About the Program
US Acute Care Solutions now offers an excellent, 12-month program for PAs wishing to become immediately marketable in emergency medicine. Clinical and didactic education focuses on providing PAs with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and bedside mannerisms required for this specialty.
Participants collaborate with the emergency medicine residency at the site to build team experience and competency.
USACS APP Postgraduate Program has applied for Postgraduate Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). USACS APP Postgraduate Program anticipates review of its application for Postgraduate Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2022 ARC-PA meeting.
This 425-bed hospital with a 68,000 visits/year emergency department is the primary site for the osteopathic emergency medicine residency associated with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Saint Vincent Hospital is part of the Allegheny Health Network Consortium. The program has affiliations with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh as well as the Gannon Simulation Center in Erie.
- Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program
- Eligibility for Pennsylvania Licensure
- Board certification
- Proof of BLS and ACLS. PALS preferred, not required
Applications are accepted from May 1– August 1. Applications are due in their entirety for consideration by the Admissions Committee by August 1 for subsequent March start date. Select candidates are invited for an interview. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills and interest in emergency medicine.
Please be prepared to submit the following items:
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial transcript
- Contact information for two to three references who will be requested to provide letters of recommendation (if applicant has graduated within the past year, one of the references be the applicant’s program director / clinical coordinator)