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The University of Missouri Health System in Columbia, Mo., is offering an intense and rewarding postgraduate residency for physician assistants in acute care medicine. The physician assistant residency program is a collaboration among University Hospital, the MU School of Medicine and its departments of emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery, and the MU School of Health Professions.
University Hospital is a 300-bed hospital in central Missouri. It serves as central Missouri’s only Level I trauma center and as a tertiary referral center for much of mid-Missouri. The hospital is located on the MU campus, along with its academic partners, the School of Medicine, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions. As part of an academic medical center, University Hospital is host to many physician residency and fellowship programs.
Physician assistants in the University Hospital residency program will work with and under the supervision of emergency medicine, surgical and critical care physician assistants and physicians.
Rotations will include experience in the Emergency Department, Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, intensive care units, and medical and surgical inpatient floors. Each rotation will offer a unique perspective and approach to caring for critically injured and seriously ill patients, including experience in performing emergent interventions. The residency program will provide world-class training in general and specialty adult medicine for hospital-based physician assistants.
The duration of the program is 15 months. During that time, residents will rotate through the hospital’s multiple intensive care units including the George David Peak Memorial Burn and Wound Center and surgical and medical ICUs. Residents also will rotate through the Emergency Department, anesthesia, and surgical and medical inpatient services.
Residents will be trained to monitor, diagnose and treat critically ill patients. They also will receive procedural training within those subspecialties, including central lines, arterial lines, intubations, chest tube placement, thoracentesis and paracentesis.
Residents receive hands-on experience through classes in the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center in preparation for performing supervised bedside interventions. In addition to receiving classroom and clinical experience, residents are expected to attend and participate in grand rounds, journal club departmental lectures, conferences and lectures by guest speakers.
The experience will prepare residents for successful careers as physician assistants in critical care and hospitalist medicine. After graduating from the program, residents will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Missouri as a physician assistant in acute and critical care medicine.