210 Street Bronx, NY 10467 Length of Program: 12 months Class Size: 2 Starting Date: July/August Alternate Start Date: Spring Contact Information Zeidy Flores, PA-C, Program Director zflores@montefiore.org (646) 319-5894 Program Description Montefiore Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in modern healthcare research and education. With highly competitive residency programs in all aspects of medicine, it is affiliated with one of the most prestigious medical schools in the nation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM). The Montefiore Post-Graduate Residency is a 52 week, full-time postgraduate residency program offering intensive training in obstetrics and gynecology. PA residents are trained alongside the OB/GYN physician residents and are exposed to the management of OB/GYN patients in a variety of settings and circumstances. The PA-Resident will have rotations focused on Antepartum, Labor and Delivery, and Postpartum services, along with rotations on the GYN and GYN oncology services, including ultrasound and surgical instruction. Upon completion of this residency, the PA should be competent in performing vaginal deliveries, 1st assisting in Cesarean deliveries and gynecological surgeries, and performing office-based gynecological procedures. Curriculum The didactic portion consists of daily morning rounds, weekly lectures by attending physicians, residents and PAs, monthly journal clubs, morbidity and mortality conferences, assigned readings, and self-directed learning. The clinical portion consists of trainings and experience in labor and delivery, ER consults, OR assisting, post-operative management and outpatient management. Cost and Benefits There is no fee or tuition for the program. Benefits include a stipend, malpractice insurance, medical insurance, and vacation. Housing and meals will be facilitated. Credentials Awarded Upon graduation from the residency, the physician assistant receives a Certificate of Completion of a Postgraduate OB/GYN Residency from Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Stipend Salary is $50,000 for the 52 week program. Health insurance, malpractice insurance and paid vacation are included. Requirements Graduate from ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program NCCPA certification and New York State Licensure or eligible for NYS license Completed application Proof of eligibility to work in the United States Curriculum Vitae Personal Statement Three letters of recommendation Copy of PA Program diploma/certificate Copy of current CPR certification (we can help you obtain this if you are accepted and do not have it) Copy of NY State License On-site interview Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Once your complete application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Dr. Ashlesha Dayal, Medical Director Share...

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician Assistant Postgraduate Training Program

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PROGRAM INFORMATION Nationwide Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician Assistant Postgraduate Training Program 700 Children’s Dr. Columbus, OH 43205 Phone: (614) 722-2454 Fax: (614) 722-4966 Website: www.NationwideChildrens.org/Psychiatry-PA Class Size: 2 Start Date: March Length of Program: 12 months Credentials Awarded: Certificate of completion PROGRAM CONTACTS Anna Kerlek, M.D. Program Director Phone: (614) 722-6328 Anna.Kerlek@NationwideChildrens.org PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION Nationwide Children’s Hospital is offering a new, 12-month Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician Assistant Postgraduate Program. The program is the first of its kind in the country and has been approved for provisional membership with the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs (APPAP). During the program trainees participate in didactics and supervised clinical experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Trainees are exposed to the entire continuum of mental illness and behavioral health care. Special emphasis is given to developing competency in psychiatric evaluation, medication management, inpatient psychiatric consultation, crisis intervention, outpatient psychotherapy, and community behavioral health. The program is designed to train Physician Assistants to deliver comprehensive, team-based care for children and adolescents with mental health disorders. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services is one of the largest pediatric behavioral health service lines in the United States, integrating psychiatry, psychology, community mental health and related developmental pediatric behavioral health services. The service line has 22 child/adolescent psychiatrists, 5 developmental-behavioral pediatricians, 9 advanced practice nurses, 55 psychologists, and 255 clinical social workers/professional counselors, as well as post-doctoral and graduate students, psychometricians, nurses, medical assistants, and operations staff. NCH Behavioral Health provides innovative clinical services across the continuum of care, including a state-of-the-art, 16 bed inpatient unit which opened in December 2014, a crisis stabilization observation unit, behavioral health evaluation in the emergency department, inpatient and outpatient consult-liaison services, intensive outpatient and partial hospital programs, community-based services and office-based outpatient services. CURRICULUM OVERVIEW The postgraduate program encompasses two major aspects of training; 13, four-week rotation blocks in conjunction with formal weekly didactics. Direct and indirect supervision will be provided throughout the program to prepare trainees to obtain prescriptive authority. Clinical Rotations Trainees will see a wide variety of normal development, as well as psychopathology, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical rotations may include: Inpatient 16-bed Inpatient Unit Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit Consultation-Liaison Service Outpatient Autism/Developmental Disabilities Center for Family Safety and Healing Forensics Substance Abuse School Consultation Neurology Primary Care Other specialty clinics Didactics Trainees participate in didactics alongside the first and second year child and adolescent residents. This assembly of practitioners from different educational backgrounds and varying experience levels allows for enriched educational experiences for all involved. Interviewing Normal Development & Neuroscience Child & Adolescent Psychopathology Evidence Based Treatment Pediatric Psychopharmacology Family Therapy Forensics Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Religion & Ethics School Consultation Social Welfare Special Topics in Psychiatry Readiness to Practice SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary: Trainees will receive a stipend of $60,000 for the 12-month program. Benefits: Trainees in graduate medical education programs sponsored by Nationwide Children’s are employees of the hospital and as such are eligible to receive full benefits. For more information on salary and benefits, including vacations, holidays, certifications and conference funding, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/Psychiatry-PA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Required Qualifications: Master of Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited university Active certification by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Active Ohio Association of Physician...

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

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New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center – PA Residency in Emergency MedicineView Website (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 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...

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Norwalk Hospital – Norwalk/Yale PA Surgical Residency Program

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Norwalk Hospital – Norwalk/Yale PA Surgical Residency Program Visit Website (203) 852-2189  – Local Phone (203) 852-2384 – Fax 24 Stevens Street Norwalk, CT Norwalk Length of Program 12 months Class Size        12 Application Deadline March 15 Starting Date        Mid-September Contact Information Virginia O. Hilton, PA-C Director (203) 852-2189  Ext.  – Local Phone (203) 852-2384  – Fax Phone surpares@norwalkhealth.org Program Description And History The Norwalk/Yale PA Surgical Residency is an intensive 12 month program designed exclusively for graduate Physician Assistants. It was developed jointly by the Departments of Surgery at Norwalk Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine in 1975. The program combines the strengths of both institutions to provide a diverse didactic and clinical curriculum that prepares the graduate PA to competently and confidently pursue a career as a surgical physician assistant. Its enduring focus remains in-depth education reinforced by hands-on experience. The clinical aspect is enhanced by the fact that PAs constitute the entire surgical house staff at Norwalk Hospital. Emphasis is placed on the total care of the surgical patient. Curriculum The twelve-month residency combines an ongoing didactic curriculum with clinical rotations. While at Norwalk Hospital, the comprehensive morning lecture series is reinforced by the practical realities of daily clinical responsibilities and challenges. Residents also participate in medical ethics forums; teaching rounds; Surgical Grand Rounds, M&M Conferences, and Trauma Rounds; and informal journal clubs. Nine rotations are spent on clinical services in General Surgery, Orthopedics, GU Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Thoracic and Vascular, and Surgical Intensive Care. The two lab weeks at Yale School of Medicine consist of a clinically oriented anatomy course with cadaver dissection, animal surgery lab, and lectures in anesthesiology.  Elective rotations may be chosen at Yale-New Haven Hospital. University/Institution Affiliations Norwalk Hospital is a non-profit community teaching hospital and acute care facility serving a diverse population of nearly 250,000 residents in thirteen communities. It is located in Fairfield County Connecticut, overlooking the waters of Long Island Sound. Yale School of Medicine is a major university medical center in New Haven, CT. The facilities at the School of Medicine are available to our residents throughout the year. The program combines the academic and clinical strengths of both institutions. The Norwalk/Yale Residency has a long-standing reputation of quality and excellence in its teaching program. Residents may earn NCCPA category I and II CME credit throughout the year. We are a founding member of the national Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs. Admission Requirements PAs meeting the following requirements are selected on a competitive basis: Graduate of ARC-PA accredited PA Program NCCPA certified or eligible Bachelors degree minimum Completion of written application: Application form Transcripts (PA school and all college credits) Three current, professional letters of recommendation, including one from PA program director or clinical coordinator Resume NCCPA scores (if applicable) Brief, type-written narrative – why you want to complete a PA surgical residency Application processing fee Personal interview Application Deadline March 15 Application Available On-Line www.norwalkhosp.org  (Search under Professional Resources tab / Residencies and Fellowships / PA in Surgery) Start Date Mid-September Criteria For Selection Strong interest in surgery Excellent interpersonal skills as noted in letters and personal interview Strong academic ability assessed from PA school and college records Motivation, enthusiasm, and leadership abilities Ability to integrate didactic knowledge with clinical application Strong desire to continue education Credential Awarded Upon successful completion...

