Emergency Medicine - Physician Assistant Residency

The Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine is pleased to offer an emergency medicine residency for the physician assistant. Incorporated in 2011, it was the first residency for physician assistants at New York Presbyterian Hospital. We are a tertiary care medical center approved for Trauma, Cardiac, Burn and Stroke care, and treat more than 80,000 Emergency Department patients annually. We have specialty services including Toxicology, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, EM Ultrasound, and Tele-Medicine. Our faculty and residents conduct clinical research, sit on several national committees, publish numerous articles and chapters, and present at national conferences.

The 12-month post-graduate program for the Physician Assistant will prepare the candidate for a successful career in both academic and community Emergency Medicine (EM). Residents in the program work with experienced EM attending physicians, advanced practice providers, physician residents, and nurse practitioner residents who are leaders in EM education and clinical practice. Well-prepared candidates have demonstrated a strong interest in the field in addition to a solid academic record. Applications are due the year of the commencing class.

Overview

Our department is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to our patients and an excellent education to our trainees. Our Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency will prepare residents to become highly competent physician assistants in Emergency Medicine by developing their skills in all core aspects of emergency care. Certification from this program will demonstrate education, training, experience and peer recognized excellence in Emergency Medicine. Our graduates have gone on to become Physician Assistant leaders in Emergency Medicine. Graduates of this program are known for their leadership abilities as well as for providing the highest level of clinical care, and will always belong to our robust alumni base.

Curriculum Overview and Application

You will rotate in the Adult Emergency Department at both the Weill Cornell and Lower Manhattan campuses, the Pediatric Emergency Department, and several off-service rotations. We will incorporate didactic learning and hands-on skills as well as utilize our Simulation center. You will participate in a separate Airway course, Ultrasound Course, and the National Conference our department hosts annually.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Initial Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Physician Assistant school transcripts with a GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a program director)
  • Current NCCPA certification (by start of residency)
  • New York State license (by start of residency)
  • ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification prior to starting (ATLS optional)
  • Application fee of $40 (payable to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Dept. of Emergency Medicine or through the online registration)

Send materials to empa_residency@med.cornell.edu.

Apply here

Benefits and Salary

  • Residents receive an annual compensation of $55,000
  • CME benefit of $750
  • Paid Vacation Medical, Dental, Vision

FAQs

The application process opens each year in January and forms are due by March 1st. Interviews typically take place over late March and early April with the program beginning in November.

We accept four (4) Residents to each class.

Our program follows the national standards set forth by the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants for post graduate programs.

On average, our residents work 12-hour shifts, covering 4-5 shifts while in the Emergency Department. Hour requirements can vary during off service rotations.

In-service Board Review Program

Three exams will be distributed over the course of the 12-month program that residents will be able to take home and complete in an "open-book" format over 10-14 days. The content covers topics found in the Physician Assistant Certificate for Added Qualification in Emergency Medicine exam. Our exams are meant to promote and direct resident reading during their otherwise busy clinical and academic schedule. Once submitted, the exams will be graded by residency leadership and review sessions are held to review each exam in its entirety.

Didactics

We provide comprehensive, evidence-based didactic teaching throughout the course of the Residency training. Under the guidance of Education Coordinator, Dr. Sam Senturia, a curriculum has been created and integrated into the resident’s schedule to maximize their exposure to the multiple levels of learning that take place in our department. Each month we will meet and a resident is assigned a turn to educate the group through case-based learning. Once every three months this meeting is expanded to include training sessions in our simulation center with one of our full-time staff members conducting the educational session and hands on training. Three exams will be distributed over the course of the training that residents will take home and complete in an open-resource format. A Review Session is then to review each exam in its entirety.

Residency Director Contact Information

Jennine McAuley, PA-C
Residency Director
jev9040@med.cornell.edu

Jason Ausmus, PA-C
Assistant Residency Director
jla9006@med.cornell.edu

Direct all general residency questions or concerns to empa_residency@med.cornell.edu.

New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Physician Assistant Residency in Emergency Medicine
Attn: Admissions Committee
Department of Emergency Medicine, M-130
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY 10065