Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers an intensive and comprehensive 12-month Physician Assistant General and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona
The Mayo Clinic General and Acute Care Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship in Arizona is a rigorous and comprehensive 12-month program providing training and experience for the physician assistant in general and acute care surgery. This program is suitable for newly certified/recent graduate PA’s or those physician assistants wishing to transition into surgery from another discipline.
Completion and certification
After successfully completing the fellowship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
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As a PA fellow, program goals are for you to:
- Acquire excellent clinical judgment
- Develop proficiency with use of surgical instruments and knot tying
- Develop skills necessary for first assisting in a wide variety of surgical environments including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries
- Become proficient in wound management including initial evaluation and management involving appropriate therapies and negative pressure dressings
- Develop skills necessary to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and initiate an appropriate treatment plan with regards to management of the surgical patient
- Acquire an in-depth knowledge of surgical problems and their management
- Manage patients effectively and efficiently throughout their hospital stay
- Acquire the skills necessary for the appropriate interpretation of all imaging and laboratory studies needed for the evaluation and management of surgical diseases.
- Improve skills with regards to time management and interpersonal relationships with members of the medical staff
- Fine-tune communication skills that will better facilitate interactions with patients and staff alike
- Become proficient in the examination of surgical patients and identifying surgical emergencies