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Regions Hospital – Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program

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Regions Hospital – Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program Visit Website (651) 254-6953  – Local Phone 640 Jackson Street St. Paul, MN 55101 Length of Program: 18 months Class Size: 2 Contact Information Bradley S. Hernandez, MD Medical Director PA Residency Program (651) 254-6953   Ext.  – Local Phone Bradley.S.Hernandez@HealthPartners.com Ann Verhoeven, PA-C, MMSc PA Residency Program Director (651) 254-6953  Ext.  – Local Phone Ann.R.Verhoeven@HealthPartners.com Christie Eck PA – Residency Coordinator (651) 254-6953  Ext.  – Local Phone christine.e.eck@healthpartners.com Program Description The Department of Emergency Medicine at Regions Hospital is offering a post graduate program for Physician Assistants interested in advanced training in emergency medicine. The Physician Assistant Residency Program is in collaboration with the existing Physician EM Residency Program and the departments of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, and Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Regions Hospital and local outreach partners. Regions Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center for Ramsey County and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota part of the metropolitan Twin Cities. The Emergency Department at Regions has 15,000 square feet, 54 treatment rooms, with approximately 75,000 patients seen annually. PA residents will train with experienced physician and PA staff alongside physician emergency medicine residents and students of various disciplines. Program Mission The mission of Regions Hospital Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program is to provide a post-graduate specialty training program for physician assistants that will promote excellence in emergency department patient care with a focus on critical care knowledge and procedures. PA residents will undergo intensive didactic and clinical training preparing them to be skilled partners in care delivery in emergency, acute care, and intensive care settings. Vision Statement The vision of Regions Hospital Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program is to be an educational partner in the improvement of the health of our patients and communities. Curriculum Outline Didactic: Our PA residents will be required to study the core content curriculum that is required for emergency medicine physician board certification. PA residents will participate in weekly conferences with the EM physician residents. They will be required to certify in ACLS, PALS, ATLS and/or CALS. PA residents will be participating in skills workshops, including procedure labs and simulation labs. There is opportunity for additional training in Ultrasound, EMS, Toxicology, International Emergency Medicine, and research studies. Clinical: PA Residents will devote a significant portion of their training to emergency medicine. They will have required rotations in specialty areas essential for proficiency in emergency medicine. There will be rotations to outreach hospital partners and a rural emergency department. 18 Month Clinical Rotation Schedule: 7 months   Emergency Medicine at Regions 5 weeks     SICU 5 weeks     MICU 5 weeks     Pediatric ED 8 weeks     Outreach Partner ED 4 weeks     Hospital Medicine/Cardiology 5 weeks     Orthopedics 5 weeks     Rural ED 5 weeks     Ultrasound/Anesthesiology 5 weeks     Toxicology/EMS Institutional Affiliation Health Partners Institute for Medical Education Admission Process Applicant Requirements: Degree from an ARC-PA accredited PA Program prior to matriculation into the program A Baccalaureate degree or higher Eligible for National Certification by the NCCPA. New graduates may apply who are PANCE eligible Minnesota and Wisconsin licensure or eligibility Official PA Program transcripts Three professional letters of recommendation Personal Essay Curriculum Vitae Personal Interview Application and fee$50 TimeTable: Applications accepted year round. Start dates may be flexible. Well-qualified applicants will be granted an interview, and acceptance will be on a rolling basis until...

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SJMH PA Residency in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Program Description & History The postgraduate residency program for PAs interested in Cardiothoracic Critical Care (CTCC) is offered by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor (SJMH-AA) in conjunction with IHA Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons. The program provides the graduate physician assistant with an opportunity to obtain advanced training in the critical care of cardiothoracic surgery patients. The residency program is a 12-month didactic and clinical training program for licensed, board-certified PAs who wish to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery critical care. It expands upon the basic training of the PA in diagnosis and management of conditions common to cardiothoracic surgery patients. The PA resident participates in all phases of care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient, including preoperative preparation, observing in the operating room, and all aspects of postoperative care with intense focus on the surgical intensive care unit (SICU).   Institutional Affiliation St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a 537-bed, award-winning academic teaching hospital and tertiary care center providing specialized care not typically available at community hospitals. Located near Ann Arbor, Michigan, it is one of several large teaching institutions in the suburban Detroit area, participating in the education of PA students, medical students and physician residents. SJMH-AA is a premiere center for cardiac surgery, having been designated as a 3-star program based on STS outcomes in 2014 (top decile for the country), as well as a Truven Health Analytics Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in 2015. The SICU admits approximately 700 postoperative cardiac and thoracic surgery patients each year, with a range of surgeries including coronary artery bypass (conventional and off-pump robotic revascularizations); ascending/descending aortic replacement; complex valve repair & replacement (including the Ross Procedure and robotic mitral valve repair); and complex thoracic procedures, such as esophagectomy, minimally invasive pulmonary resections, robotic excision of mediastinal masses, and advanced airway management. The high acuity and fast pace of the SICU provides current residents with a rich learning environment.  Intense training in patient management, procedural skills, and service leadership skills will be abundant. The resident will also develop administrative skills as they will attend service delivery committee and educational meetings. The program utilizes all forms of learning, ranging from textbooks, self-driven internet based didactic modules, critical care medicine webinars, monthly journal club, M&M conferences, resident quality improvement projects, and simulation-based training for procedural and code skills, including emergent bedside resternotomy for postoperative arrest in the postop cardiac surgery patient population. These innovative approaches to cardiothoracic surgery education, coupled with the advanced proficiency of the SJMH cardiothoracic surgery service, will provide an excellent foundation for PAs interested in excelling in cardiothoracic surgery critical care management. Additionally, SJMH conducts a surgical PA residency program in cardiothoracic surgery, which was approved in 1999 and has been endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.   Admission Requirements Applicants must be graduates of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program and be eligible for (or have passed) the NCCPA board exam. Residents must obtain a Michigan PA license upon acceptance into the program and undergo a pre-employment background check.  Applicant must have ACLS certification.   Curriculum The program will be 12 months in length, admitting one PA resident per year. The residents will attend 3-5 hours per week of didactic sessions, including lectures, conferences, grand rounds, lunch & learn, and journal club. Clinical training will be concurrent with the didactic...

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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – PA Residency In Cardiothoracic Surgery

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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – PA Residency In Cardiothoracic SurgeryVisit Website (734) 712-5418  – Local Phone 5325 Elliott Drive, Suite 102 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Length of Program 12 months including 2 weeks vacation Class Size 1 Resident per Class Starting Date: July – May adjust to meet PA program graduation Ending Date: June Contact Information Scott A. Rogers, PA-C Program Director (734) 712-5418  Ext.  – Local Phone scott.rogers@stjoeshealth.org Andrew Pruitt, MD Medical Director Head, Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Program Description And History The postgraduate residency program for PAs in Cardiothoracic surgery is offered by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in conjunction with Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute and Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons of Ann Arbor, P.C. The program provides the graduate physician assistant with an opportunity to obtain advanced training in cardiothoracic surgery. Established in 2001, the residency program is a 12-month didactic and clinical training program for licensed, board-certified PAs who wish to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery. It expands upon the basic training of the PA in diagnosis and management of conditions common to cardiothoracic surgery patients. The PA resident participates in all phases of care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient, including assisting in the operating room. Institutional Affiliations St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a 581-bed, award-winning academic teaching hospital and tertiary care center providing specialized care not typically available at community hospitals. Located near Ann Arbor, Michigan, it is one of several large teaching institutions in the suburban Detroit area, participating in the education of PA students, medical students and physician residents. Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons of Ann Arbor, P.C. is a private surgical practice affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute. Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute, a premier cardiovascular program affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, is a multidisciplinary collaboration between cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular medicine & surgery. Admission Requirements Applicants must be graduates of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program and be eligible for (or have passed) the NCCPA board exam. Residents must obtain a Michigan PA license upon acceptance into the program and undergo a pre-employment background check. Curriculum The didactic & clinical portions of the program are integrated. The residents attend 3-5 hours per week of didactic sessions, including lectures, conferences and grand rounds. Clinical training includes intensive care unit orientation and rotation, daily patient rounds in the ICU and step-down units, training in invasive procedures, surgical skills lab, and progressive levels of involvement in cardiac and thoracic surgical cases to the point of independent conduit harvesting, wound closure and first assisting. Residents will experience call duty with service PAs for surgical emergencies and weekend rounds with attending staff. Financial Information Salary/Stipend: $60,000 for the year Benefits: flexible benefits program including personal & family health plan, dental & vision plans, professional liability Equipment: custom-made surgical loupes, lab coats with laundry service, some text books and access to reference sources (medical library, computer/internet access) are all provided by the program Travel: interview-related expenses are the responsibility of each candidate Housing: relocation and housing costs are the responsibility of each PA resident Program Calendar Event July Start Application Deadline March 15 Interview Notification March 31 Interview Dates Last weekend of April Selection Notification Early May Commitment to Program May 15 Application Components Completed Application Form (available from Program Office or Web Site)...

