Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Urology Residency

The Urology Residency is a 12-month full-time program where students will earn a residency certificate after completion.

The mission is to provide a broad-based educational experience whereby a certified physician assistant is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions. The physician assistant resident program emphasizes:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism

Objectives include exposure to patients in outpatient, inpatient, and surgical settings, with peri-operative involvement, to promote and enable the resident to gain the confidence and experience necessary to practice in a urology setting of their choice.

Physician Assistant Residents will rotate through a variety of settings:

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Outpatient surgery and procedures
  • Operating room
  • Inpatient service.

Rotation sites are the Emory University Hospital, the Emory Clinic, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and include both clinical and didactic components.

Photo: Emory University Hospital

Veterans Administration Primary Care Residency

The Emory Physician Assistant Program and the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) have collaborated to create the Primary Care Residency Program. Begun in 2012 with a $10.7M Innovations Grant, this training program includes 12 months of didactic and clinical educational experiences focusing on Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) concepts of:

  • Patient engagement in care
  • Clinical leadership
  • Systems-based practice
  • Chronic disease management
  • Practice process improvement
  • Timely transitions of care between primary and specialty care

The PACT model is built on the well-known concept of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) staffed by high-functioning teams. The goals of this training program include the implementation of a model PA post-graduate curriculum in the PACT delivery system, delivery of an outstanding educational experience for residents, and the development of future VA employee leaders and change agents.

The mission of the VA Residency Program in Primary Care for Physician Assistants is to prepare PA professionals to practice comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered, team-based primary care.  Commitment to this mission will promote timely access to both primary and specialty care, improve the quality of patient care, and enhance the patient experience. The program’s philosophy is to provide and inspire a supportive and effective advanced educational experience for PA Residents.  

Important Dates

  • Application Receipt: November 9 - December 14, 2020    
  • Interview Dates: December 14 - 31, 2020                         
  • Selection Notification: January 11, 2021
  • Program Start Date: April 2021

Important Documents