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​UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program

The UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program is dedicated to advancing UPMC as the premier educational setting for producing excellence in patient care delivery through an innovative and world-class clinical curriculum specifically tailored to prepare the physician assistant and nurse practitioner to practice in an evolving and increasingly complex health care market.

The program will begin with six weeks of educational training including: 

  • Laparoscopic Training Lab
  • Cadaver lab
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Training
  • Suturing and Line Insertion Course
  • Lectures covering all aspects peri-operative care of the surgical patient 

The program will continue with the provider working as a staff PA/NP on the following services for the remainder of the year.

Surgical Rotations

Surgical rotations will include:

  • Trauma/ICU
  • GI/ PB surgery
  • Vascular
  • Colorectal
  • Thoracic
  • Plastics
  • Bariatric
  • Orthopaedics
  • SICU
  • Cardiac

Application Process and Requirements

The Department of Surgery will select at least two qualified applicants to participate in a 12-month residency.

Eligible applicants will meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate (prior to the residency start date) of an accredited physician assistant/nurse practitioner program
  • Available for an in-person interview during the months of April - May.

Physician Assistant:

  • PANCE certification (if applicable)
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • A current state PA license, certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required prior to start date

Nurse Practitioner:

  • BSN, MSN Candidate is preferred
  • A current state RN license and CRNP certification is required prior to start date 
  • ACNP preferred

Applicants will complete the two-step application process:

  1. Apply online at​ to Job Opening ID # 468193.​
  2. Applicants will submit the following materials in their entirety by postal mail; incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline for all applications to be received is Friday, April 15, 2016.
    • Copies of Pennsylvania Act 33, 34, and 73 clearances
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal narrative
    • Official transcripts from NP/PA Program
    • Copy of ACLS certification card
    • Copy of CPR card
    • Three letters of recommendation (one from clinical coordinator and preferred one from surgical rotation if applicable)
    • UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Residency Program

Mail Your Submission Materials

Please mail the required documents to:
UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Residency Program
Forbes Tower, Suite 9048
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For More Information

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Amy L. Haller, PA-C
UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Residency Program
Physician Assistant II MIS Bariatric
and General Surgery

**Acceptance to residency program is contingent upon successful completion of the UPMC credentialing process and a pre-employment health screening.

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