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St. Luke’s University Health Network – Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Advanced Practitioner (PA/NP) Fellowship

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St. Luke’s University Health Network – Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Advanced Practitioner (PA/NP) Fellowship Visit Website 801 Ostrum St. Bethlehem, PA 18105 Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Post Graduate Fellowship for Advanced Practitioners (PA/NP) Length of Program 12 months Number of Advanced Practitioners in Each Class 4 Contact Information Julie Gutzweiler, PA-C Program Director of Emergency Medicine AP Fellowship Dana Williams, CRNP Program Director of Critical Care AP Fellowship APEMCCfellow@sluhn.org Program Description and Purpose St. Luke’s University Health Network offers a 12-month acute care advanced practitioner postgraduate fellowship with the option to select a track in emergency medicine or critical care. Six core clinical rotations are the mainstay of the fellowship; blended with specialization in one of the two tracks, allowing fellows to enhance their educational experience. St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Advanced Practitioner Fellowship has evolved since it’s inception in 2007 to meet the growing needs of Advanced Practitioners and the evolving opportunities in health care. This multidisciplinary acute care training program is actively seeking individuals who have completed a board certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner program. St. Luke’s University Health Network provides fellows the opportunity to acquire extensive experience and work alongside a diverse and active faculty that is committed to education. Dedicated faculty delivers a comprehensive approach to patient care in a complex environment. The magnitude of clinical experiences in this multidisciplinary program provides incomparable learning opportunities for the fellows. Curriculum Outline Didactic Experience Traditional lectures Grand rounds Emergency medicine, critical care and trauma journal clubs Attending physician rounds Simulation labs Critical care learning modules Procedure labs   Clinical Experience The clinical experience consists of six core rotations: two in medical critical care, two in surgical critical care, one in trauma, and one in emergency medicine. Those selecting the emergency medicine track will complete five additional months of emergency medicine and two weeks each in cardiothoracic and neuro critical care. Fellows in the critical care track will complete an additional two months of surgical critical care, one additional month of medical critical care, one additional month of trauma, and one month each of neuro critical care and cardiothoracic critical care rotations.   Core Rotation Time Medical Critical Care 2 months Surgical Critical Care 2 months Emergency Medicine 1 months Trauma 1 month   Critical Care Track Rotation Time Core Rotations plus: Medical Critical Care 1 month Surgical Critical Care 2 months Neuro Critical Care 1 month Cardiothoracic Critical Care 1 month Trauma 1 month   Emergency Medicine Track Rotation Time Core Rotations plus: Emergency Medicine 5 months Neuro Critical Care 2 weeks Cardiothoracic Critical Care 2 week Admissions Criteria   Complete online application at: www.sluhn.org/jobs Search for advanced practice fellow  You will need to upload: – Personal Statement – Curriculum Vitae – Unofficial Transcripts   Prior to interview process you will need to provide: – Two to three letters of recommendation (if applicant has graduated within the past year, one of the letters must come from the applicant’s program director/ clinical coordinator). Letters should be in a sealed envelope on official letterhead (if possible) with the author’s signature across the seal. – Official copy of PA/NP school transcripts – unopened – Proof of BLS and ACLS. PALS preferred, not required   Application Deadline March 30th Fellowship starts annually in October Credentials Awarded After fulfilling the requirements of...

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Staten Island University Hospital Physician Assistant Post Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

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Staten Island University Hospital Physician Assistant Post Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine –Visit Website (718) 226-1492  – Local Phone 475 Sea View Ave Staten Island , NY 10305 Length of Program: 24 months Class Size:  4 Per Year Starting Date: July Application Components: Letter of intent and current CV Timetable: Accepting applications January of each Calendar year Contact Information Bartholomew Cambria, P.A.-C Director of Clinical Operations Director of Post Graduate PA Education Lead P.A.,Department Of Emergency Medicine Staten Island University Hospital Office: 718 226-1492 Spectra: 718 226-5739 Mobile: 917 584-0168 Email: bcambria@northwell.edu Program Description And History The core curriculum is patterned after the SIUH Emergency Medicine Physician Residency Program and follows the 2007 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship at SIUH will enhance the medical knowledge and clinical skills of PAs in the field of emergency medicine through various focused educational activities.  EM PA fellows will receive 5 hours of didactic conferences each week, specialty procedure labs, emergency ultrasound training, emergency medicine research opportunities as well as ACLS, PALS and ATLS certification. The SIUH Emergency Department is committed to providing the Staten Island community with fast and quality emergency care. Staten Island University Hospital has two 911-receiving Emergency Departments staffed by healthcare workers specifically trained in emergency care. The North Site is a designated Adult and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center, Stroke Center Designation, Cardiac Catheterization Center and Regional Burn Center. The Staten Island University Hospital Emergency Department is committed to emergency medicine education. We have been training Physician Assistants as a major learning site for Wagner College PA Program for more than 10 years. Our PA staff comprised of 25 Physician Assistants, as well as our Core Physician Faculty is acutely aware of the skills required for a successful PA career in Emergency Medicine. The EM PA fellowship will mirror our national accredited EM Physician Residency Program. Participating PA fellows will join our EM physician residents and will receive not only the highest educational standards but will receive the communication and team work skills to be motivated and knowledgeable emergency medicine physician assistants. Curriculum The core curriculum is patterned after the SIUH Emergency Medicine Physician Residency Program and follows the 2007 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant fellowship at SIUH will enhance the medical knowledge and clinical skills of PAs in the field of emergency medicine through various focused educational activities.  EM PA fellows will receive 5 hours of didactic conferences each week, specialty procedure labs, emergency ultrasound training, emergency medicine research opportunities as well as ACLS, PALS and ATLS certification. Clinical Rotations are at both North and South Site campuses LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 24 months CLASS SIZE:  4 Per Year STARTING DATE: July MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Brahim Ardolic PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Bartholomew Cambria, PA-C Affiliations Founded in 1861, Staten Island University Hospital today is a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and enjoys numerous academic and clinical affiliations and accreditations. Our Emergency Department is committed to providing the Staten Island community with fast and quality emergency care. Staten Island University Hospital North and South sites have two 911-receiving Emergency Departments, staffed by healthcare workers specifically trained in emergency care. The North Site is a designated Adult and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. Admission Process And Timetable The Emergency Medicine PA Residency is a 24-month postgraduate...

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Team Health EMAPC Fellowship – Emergency Medicine

