May 08, 2020
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
PA Surgical Residency Program
The PA Surgical Residency Program is an intensive 12-month program, available to four residents per year, administered by the UF Department of Surgery. Clinical duties are performed at UF Health Shands Hospital.
The program provides an educational and nurturing environment to educate and enable physician assistants in providing care for the most complex surgical patients. UF aims to help physician assistants develop keen judgment and technical abilities in different aspects of surgery, thus increasing their confidence in their chosen specialty. Additionally, PA residents will obtain clinical and didactic knowledge that would take years of on-the-job training to obtain, thus opening avenues of more professional opportunities to them with increasing autonomy and responsibility.