|(734) 712-5418 – Local Phone||5325 Elliott Drive, Suite 102
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Scott A. Rogers, PA-C
(734) 712-5418 Ext. – Local Phone
Andrew Pruitt, MD
Head, Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Application Deadline||March 15|
|Interview Notification||March 31|
|Interview Dates||Last weekend of April|
|Selection Notification||Early May|
|Commitment to Program||May 15|
Upon completion of the residency program, the PA resident is awarded a certificate of training signed by department and program directors.
The SJMH PA Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery is approved for maximum CME credit (50 hours) by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Information provided in this listing is current as of February 2012 and is subject to change. To verify information contact Scott A. Rogers, PA-C, Program Director, (734) 712-5418 or via e-mail at email@example.com.