PA Residency Grant
W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Administration Medical Center
& Wake Forest School of Medicine
PA Residency Program: Primary Care
Patient Aligned Clinical Teams (PACT)
Located in Salisbury, North Carolina
Application Deadline April 30, 2013
Program starts July 2013
Accelerate your professional development by participating in Salisbury VAMC’s PA Residency Program. Join our team to work in a stimulating environment serving our Veterans as you gain advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and care of medical conditions common to the Veteran population.
The year-long program offers PAs the ability to gain structured experiences in a wide variety of settings including: outpatient primary care delivered in a state-of-the art medical home model, home based primary care, primary care-based mental health, substance abuse, and a variety of medical subspecialties.
Gain experience serving Veterans of many eras of military service, including our newest generation of war-fighters as well as Veterans of WWII.
Classroom and lab instruction covering all aspects of work as a PA in an academic environment. This residency is in close partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Department.
Ongoing, one-on-one clinical supervision/mentoring while treating patients
Training in evidence-based guidelines and advanced clinical practice
Focused skill building on examination, treatment and clinical reasoning aspects of patient care
Preparation for leadership in the VHA and for academic careers in teaching /research
There is no tuition and residents earn a salary with benefits
Application Process: To obtain more information about applying to the Salisbury VAMC PA Residency Program, please contact: Robin Hurley, MD, via email Robin.Hurley@va.gov. You will be sent details of the application process and detailed information describing the program.
DON’T DELAY. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2013
Accelerate your professional development by participating in the Salisbury VAMC’s Physician Assistant Residency Program. Join our team to work in a stimulating environment serving our Veterans as you gain advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and care of medical conditions common to the Veteran population. This Residency Program is very closely affiliated with the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Wake Forest School of Medicine. The year-long program offers PAs the ability to gain structured experiences in a wide variety of settings including: outpatient primary care delivered in a state-of-the art medical home model, home based primary care, primary care-based mental health, substance abuse, and a variety of medical subspecialty clinics. Salisbury, NC is a lovely, historic town in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, less than one hour from Winston-Salem and Charlotte and as easy drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Excellent cost of living and a rich cultural heritage.
The Core Curriculum of our PACT residency is based upon the key educational principles of self inquiry, applied learning and service learning. The modules are structured so that residents are introduced to new concepts of patient-centered care, develop these concepts within directed-activities and facilitated group discussions, then reinforce them through reflection and/or application within the PACT setting. The curriculum offers 20 unique educational elements in addition to supervised clinical practice centered on the core concepts of PACT. Additional service learning activities, termed electives, provide focused learning complimentary to the Core Curriculum. During electives, the resident will gain a deeper understanding of roles of various healthcare team members, become a more informed coordinator for disease-specific programs, engage in leadership development, and gain clinical skills that will be incorporated into care within PACT. Electives will broaden the PA’s understanding of conditions managed within PC and when to refer to specialty clinics. For example, many Veterans present to PC with MH issues. A PA who is trained to follow proper diagnostic pathways can accurately identify patients whose MH concerns can be managed effectively within PC along with other health issues. The educational experience will be collaboratively delivered by seasoned educators and clinicians from Salisbury VAMC and its affiliate the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
For more information contact:
Robin A. Hurley, MD, FANPA
Associate Chief of Staff, Research and Education
Professor, WFSM, Depts of Psychiatry and Radiology
VISN 6 MIRECC Associate Director, Education
Phone: 704-638-9000 ext 4455