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APP Cardiac Surgery Residency Program Application Process

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

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants will meet the following requirements:

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

Physician assistant graduates:

  • 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

How to Apply

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

Applicants will complete the two-step application process:

1. Apply online to Job Opening - Position closed until January 2020.

2. Applicants will submit the following materials in their entirety by postal mail:
Incomplete applications will not be considered

  • Copies of Pennsylvania Act 33, 34, and 73 clearances
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal narrative
  • Official transcripts from PA Program- must be mailed directly from school to our office
  • Copy of ACLS certification card
  • Copy of CPR card
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from clinical coordinator and preferred one from surgical/Cardiac surgery rotation if applicable)
  • Please provide documentation of a shadowing experience or clinical rotation with a Cardiac Surgery Service and be able to describe the role of the surgical PA that you observed.
  • APP Application Checklist
Application Deadline April 19, 2019

Please mail the required documents to:

UPMC Advanced Practice Provider Cardiac Surgery Residency Program
UPMC Passavant Hospital
9104 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 4106
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Attn: Kasey Mares

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