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Team Health EMAPC Fellowship – EMERGENCY MEDICINE (405) 237-7500  – Local Phone (405) 237-7512 – Fax Deborah_Reed@teamhealth.com 2900 S. Telephone Rd Suite 250 Moore OK 73160 Length of Program (Months): 12 Number of PA’s in Each Class: 2-3 every 6 months Program History / Description The EMAPC fellowship was created by Morningstar Emergency Physicians of Team Health in 2013 for physician assistants and nurse practitioners in response to a need for improved utilization of advanced practice clinicians (APC) in the delivery of high quality, competent, cost-effective emergency medical care as well as a streamlined pathway to professional advancement.  The EMAPC fellowship is a 12 month, intense program that provides clinical and didactic training that parallels the current emergency physician residency program.  The curriculum is modeled from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACEOP), and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) specific goals and educational objectives for emergency medicine (EM) residency programs.   The EMAPC fellowship maintains membership with the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs (APPAP) and follows the standards set forth by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Mission Statement The mission of the EMAPC fellowship is to provide a post-graduate specialty training program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners in a dynamic environment that promotes excellence in emergency medicine patient care.  The intensive didactic and clinical training will prepare the APC to be a skilled partner in the delivery of quality, competent acute and emergency patient care. Curriculum Didactic The EMAPC fellows will participate in 5 hours of weekly lectures along with the EM physician residents at Integris SWMC and will include topics specific to APC practice.  Stroke Grand Rounds is presented once monthly by attending neurologist. Grand Round Conference enlists EMAPC fellows to present interesting cases including a lecture of the differential, disease process identified and treatment rendered.  The fellow will also participate in the EM Residency Journal Club meeting the second Wednesday of each month. All fellows will be provided education/certification in Basic Arrhythmia, EKG interpretation, ACLS, PALS, ATLS, and the Chamberlain Emergency Skills Workshop.  Curriculum to be based from “Disease and Disorder List.” (see appendix A) Clinical EMAPC fellows will have the majority of their training in the emergency department at the Norman Regional Hospital (NRC) system which includes Norman Regional Hospital, the Healthplex, and Moore Medical Center (MMC) under the supervision of a board certified/ board eligible  (BE/BC) emergency physician as well as practicing APCs.  The fellow will work 15 shifts monthly including five “flow shifts” per month in the fast-track at MMC treating less acute patients with higher patient volumes under the supervision of a BE/BC emergency physician.  Additional rotations will be provided in orthopedics, radiology, anesthesia, trauma,  as well as pre-hospital care with EMS service. The fellow will be instructed and supervised by a BC/BE physician or APC in all aspects of skills related to the performance of emergency medical procedures.  Procedure and patient logs are to be maintained by the fellow.  Core procedures and skills are listed in Appendix B. Financial Information Compensations and benefits provided by Morningstar Emergency Physicians of Team Health, Mid-America $45,000 stipend annually Benefits to include malpractice, medical and dental insurance CME – 61 hours provided in included courses Required out of pocket...

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Texas Children’s Hospital Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship

Texas Children’s Hospital Surgical Physician Assistant Fellowship Program provides advanced pediatric surgical training to physician assistants. It is the first of its kind in the country to offer a 12-month didactic and clinical pediatric training program. Our fellowship ensures a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties, and to become a leader in all areas of pediatric surgery. Surgical subspecialties include:  congenital heart surgery, general pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma, urology, and an innovative new addition, surgical hospitalist. The one-year program includes 10 months of clinical pediatric surgical subspecialty experience and one month of basic laboratory research.  Each participating fellow then elects one surgical division to focus on during the final month of the program. Training will be provided in clinics, on the surgical floors and in the operating room and will involve pre-, intra- and post-operative care. The program is led by Dr. Larry Hollier, Chief of Plastic Surgery, Ryan Krasnosky, PA-C, Fellowship Program Director and Director of Surgical Advanced Practice Providers, Kristen Daniels, PA-C, Academic Program Director and Jordan McAndrews (jlmcandr@texaschildrens.org), Project Manager. Minimum qualifications To qualify for the Physician Assistant Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, you must have: Graduated from a PA Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) prior to matriculation into the program. Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. Current PA license from the Texas Board of Medicine and certified from the NCCPA National Certification by the NCCPA. New graduates may receive acceptance into the program, pending successful completion of the PANCE. Current Curriculum Vitae. Additional Requirements: Completed application. Personal statement that focuses on your interest in the program and overall career goals. One professional recommendation letter. Fellowship and application details Length of program: 12 Months Program size: 6 Fellows Program start date: January 16, 2017 Application Deadline: October 6, 2016 Interviews: August 5, 2016 & October 7, 2016 Apply here. Fellowship goals Acquire knowledge of all pediatric subspecialties within Texas Children’s Hospital to allow for diagnosis, treatment and management of the pediatric population. Strengthen physical assessment skills essential for the care of the pediatric and adolescent surgical patient. Develop baseline understanding of potential complications related to the diagnosis and treatment of specific surgical diagnoses. Develop skills in performing invasive procedures. Provide opportunities to explore the physician assistant professional role. Experience the physician assistant collaborative role among MD’s and PA’s within Texas Children’s Hospital. Integrate a knowledge base necessary to educate patients and families. Provide fundamental knowledge on the physician assistant first-assist role within the operating room. Curriculum Didactic curriculum Structured to provide the PA with a solid foundation of fundamental knowledge in which to develop and hone clinical acumen in the care of the surgical patient, the didactic curriculum will combine live lectures and conferences with reading assignments, PowerPoint presentations and written articles on selected topics, and monthly classes in the simulation center. The content is vast, encompassing topics in physiology and pathophysiology, surgery, critical care management and advanced surgical techniques associated with the treatment of department-specific disease processes. Clinical curriculum Developed to work in concert with the didactic portion, the clinical curriculum features strategically formulated OR days, inpatient rounds and division-specific surgical procedures. The PA fellow will be expected to perform daily rounds,...

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Postgraduate PA Fellowship Program in Oncology

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Postgraduate PA Fellowship Program in Oncology (713) 745–0440 – Local Phone PO Box 301407 – Unit 1727 Houston, TX 77230-1407 Length of Program 12 months Class Size 1-2 Starting Date: Fall Alternate Start Date: Spring Application Materials Deadline: March 15 Interviews: May Notification of Acceptance: May/June Program Start Date: Fall Alternate start date: Spring Contact Information Maura Polansky (713) 745 – 0440 – Local Phone (713) 745 – 7199 – Fax Phone paponc@mdanderson.org Program Description and History The Postgraduate Oncology Program offered by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) is dedicated to enhancing the use of Physician Assistants in the field of cancer care. This 12- month clinical program is designed to prepare PAs for a career in medical, surgical and radiation oncology. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to adult oncology through hands-on training and supportive supervision. This comprehensive fellowship combines basic academic, technical and judgmental skills into a framework necessary for conducting effective cancer management. The Postgraduate Physician Assistant Program in Oncology has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. Mission To develop the next generation of adult oncology clinicians with the skills necessary to provide outstanding patient care by training PA fellows in multidisciplinary settings with practical hands on training and supportive supervised practice. Curriculum DIDACTIC: The didactic component of the curriculum consists of lectures, multidisciplinary conferences and institutional Grand Rounds. By working at a premier oncology research institution, participants will have the opportunity to become involved in research. At the end of the year, each PA will prepare a manuscript suitable for publication on a relevant oncology topic. CLINICAL: Throughout the year, PA’s will rotate through more than 12 disciplines receiving hands on training in a variety of settings including, outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, operating rooms and the emergency center. PAs will become an integral part of the health care team, under the supervision of attending physicians, and gain the confidence and skills required to become a successful oncologic PA. PA Fellows will have the opportunity to gain skills in indirect laryngoscopy, various surgical procedures, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy interpretation, management and care of indwelling catheters, administration of chemotherapeutic agents, and management of immunocompromised patients. They will also gain experience in correlating the clinical evaluation of the patient with radiologic, laboratory, and pathologic findings. University and Institutional Affiliations The UTMDACC is one of the world’s leading comprehensive cancer centers and one of 52 medical institutions located in the Texas Medical Center. MDACC has 607 patient beds, 32 operating rooms and over 1,000 medical and surgical faculty. Guided by the mission of excellence in patient care, research, education and prevention, over 800,000 patients have received care at MDACC since 1944. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a component of The University of Texas System. There are nine academic campuses, six health complexes, four medical schools, two dental schools and seven nursing schools. UTMDACC has employed PAs for greater than 25 years and has a strong history in PA education. Nearly 300 staff PAs provide care to patients in a wide variety of disciplines, including radiation, medical and surgical oncology. Application Deadline All applications and supporting documents must be received between December 1 and March 15. Interviews held in May. Application Fee No cost. Eligibility Requirements Student or graduate in good...

