May 08, 2020
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Physician Assistant Postgraduate Residency Program
The program consists of 12 months of intensive training in the sub-specialties of trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, and neuro-surgery critical care. Training is ICU based and encompasses a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals. Patients on each of these units are managed 24/7 by physician/PA teams whom you will regularly interact with. The faculty consists of renowned and well respected critical care intensivists, traumatologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and PAs. Formal lectures will be provided throughout the program year; however, the majority of didactic learning comes from small group discussions and interaction with surgeons, critical care intensivists, teams of highly-seasoned physician assistants, and other members of the health care team. Additional lectures offered by other hospital departments will be attended at the discretion of the program director.
The physician assistant will be involved in all phases of patient care including emergency department evaluation, admission orders, history and physical evaluation, daily progress notes, morning and evening rounds, morbidity and mortality conference, and all preoperative and post-operative intervention and management. In addition, the physician assistant will be responsible for case presentations and writing a paper on the topic of their choice as it pertains to surgical critical care.