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North Florida-South Georgia Veterans Health System – University of Florida Physician Assistant Residency in Primary Care

The North Florida-South Georgia Veterans Health System – University of Florida Physician Assistant Residency in Primary Care is a postgraduate training program that focuses on those areas of clinical practice that are integral for providing exemplary healthcare to the nation’s veterans. This 12 month program will expose trainees to a wide range of patients and their co-morbid medical and psychological diagnosis. PA residents will be offered a competitive stipend to participate first-hand in providing care in settings with remote and local access to electronic medical records  as well as state of the art diagnostic equipment and specialists. This in-depth exposure to the VA hospital and care system is the best possible preparation for a career as a team member in the VA system.

2015 PA VAMC Residency Brochure

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to this postgraduate program, applicants must be graduate of an ARC-PA accredited program, certified (or eligible for certification) by the National Comission on Certification or Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and be able to obtain a license to practice and prescribe as a PA in Florida.

Applicants must fill out and submit an application to include the following:

  • Complete and signed copy of the application form
  • Complete transcripts from PA training (to be sent from training institution)
  • 3 letters of reference (including one from your program director)
  • Current CV
  • Official proof of NCCPA certification eligibility
  • Offical proof of ACLS and BLS certification (if completed)

A link to the application can be found below. The application and all supporting documentation can be sent to:

Pete Breitinger, MPAS, PA-C
University of Florida School of PA Studies
P.O. Box 100176
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0176

2015 Post Graduate Application

Timeline

Applications Due Date: May 1, 2015

Interviews: Beginning week of May 4, 2015

Final Decision: June 1, 2015

Residency Start Date: August 10, 2015

Contact Information

If you have additional questions about this postgraduate program, please contact Laurence Hood or Pete Breitinger.

L. Chad Hood, MD
Assoc. Chief of Staff – Office of Education
Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center
laurence.hood@va.gov

Pete Breitinger, MPAS, PA-C
University of Florida School of PA Studies
petar.breitinger@pap.ufl.edu