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Surgical Physician Assistant Residency Program

Trauma, Critical Care, General & Orthopaedic Surgery

Expert Training for Tomorrow's Critical Care Specialists
A postgraduate residency is a wonderful way to attain additional training and skills. At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, evidence-based care for our patients. Participants in the Postgraduate Residency Program receive the intense clinical and didactic training necessary to gain proficiency and marketability in the areas of trauma, surgical critical care, general and orthopaedic surgery.

Program Faculty
Our Physician Assistant Residency Program faculty includes board-certified trauma and critical care surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Participants will also train with a diverse health care team including surgical residents and interns from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Program Mission & Vision
The WakeMed Health & Hospitals Physician Assistant Residency Program is dedicated to innovation and the future of medicine by creating proficient and dedicated physician assistants capable of administering exceptional patient care. We strive to remain at the forefront of PA education by providing licensed physician assistants with the knowledge and technical skills required to excel in the surgical subspecialties.

Didactic Curriculum
Didactic curriculum is offered in a variety of methods, including:

  • Mortality and Morbidity Conference
  • Educational Lectures & Seminars weekly
  • One-on-one Education
  • ATLS, ACLS, BLS, PALS certifications provided

Clinical Curriculum
PA Residents will train with a diverse team alongside Surgical Interns and are expected to achieve similar levels of proficiency in clinical capabilities.
Clinical curriculum settings include:

  • Inpatient
  • Operative
  • Pre- and Post-operative
  • Intensive Care
  • Outpatient Clinic

Program Overview
Four rotations - each three months in length in trauma, general surgery, surgical critical care and orthopaedic surgery

  • Training in a Level I Trauma Center
  • Stipend and full benefits package including food vouchers for on call duties
  • Duty hours are typical of surgical residents and follow ACGME guidelines

Admission Information

  • Rolling admission with three PA residents accepted per year
  • Next available positions in December 2014, March 2015 and June 2015
  • Applications are due at least six months prior to desired start date

Pre-requisite Requirements

  • Strong interest in trauma, critical care, general surgery, orthopaedics
  • Graduate of ARC-PA accredited PA Program
  • Bachelors Degree or additional advanced degree prior to matriculation
  • Obtain NCCPA certifications and NC Medical License prior to matriculation into the program
  • Complete WakeMed application and Human Resources requirements, including personal statement, CV, transcripts, copies of certifications and diplomas, and three letters of reference
  • Obtain WakeMed Medical Staff Privileges prior to matriculation

For More Information
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Application Instructions & Checklist
3024 New Bern Avenue, Suite 304
Raleigh, NC 27610

Phone: 919.350.8729
Fax: 919.350.7633
E-mail: paresidency@wakemed.org

Program Director: Alden Casati, MS, PA-C
Assistant Program Director: Carrie McGroarty, PA-C
Medical Director: Brandon Roy, MD, FACS
Program Coordinator: LaDeVoyia Rogers

 

 

 

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