|600 N. Wolfe Street, Halsted 600
Baltimore, MD 21287
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.
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
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
- Palliative Care
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
- FCCS/ACLS courses
Deadlines for October start:
|Applications||Postmarked by March 31|
|Interviews||March – April|
|Notification||April – May|