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UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency

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  UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program Information UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency 155 N. Fresno Street Fresno, CA 93701 (559) 499-6440 Fax: (559) 499-6441 em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/em/pa/   Contact Information Fred Wu, PA-C, MHS Program Director em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu   Program Description Founded in 2015 at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California; the residency will begin its first class June 27, 2016. Affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, we offer an 18-month postgraduate residency that will accept two emergency medicine PA (EMPA) residents per year. Graduates who successfully complete the residency will receive a certificate of completion from UCSF. Our curriculum is based on the Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Postgraduate Training Program Standards. These standards have been set by SEMPA, the national organization representing EMPAs. EMPA residents will learn and work alongside physician residents during their clinical and didactic training. The program will feature a strong emphasis on clinical teaching and hands-on training. The purpose of the PA emergency medicine residency is to provide extensive emergency medicine patient management skills that would propel graduates into successful future careers in both academic and private practice settings. Approximately 300 physician residents and fellows are currently obtaining postgraduate training on the UCSF Fresno campus.  There are nearly 200 full time faculty members representing all specialties, and a local UCSF Associate Dean.  The emergency medicine residency has an established 40+ year history of training emergency physicians. EMPA residents will be supervised throughout their training. The UCSF Fresno Medical Education and Research Center has excellent resources including office space, a library, an auditorium and multiple conference rooms with full audiovisual support, a clinical research center, and a simulation lab. Community Regional Medical Center’s new, state-of-the-art emergency department serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of over 110,000.   Curriculum Outline The emergency medicine curriculum is an 18-month program based on the Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, and the SEMPA Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Postgraduate Training Program Standards.  The curriculum is designed to prepare the physician assistant for a variety of practice settings and a wide spectrum of patients. Clinical rotations are selected to expose the EMPA resident to a broad variety of patients, faculty, procedures, and clinical presentations. Furthermore, the successful graduate should be prepared to sit for the Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) exam offered through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Emergency Medicine: 10 months Pediatric Emergency Medicine: 1 month Trauma: 1 month Critical Care: 1 month Burn: 2 weeks Radiology/Emergency Ultrasound: 2 weeks Toxicology: 2 weeks Anesthesia: 2 weeks EKG/EMS: 2 weeks Orthopedic/Dermatology/OMFS/Ophthalmology: 1 month Orientation: 1 week SEMPA Conference: 1 week Vacation: 4 weeks   Resuscitation courses such as BLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS Weekly Emergency Medicine conference (8a-1p Thursday) Simulation lab at UCSF Fresno Monthly Emergency Medicine Journal Club SEMPA 360, SEMPA’s annual educational conference Scholarly project   Program Duration 18 months   Salary Annual salary: $60,000; Total 18-month salary: $90,000   Program Start Date Late June but we will be offering rolling admissions into the Fall for accepted applicants who have a later graduation date. Class Size 2 residents per class Academic Affiliation...

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UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery PA Residency Program

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The UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery PA Residency Program is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.  We offer a 13 month post graduate program for 2 PA orthopedic surgery residents per year.  Graduates who successfully complete the residency will receive a certificate of completion from UCSF. Orthopaedic Surgery PA residents will learn and work alongside physician residents during their clinical and didactic training. The program will feature a strong emphasis on clinical teaching, surgical skills and hands-on learning. The goal of our PA residency is to provide extensive orthopaedic surgery patient management skills that will help propel graduates into successful future careers in both academic and private practice settings. UCSF Fresno recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with the opening of a center for medical education and research. This thirty million dollar facility is an indicator of the support from the University of California. This new state-of-the-art facility located on the Community Regional Medical Center campus has a library, an auditorium and multiple conference rooms with full audiovisual support, a clinical research center, and a simulation lab. CRMC campus also includes a 641 bed Level 1 Trauma Center, medical office buildings, outpatient clinics, and a brand new workout facility. Approximately 300 residents and fellows are currently obtaining postgraduate training on the UCSF Fresno campus.  There are nearly 200 full time faculty members representing all specialties. The CRMC emergency department has over 110,000 patient visits per year, making it one of the busiest in the state. The sister facility, 208 bed Clovis Community Medical Center, has approximately 50,000 annual ED patient visits.     CURRICULUM The orthopaedic surgery PA residency curriculum will entail a full-time 13 month program consisting of an intensive didactic portion and structured clinical rotation experience within the various subspecialties of orthopaedics. Amongst other things, residents will receive training in the use of electronic medical records (EMR), emergency management of the orthopaedic trauma patients, operating room set-up and procedures, surgical assisting skills, inpatient and ambulatory patient care. PA residents will be working side-by-side with faculty, experienced orthopaedic Physician Assistants and orthopedic surgery residents. The graduate is expected to be a proficient first-assistant in the operating room and will have extensive experience in the triage, evaluation and management of both inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic conditions in the various subspecialties of trauma, joint reconstruction, hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, spine, foot and ankle. Curriculum: Orthopedic summer boot-camp: Documentation, common ER calls, pain management, splinting, casting, skeletal traction, pre-op planning, OR table set-up Orthopaedic sub-specialty lectures: Hand & upper extremity, foot & ankle, trauma, tumor, sports, spine, joint reconstruction, pediatric orthopaedics, morbidity & mortality conferences, journal club Weekly Conferences: Monday: Hand Conference (Every other Monday) Tuesday: Fracture Conference Wednesday: Arthroplasty Conference (Every other Wednesday) Friday: Grand Rounds Clinical Rotations: 2 months equivalent: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery / Spine 2 months equivalent: Hand and Upper Extremity 2 months equivalent: Adult Reconstructive Surgery / Sports 6 months equivalent: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery   Cognitive and procedural experiences will include (but not limited to): Proficiency in focused musculoskeletal history & physical exam X-ray / CT / MRI imaging indications for ordering & interpretation Casting and splinting techniques Joint and tendon injections Joint aspirations Abscess / infection drainage and management Wound evaluation and management Fracture/ dislocation reduction techniques...

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University of Florida PA Surgical Residency Program

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: PA SURGICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM The PA Surgical Residency Program is an intensive 12-month program, available to four residents per year, administered by the UF Department of Surgery. Clinical duties are performed at UF Health Shands Hospital. UF is unique in that we are the first postgraduate PA Surgical Residency Program in the southeast region of the US. We are a high volume tertiary care referral center with exposure to a complex patient population and a very wide breadth of pathology. Our educational infrastructure and state of the art facilities makes us confident that we will be able to mentor and nurture physician assistants to be fully capable of taking care of the most complex surgical patients. OUR AIM: Our program provides an educational and nurturing environment to educate and enable physician assistants in providing care for the most complex surgical patients. We aim to help physician assistants develop keen judgment and technical abilities in different aspects of surgery, thus increasing their confidence in their chosen specialty. Additionally, PA residents will obtain clinical and didactic knowledge that would take years of on-the- job training to obtain thus opening avenues of more professional opportunities to them with increasing autonomy and responsibility. OUR MISSION: Our program is dedicated to innovation and the future of medicine by creating proficient and dedicated physician assistants capable of administering exceptional patient care in the surgical environment at a high volume tertiary care referral center. CURRICULUM: Clinical Rotations: Residents will rotate on the following clinical services: General Surgery – 6 weeks Transplant Surgery – 6 weeks Acute Care Surgery – 6 weeks Critical Care Surgery – 6 weeks Cardiothoracic Surgery – 6 weeks Vascular Surgery – 6 weeks Pediatric Surgery – 6 weeks Elective Rotation (may choose from Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, ENT, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery or any of the above) – 6 weeks Simulation Lab Sessions: Residents will participate in monthly simulation activities, such as: Introduction to surgical instruments and knot tying Wound V.A.C. placement Suture Lab CVL (Central Venous Line) placement FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) examination Ortho Casting and splinting workshop ACLS Code protocols with simulation Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy workshop Laparoscopic anastomosis workshop Wet lab (porcine model) Robotic Surgery Simulation Lab and hands on training Didactic Sessions: Every PA surgical resident will attend a weekly structured interactive didactic session (101) that introduces the residents to all aspects of General Surgery over the year. In addition, service specific educational and preoperative didactic conferences are also conducted during their clinical rotations. Certification: Every PA surgical resident will be provided ATLS / ACLS certification upon completion of their PA residency. Each resident will be provided: One surgical textbook One suture kit Two lab coats Access to SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education) curriculum PA surgical residency manual A designated PA mentor during the year Stipend is equivalent to a PGY1 Surgery Resident Salary with health and malpractice insurance coverage For further details, please contact: Atif Iqbal, MD, FACS Assistant Professor Program Director, UF PA Surgical Residency Department of Surgery University of Florida College of Medicine PO Box 100109 Gainesville, FL 32610-0287 Email:  atif.iqbal@surgery.ufl.edu Office: (352)-265- 0761 Fax: (352)-265- 1060 For more information, please refer to our website below: http://surgery.med.ufl.edu/education/pa-surgical- residency/program-information/ Share...

