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The Emory Physician Assistant Program and The Veterans Atlanta Medical Center (VAMC) Atlanta, GA 12 months

Post Graduate Residency Programs

Veterans Administration Primary Care Residency

The Emory Physician Assistant Program and The Veterans Atlanta Medical Center (VAMC) are collaborating to pilot a Primary Care Residency Program.   This training program includes 12 months of didactic and clinical educational experiences focusing on Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) concepts of patient engagement in their own care, clinical leadership, systems-based practice, chronic disease management, practice process improvement and timely transitions of care between primary and specialty care. The PACT model is built on the well-known concept of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) staffed by high-functioning teams.  The goals of this training program includes implementation of a model PA post-graduate curriculum in the PACT delivery system, delivery of an outstanding educational experience for residents and to become VA employee leaders and change agents.

The mission of the VA Residency Program in Primary Care for Physician Assistants is to prepare PA professionals to practice comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, team-based primary care.    Commitment to this mission will promote timely access to both primary and specialty care, improve quality of patient care and enhance the patient experience.  The program philosophy is to provide and inspiring, supportive, and effective advanced educational experience for PA Residents.

To apply for this Residency Please click on the following documents to download and print

Information Brochure, Power Point PresentationApplication, Application Instructions, 

Critical Care Medicine Residency

In February, 2012, the first two Emory PA Program graduates will begin a newly developed Affiliate Provider Residency Program in Critical Care Medicine (CCM) at Emory University Hospitals at Clifton Rd. and Midtown.  Dr Tim Buchman’s vision for addressing the growing shortage of CCM providers has led to the creation of this advanced educational program, which will include research in additional to advanced clinical training.  These Emory PA Program graduates have unique backgrounds in public health and biomedical technology, expanding the potential for this PA educational experience to develop academic medicine PA leaders. This project just received a $10.7 million innovations grant.

General Surgery Residency

Emory University’s one-year Surgical Physician Assistant (PA) Residency Program involves all aspects of perioperative patient care for those seeking advanced training and experience in surgery. The PA residency is designed to build extensive surgical and patient management skills that will propel graduates into successful future careers in both academic and private practice settings. The first six-month block of core rotations will acquaint PA residents with general and specialty surgery fields, followed by six more months of elective rotations directed towards personal interests and career goals. Clinical experiences will be reinforced by a daily didactic curriculum provided via live and web based lectures, multidisciplinary rounds, weekly conferences, and simulation labs.

Urology Residency

Emory Urology’s Tania Wieker Solomon, MMSc, PA-C , is leading the way in establishing a Physician Assistant residency program in urology at Emory School of Medicine. This 12-month full-time program will lead to a residency certificate for two residents each year. The mission is to provide a broad-based educational experience whereby a certified physician assistant is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions. The physician assistant resident program emphasizes patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism. Objectives include exposure to patients in an outpatient, inpatient, and surgical settings, with peri-operative involvement, to promote and enable the resident to gain the confidence and experience necessary to practice in a urology setting of their choice.Physician Assistant residents will rotate through a variety of settings: outpatient clinics, outpatient surgery and procedures, operating room, and inpatient service. Rotation sites are the Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic and Winship Cancer Institute and include both clinical and didactic components.