The USACS/Allegheny Health Network Saint Vincent Physician Assistant Post-graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (EM) will provide an intense, well-rounded 12 months of clinical and didactic training to facilitate a successful career as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant. This program is appropriate for both new graduates and seasoned Physician Assistants who are looking to further their education, fine tune their diagnostic skills, and become proficient in procedures that will make them competent, confident, and well sought after practitioners of emergency medicine. Fellows will not only have their core training in EM, but will also have the opportunity to rotate through select subspecialties including critical care.
At Saint Vincent Hospital, the Emergency Department and its faculty are at the forefront of both institutional leadership and educational opportunity. This provides the PA fellow with the opportunity to have a complete, well rounded and flexible training experience. We are absolutely committed to adapting our program as needs evolve to serve our primary focus, the educational needs and interests of our fellows. Upon completion of this program, the EM PA Fellow will have the knowledge and skills necessary to make them a successful practitioner of EM in any clinical setting.
You will receive both clinical and didactic training in collaboration with the medical emergency medicine residency. The training program will include offsite training opportunities in Rural Medicine, Trauma, patient satisfaction, efficiency, and simulation lab skill training. The program will start in March 2020. There is a 3 year work commitment post training.
- Graduation from a PA Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) prior to matriculation into the program.
- A Master’s Degree.
- National Certification by the NCCPA. New graduates may receive acceptance into the program, pending successful completion of the PANCE.
- Founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1875, Saint Vincent Health Center is the Erie area’s first hospital. This full-service, mission-driven tertiary care and teaching hospital maintains a strong commitment to quality. The 350-bed, urban facility is located in the city of Erie and is highly regarded in the region.
- Saint Vincent has evolved into an integrated Health System and is part of the Allegheny Health Network, providing patients with an outpatient network spread across the entire region. Saint Vincent remains a member of the community, and continues to provide a continuum of services to fit the health care needs of the region.
- In addition to an osteopathic Emergency Medicine residency training program, Saint Vincent also hosts residencies in ENT, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology and Orthopedics, and fellowship in Sports Medicine.
- Saint Vincent has been nationally recognized for its quality efforts multiple times, recently becoming one of only two hospitals in the country to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance for three consecutive years. The award recognizes leading health care organizations that efficiently provide outstanding patient care and consistently set the standard in clinical excellence.
- ED Volume: 55,000
- Efficient, 32-bed ED provides for a highly-functioning department
- Modern and well-equipped department includes 2 ultrasound machines, 2 types of video laryngoscopes, and more
- STEMI Center with Heart Stat Program affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Vascular Institute
- Stroke Center with collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic Telestroke Network for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients through new video-conferencing telemedicine equipment
- Hospital provides full diagnostic and lab capabilities including CT, open MRI and ultrasound
- Nursing staff is among the most experienced in the region
- Active in EMS, Saint Vincent’s emergency department provides medical command to multiple services and offers education and training to local providers
- For stroke care, Saint Vincent Hospital collaborates with Allegheny General Teleneorology.
Erie is a very livable city situated directly between Cleveland, OH, Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, on the south-central shores of Lake Erie. There are a number of beautiful, established suburban and urban communities including lakeside developments and tree-lined streets with Victorian homes proximate to excellent public and private schools. Abundant recreational options include arts and culture (Erie Philharmonic, Erie Art Museum, and several theatre companies), semi-pro and professional sports (Seawolves baseball, Otters -Ontario Hockey League, BayHawks NBA development team to name a few) plus collegiate sports from Gannon University, Mercyhurst College, Edinboro University and Penn State-Behrend. There is also a local NASCAR track. Outdoor recreation includes Presque Isle State Park beaches, the Seaway Trail along the lakefront, and a variety of ski resorts in the region. The region is also famous for growing grapes and produces the third-largest amount of wine in the United States. The Erie International Airport provides for many daily flights and connections for convenient travel.