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University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine – PA Residency in Psychiatry

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University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine – PA Residency in Psychiatryvisit website UI Department of Psychiatry 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242 University of Iowa – PA Residency in Psychiatry Located:  Iowa City, IA Application Due Date:  April 30 Start Date:  July Stipend:  “Stipend” Certificate Awarded: “Certificate” Class Size:  1-2 Duration: 12 Months Contact Information Michael Flaum, MD Director, Iowa Consortium for Mental Health University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Psychiatry Research / MEB Tel 319-353-4340 don-stjohn@uiowa.edu Program History and Description Started in 2006 by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the program is designed to prepare PA’s for careers in psychiatry. The impetus for the program was the psychiatric workforce shortage in the state of Iowa, and it is partially funded by the Iowa Legislature. Thus, applicants who are intending to practice in Iowa will be prioritized. Length One year (52 weeks). Our preferred time period coincides with the July-June medical academic year, but dates are flexible for qualified applicants coming directly from PA programs with graduation times incompatible with the medical academic year. *Note: Applicant should have current Iowa license or be in process of obtaining an Iowa license prior to commencement of the training program. Training PA fellows will rotate along with psychiatry residents through various inpatient and outpatient services. While the curriculum can be individually structured to some extent, it has typically consisted of: Inpatient rotations (total of 5 months) 1 month in inpatient psychotic disorders unit 1 month in inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit 1 month in inpatient mood disorders unit 1 month in inpatient child psychiatry unit 1 month in dual diagnosis (substance abuse and mental health) partial hospital program Outpatient rotations: (total of 7 months) Adult outpatient clinic (3 days / week) Child outpatient clinic (1 day / week) Telepsychiatry and outreach clinics (1 day/week) Duty Hours Typically 5 days / week, limited to 50 hours total. Instruction The program requires participation in weekly Anesthesia Grand Rounds, Critical Care Core Curriculum lectures and other lectures specific to ICU care. The Critical Care faculty arranges daily bedside teaching rounds with the cases presented by the house staff. Bedside rounds permit one-on-one patient focused care and learning, including procedural skills and topic oriented discussions. Supervision Physician Assistants practice in accordance with all applicable JACHO, state, federal, and municipal regulations, and in accordance with preexisting OHSU policy. Their clinical activities are conducted under the active Iowa license of a physician approved by the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners to supervise Physician Assistants. PA supervision shall be conducted as mandated by the OBME. Call It is our firm belief that night call is a vital component of critical care training. Fellows are expected to take night calls after an appropriate orientation period. Post-call days are off, and call is limited to no more than four overnight calls per month. Evaluation Daily evaluations by CC faculty during rounds, presentations, conference participation, procedures, patient, family & staff interactions. In addition, a formal end-of-year evaluation will be held. Entry Requirements Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited PA program Have passed, or be eligible to take, the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) Licensed to practice as a PA in Oregon (Prior to Start Date) Completion of all application requirements Cover Letter / Letter of Interest...

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University of Kentucky – University of Kentucky PA Residency in Neonatology

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University of Kentucky – University of Kentucky PA Residency in Neonatology (859) 323-0100 – Local Phone (859) 257-9052 – Fax 800 Rose Street MS 477 Lexington, KY 40536 The PA Post-graduate Residency in Neonatology at University of Kentucky is an intensive 12 month training program for PA graduates who wish to subspecialize in Neonatology. The program will foster the development of cognitive and technical skills necessary for sound medical judgment and prepare the PA for major responsibility in the care of both well-babies and sick term or preterm newborns. Contact Information Tria B. Kinnard, PA-C Director, PA Post-Graduate Residency in Neonatology (859) 323-0100 Ext. – Local Phone (859) 257-9052 – Fax Phone tbkinn0@email.uky.edu   Description Our mission is to train certified Physician Assistants to have the knowledge, procedural skills, and confidence to provide exceptional medical care to patients in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The residency is an intensive 12 month training program and takes 2-3 PAs per year. We have been preparing PAs for a career in Neonatology since 2005, and 100% of our graduates have been employed in a NICU upon completion of the program. Curriculum Didactic The didactic curriculum begins with a two week block of lectures given by NICU Attendings, NICU Advanced Practice Providers & Pediatric Sub-Specialty Attendings, to provide a solid foundation in neonatal physiology & pathophysiology.  Weekly educational opportunities throughout the year including: neonatal grand rounds, pediatric grand rounds, neonatal journal club, fetal-infant mortality conference, maternal-fetal medicine conference, and pathology conference. Clinical The clinical portion of the residency consists of the following rotations: NICU (9 months) Pediatric surgery (2 weeks) Pediatric radiology (2 weeks) Pediatric cardiology (2 weeks) Maternal-fetal medicine (2 weeks) Newborn nursery (2 weeks) Nursing rotation (1 week) And the following procedural skills: Endotracheal intubation Lumbar puncture Umbilical line placement Chest tube placement Thoracentesis Ventricular reservoir tap Peripheral arterial line placement Neonatal resuscitation The resident will also be required to take in-house night call, 5 days per month. Facility The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is a 70 bed, level IV facility that provides care to critically ill newborns from all across Central & Eastern Kentucky. With over 800 infants admitted each year for medical and/or surgical reasons, & approximately 100 of those infants weighing less than 1000 grams, the KCH NICU cares for all neonates from the simplest to the most complex. Services provided include conventional and high-frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pre- and post-operative surgical care. KCH also has many pediatric sub-specialties available for consultation including: cardiology, pulmonology, infectious disease, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, ophthalmology, nephrology & endocrinology. Application Information Prerequisites The applicant must be a graduate of, or currently a second year student in, an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant Program. The applicant must have passed, or be eligible for, the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. Application requirements Completed application form (contact Program Director for application packet) Transcripts from all colleges & the PA school you attended (official & sealed) CV 3 letters of recommendation (1 of which must be from your PA Program Director) Official NCCPA exam scores (if certified) 1 page typewritten personal statement describing why you wish to seek further training in Neonatal Intensive Care. Application Information The program has an application deadline of May 15th, with start dates in October and takes 2-3 PAs per year.  Please see our website for...

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University of Missouri – Post-graduate Acute Care PA Residency

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University of Missouri – Post-graduate Acute Care PA Residency (573) 884-9066  – Local Phone University Hospital and Clinics One Hospital Drive. MA421 Health Sciences Center, DC043.00 Columbia, MO 65212 Length of Program: 15 months Class Size: 2 Starting Date: July 1 Ending Date: December 31 Contact Information Eric Johnson, PAC Programs Director University of Missouri Postgraduate Physician Assistant Residency Programs University Hospital and Clinics One Hospital Drive. MA421 Health Sciences Center, DC043.00 Columbia, MO 65212 johnsoneric@health.missouri.edu (573) 884-9066 Cell: (573) 881-5675 Program Description Columbia, Missouri is the home of the University of Missouri. Located midway between Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. The city boasts affordable housing, a moderate cost of living, diverse cultural and economic opportunities and excellent public schools. Most people who live in this college town of approximately 100,000 residents consider it the best of two worlds — small town convenience and warmth with big-city sophistication and amenities. Columbia offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including museums, theater, concerts and MU sports. More than 3,000 acres of state park lands are located within 10 miles of Columbia. The city itself includes more than 40 public parks and two state parks, including the MKT Trail—an urban running, walking and cycling trail that connects to Katy Trail State Park. University Hospital, part of the University of Missouri Health System in Columbia, Missouri is offering an intense and rewarding post-graduate residency for physician assistants in acute care medicine. The physician assistant residency program is a collaboration among University Hospital, the MU School of Medicine and its departments of emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery, and the MU School of Health Professions. Physician assistants in the University Hospital residency program will work with and under the supervision of emergency medicine, surgical and critical care physician assistants and physicians. Curriculum Rotations will include experience in the Emergency Department, Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, intensive care units, and medical and surgical inpatient floors. Each rotation will offer a unique perspective and approach to caring for critically injured and seriously ill patients, including experience in performing emergent interventions. The residency program will provide world-class training in general and specialty adult medicine for hospital-based physician assistants. The duration of the program is 15 months. During that time, residents will rotate through the hospital’s multiple intensive care units including the George David Peak Memorial Burn and Wound Center and surgical and medical ICUs. Residents also will rotate through the Emergency Department, anesthesia, and surgical and medical inpatient services. Residents will be trained to monitor, diagnose and treat critically ill patients. They also will receive procedural training within those subspecialties, including central lines, arterial lines, intubations, chest tube placement, thoracentesis and paracentesis. Residents receive hands-on experience through classes in the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center in preparation for performing supervised bedside interventions. In addition to receiving classroom and clinical experience, residents are expected to attend and participate in grand rounds, journal club departmental lectures, conferences and lectures by guest speakers. The experience will prepare residents for successful careers as physician assistants in critical care and hospitalist medicine. After graduating from the program, residents will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Missouri as a...

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University of Missouri Postgraduate Emergency Medicine PA Residency

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI POSTGRADUATE EMERGENCY MEDICINE PA RESIDENCY Department of Emergency Medicine M562 University Hospital and Clinics DCO29.1 Columbia, MO 65212 573-884-4400 Length of program 13 months Class size  2 Starting date  Mid June Ending date July 31 the following year     CONTACT INFORMATION Terry Carlisle, PAC, MPAS Program Director, EMPA Residency Department of Emergency Medicine  M562 University Hospital DCO29.1 Columbia, MO 65212  carlislet@health.missouri.edu           573-884-4400   Michelle Seithel, PAC, MPAS Associate Program Director/ Clinical Coordinator EMPA residency seithelm@health.missouri.edu   Matt Robinson, MD, FACEP Medical Director   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The University of Missouri Health Care System in Columbia, MO is offering an intense and rewarding post graduate residency for PAs in Emergency Medicine. The residency is a collaboration among University Hospital, Women’s and Children’s hospital, the school of medicine. Program begins in Mid-June with orientation- lectures, SIM labs, BLS, PALS, ACLS and ATLS option. Training will be along with the physician emergency medicine residents. The EMPA residents will work with and under the supervision of emergency medicine faculty attending physicians and emergency medicine physician assistants. Off service rotations supervision will be under the faculty attending physicians and physician assistants in that specialty. CURRICULUM Rotations will include experience in the Emergency Department, Women’s and Children’s emergency department, internal medicine wards, trauma surgery/surgical intensive care unit , anesthesia, radiology, ophthalmology, OB, EKG labs, orthopaedics. PA residents will be trained to diagnose, treat and monitor critically ill and injured patients. Hands on experience with central lines, arterial lines, intubations, lumbar puncture, bedside ultrasound, reductions, laceration repair. Weekly didactic schedule with emergency medicine lectures every Thursday and additional lectures for the EMPA residents. SIM lab is utilized to not only learn procedure skills but mock patient scenarios in a learning environment. Monthly journal club meetings are presented by attending physicians and emergency medicine residents which discuss the most current and evidence based medicine. There are opportunities for research and publications. Upon completion of the program the EMPA resident will be well prepared for a successful and rewarding career in emergency medicine in various emergency medicine setting academic, community, pediatric, etc. A certificate of completion from the University of Missouri School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine will be awarded after successful graduation from the program. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Physician assistants must be NCCPA certified or eligible and must be able to obtain and maintain a Missouri Physician Assistant license, and University of Missouri Hospital credentials as a Physician Assistant. Completed application, $45 application fee and if chosen a personal onsite interview. Application can be found at the University of Missouri Department of Emergency medicine web site medicine.missouri.edu/emergency/residency.html FINANCIAL INFORMATION EMPA residents will receive a salary of $56,000/yr and all University of Missouri employee benefits including medical insurance, paid time off. Share...

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UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program – Surgery

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UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program – Surgery Forbes Tower, Suite 9048 200 Lothrop St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 12 months CLASS SIZE: 2 STARTING DATE: September Contact Information Amy L. Haller, PA-C Program Director halleral@upmc.edu Raquel Forsythe, MD Medical Director Program Description and History The UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Residency Program is dedicated to advancing UPMC as the premier educational setting for producing excellence in care of the surgical patient through an innovative clinical curriculum specifically tailored to prepare the physician assistant and nurse practitioner to practice in an evolving and increasingly complex health care market. The UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Residency Program Goal is to cultivate a mastery of surgical fundamentals including assisting at surgery, bedside procedure performance, and principles of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care across all surgical settings. Curriculum Residents begin with a 4 week formally structured didactic curriculum including laparoscopic training lab, cadaver lab, ATLS, suturing and knot tying, line insertion course and Fundamentals of Surgery Lecture Series given by top UPMC doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. The didactic portion is followed by eight clinical, hands on, surgical rotations on the following services:  Trauma/Acute Care Surgery, Surgical ICU, Vascular, Cardiac, Thoracic, Plastics, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Orthopaedics. Length of Program 12 months Class Size 2 persons Starting Date September Affiliations University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Admissions Process Once complete application packet received is reviewed, if deemed an appropriate candidate a short online screening through UPMC HR is completed, then eligible for an interview. After all interviews completed the panel consisting of: Director of UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers, Program Director, Medical, Director, Educational Director, and Department of Surgery Division Administrator will select  whom to make offers, and then UPMC HR will contact prospective residents. Once offer accepted the credentialing process starts immediately. Timetable See below Application Components Submit by email to program director: halleral@upmc.edu. Curriculum Vitae, letter of interest, and 3 letters of recommendation (one must be from program director or clinical coordinator. Apply to UPMC online and complete HR screening Mail to UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers copies of the following: ACLS, CPR, and Pennsylvania Act 33, 34, and 73 clearances, official NP/PA school transcripts from school directly to UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program. Timetable September start Applications Complete online application process with complete application packet received by April 15th. Interviews April Notification May ** Acceptance to residency program is contingent upon successful completion of the UPMC credentialing process and a pre-employment health screening. Selection Criteria Eligible applicants will meet the following requirements: Available for an in-person interview. Physician Assistant PANCE certification (if applicable). Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. A current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required prior to start date. Nurse Practitioner BSN; MSN candidate is preferred. A current state RN license and CRNP certification is required prior to start date. Credential Awarded Certificate Finances Stipend available- roughly $70,000 per year, 22 days of PTO earned throughout the year, 7 paid holidays, and full benefits for resident and family. Share...

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UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Physician Assistant Urology Residency Program

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UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Physician Assistant Urology Residency Program (214) 645-8765 – Local Phone 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75390 The Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is offering a unique and rewarding Physician Assistant Urology Residency Program.  This unique 12 month program will offer you an opportunity to work with one of the best Urology Departments in the United States. You will be given the opportunity to gain additional experience in all aspects of urologic care including Urologic Oncology, BPH/LUTS, Stone disease, Female/Neurourology, and Reconstructive/Prosthetics/ Trauma. Contact Information Brad Hornberger, MPAS, PA-C PA Urology Residency Director Tel (214) 648- 4765 Fax (214) 648-4789 brad.hornberger@utsouthwestern.edu General Description UT Southwestern Medical Center is an internationally recognized medical complex dedicated to providing specialized clinical care, medical education, and research.  The Department of Urology has a distinguished team of health care workers devoted to the treatment of urologic conditions.  The Urology Department is currently ranked in the top 15 in the US News and World Report hospital rankings.  At UT Southwestern and its affiliated teaching hospitals, our urologic surgeons and physician assistants take advantage of the latest research and technological advances to provide exceptional care based on current research findings.  Our urologists are pioneers in their field, researching and developing new diagnostic tests and treatments that are used all over the world. UT Southwestern’s urologists draw referrals from across the nation and are notable for their many firsts: Introduced the use of radiofrequency ablation to treat kidney tumors to Texas Performed the first laparoscopic prostatectomy in North Texas Were the first to perform an innovative therapy for complex female genital reconstruction Developed the Snodgrass repair, a surgical procedure used around the world for hypospadias, in which the opening of the urethra develops abnormally Conducted the first large bladder cancer screening study in the U.S. Offered North Texas’ first botulinum toxin injection for neurogenic bladder dysfunction in men and women Were among the first in the world to offer continent urinary diversion for bladder cancer patients Curriculum and Conferences This one year training program will be divided into two sections: the first six months will  be spent learning about the main sub-specialty areas of Urology. A series of 4 to 6 weeks long rotations will be organized in the following specialties: BPH/LUTS (4 weeks), Stone (4 weeks), Urologic Oncology (6 weeks), Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) (6 weeks), Reconstructive urology, prosthetics, and trauma (4 weeks). Each of these rotations will be staffed by a representative specialty faculty. The second 6 months will include a different agenda commensurate with your experience including increased autonomy with inpatient consults at St Paul University Hospital (2 days per week), outpatient clinics at Aston Ambulatory Care Clinic (2 days per week) and OR time at Zale University Hospital (1 day per week). The resident will not participate in call schedule at night or in week-end coverage. The PA Resident will be expected to attend and actively participate in the following conferences: a. Urology Grand Rounds: Weekly didactic clinical urology conference oriented toward physicians in training. This conference is attended by medical students, urology residents, fellows, physician assistants, and faculty.  The PA Urology Resident will be expected to present at least 1 to 2 cases each year. b. Urology Journal Club: the PA Urology Resident should...

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WakeMed Health and Hospitals – PA Residency in Trauma Critical Care, and Surgery

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WakeMed Health and Hospitals – PA Residency in Trauma Critical Care, and Surgery (919) 350-8729 – Local Phone (919) 350-7633 – Fax 3024 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610 Physician Assistant Residency in Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery Contact Information Alden K. Casati, MS, PA-C Program Director (919) 350-8729 Ext. – Local Phone Pascal O. Udekwu, MD, FACS Medical Director Brandon Roy, MD Associate Medical Director Description and History WakeMed Health and Hospitals was founded in 1961 with 380 beds and 90 doctors. The trauma program was initiated in 1987, under the leadership of Dale Oller, MD. In 2002, Osi Udekwu, MD, became chair of the department and enthusiastically pursued expansion and innovation of the program. To date, WakeMed’s Trauma Program has grown and evolved into Wake County’s sole trauma center, as well as being a regional trauma center. In the summer of 2006, WakeMed was awarded a Level One Trauma Center designation after being at level two for many years. The trauma program is run alongside the Department of Surgery at WakeMed. As the only alternate site for surgical resident education for the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill, we at WakeMed have a proud history of excellence in training physician residents. The first midlevel joined the trauma program in December 2002, and the midlevel program has now grown to be an essential aspect of overall trauma care. Additionally, our program participates in the training of fellow emergency medicine, oral maxillofacial (OMF), and family medicine residents, as well as medical and physician assistant (PA) students. We have now expanded our surgical academic program to include a PA residency program. We will provide an intensive 12-month experience with both didactic and clinical curricula for the management of trauma, surgical critical care, and general surgery patients. Our attending physicians are board certified in the areas of general surgery and trauma, surgical critical care, and pediatrics. With their supervision, PA residents (PA-C/R) will be trained to provide the highest level of trauma care, pre- and postoperative care, and critical care, with a focus on continuity of care. We anticipate accepting two candidates each year for participation in this program. Curriculum Didactic Curriculum The 12-month residency consists of ongoing instruction in both didactic and clinical arenas. The PA-C/R will be engaged in educational and clinical responsibilities similar to those expected of our physician residents. We provide multiple educational opportunities including a weekly rounding conference, tumor board, ICU teaching rounds, resident presentation conferences, as well as a cycling lecture series from orthopedics, radiology, trauma, and continuous quality improvement. A number of courses are also offered to PA-C/Rs including ATLS, and ACLS/BLS/PALS/NRP. Clinical Curriculum Individual assessments will be made regarding current clinical competencies and advanced skills. Clinical instruction consists of rotations through the various services we offer: trauma, general surgery, clinic, elective and day surgeries, and critical care. Instruction will be provided by attending trauma/general surgeons, PAs, physician residents, as well as by auxiliary staff for the coordination of care. PA-C/Rs will function with the same clinical expectations as those for their medical intern counterparts in their first postgraduate year (PGY-1 MDs). Clinical learning is enhanced by the daily assessments, management, and care of patients in coordination with attending staff. Clinical judgment and patient management skills will be fostered by taking call with the attendings. PA-C/Rs will follow the same work...

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Winthrop University Hospital – PA Postgraduate Surgical Critical Care Program

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Winthrop University Hospital – PA Postgraduate Surgical Critical Care Program (516) 663-9278 – Local Phone (516) 663-9085 – Fax 259 First Street Mineola, NY 11501 Length of Program = 12 months Number of students per class = 1 Contact Information Frank Rizzuto Program Director frizzuto@winthrop.org (516) 663-9278 Ext. – Local Phone General Description and History Winthrop University Hospital began its Physician Assistant Postgraduate Surgical Critical Care Program in October 2008.  The hospital is a teaching facility, affiliated with Stony Brook University School of Medicine. An informative website with application forms can be viewed by accessing www.Winthrop.org and following the education links.  Since the program inception, there has been tremendous interest by both newly licensed Physician Assistants and those who have been practicing for years. Winthrop University Hospital is conveniently located in Mineola, New York. The excitement of Manhattan is only thirty minutes away as are the pristine beaches of Long Island’s north and south shores. Public transportation is readily accessible. The Program is divided into three distinct areas of surgical critical care; namely, Cardiothoracic surgery, Neurosurgery and General surgery. The Physician Assistant will spend approximately 4.5 months on the Cardiothoracic and General surgery services and 2 months rotating through Neurosurgery critical care.  The remaining one month will be spent on the service of the Physician Assistants choice.  During this twelve month learning experience, the Physician Assistant will be taught the advanced knowledge and technical skills necessary to practice effectively in the critical care setting. Curriculum In addition to a core curriculum of topics, the Physician Assistant will also attend various hospital based lectures as they pertain to critical illness and injury. The didactic component of the program is integrated throughout the entire twelve month duration.  It consists of both formal and informal lectures, grand teaching rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences and daily bedside rounds.  An intensive training course is also offered in A.T.L.S.  Additional lectures offered by other hospital departments will be attended at the discretion of the program director.  The Physician Assistant will be responsible for case presentations and writing a paper on the topic of his/her choice as it pertains to surgical critical care. Technical skills will also be taught and perfected throughout the program year.  The Physician Assistant will become proficient in a vast array of invasive procedures, including, but not limited to, central line placement, chest tube placement, and Swan -Ganz catheter placement. Credentials Awarded A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program Admissions Process and Timetable The Physician Assistant Postgraduate Surgical Critical Care Program runs October to October.  Applications are accepted from April 1 to August 1 for the up-coming year.  Presently, one position is offered per year.  Competitive applicants will be invited for an interview.  For more information about the application process, please visit www.Winthrop.org and follow the Education links to our program homepage. Interested applicants must fulfill the following prerequisites: Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant education program. Successful completion of the NCCPA Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Possess a valid New York State License to practice as a Physician Assistant Submission of a completed application including 3 letters of recommendation from preceptors, supervising Physician Assistants or Attending doctors.  One letter must be from the applicant’s school program director if the applicant is a new graduate. Recent Curriculum Vitae Salary and Benefits: Stipend $60,000 2 weeks vacation, 8...

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Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program

Program Information Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program 464 Congress Avenue, Suite 260 New Haven, CT 06519 203-737-4303 https://medicine.yale.edu/emergencymed/residency/pa_np/   Contact Information Kevin Burns, PA-C, DFAAPA Co-Director Kevin.burns@yale.edu   Andrew Meiman, PA-C Co-Director Andrew.meiman@ynhh.org   Program Description The Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Emergency Medicine PA Residency Program is a 18-month postgraduate training program designed to train PA’s and NP’s in the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and treat the full spectrum of patients seen in an emergency department.  The program consists of a variety of emergency department rotations, along with several different off-service rotations and a significant didactic component. The didactic curriculum is based upon the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s Core Content of EM education.  Residents will attend 5 hours of weekly didactic conference, along with journal clubs, simulation lab sessions, cadaver lab, and grand round lectures. The clinical experience will involve exposure to a variety of different ED settings, along with numerous off-service rotations, including: Yale ED (York Street Campus): 32 weeks Yale ED (Saint Raphael Campus): 4 weeks Shoreline ED: 3 weeks Pediatric EM (Yale/Bridgeport): 10 weeks Anesthesia: 3 weeks Medical ICU: 6 weeks Orthopedics: 2 weeks Trauma: 2 weeks Ultrasound/radiology: 2 weeks Simulation: 4 weeks Ophthalmology: 1 week EMS: 1 week Elective: 1 week   Certification courses include ACLS, ATLS, PALS, and a Difficult Airway Course.   Program Duration 18 months Program Start Date June/July Class Size 2 residents per class Academic Affiliation Yale University School of Medicine Application Process New Graduate (or less than 1 year post-graduation)   Graduate of ARC-PA accredited PA program, or accredited FNP program, minimum 3.0 GPA NCCPA certification-eligible, or ANCC/AANP certified CT licensure/CT license-eligible Curriculum Vitae, including any prior health care experience Cover letter, explaining why you wish to pursue an emergency medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital 2 letters of recommendation One from Program Director One from faculty member/clinical preceptor Practicing PA/NP Graduate of ARC-PA accredited PA program, or accredited FNP program, minimum 3.0 GPA NCCPA certified, or ANCC/AANP certified CT licensure/CT license-eligible Curriculum Vitae, including any prior health care experience Cover letter, explaining why you wish to pursue an emergency medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital 2 letters of recommendation, including one from supervising/collaborative physician, or department head Letter of good standing from current employer No history of license suspension/revocation No history of employment dismissal from prior PA/NP positions Share...

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