Physician Assistant Surgical Residency

Physician Assistant Surgical Residency

The PA Surgical Residency Program is an intensive 12-month program, available to four residents per year, administered by the UF department of surgery. Clinical duties are performed at UF Health Shands Hospital.

OUR AIM: Our program provides an educational and nurturing environment to educate and enable physician assistants in providing care for the most complex surgical patients. We aim to help physician assistants develop keen judgment and technical abilities in different aspects of surgery, thus increasing their confidence in their chosen specialty. Additionally, PA residents will obtain clinical and didactic knowledge that would take years of on-the-job training to obtain, thus opening avenues of more professional opportunities to them with increasing autonomy and responsibility.

OUR MISSION: Our program is dedicated to innovation and the future of medicine by creating proficient and dedicated physician assistants capable of administering exceptional patient care in the surgical environment at a high volume tertiary care referral center.

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How To Apply:


  • January 31 – March 1: Online applications invited (If you have not applied so far and are interested, please do so immediately as this deadline is approaching)
  • Late March-Mid April: Interviews conducted virtually
  • Early May: Applicants notified of final selected candidates
  • August : PA Surgical Residency begins

Download PA Surgical Residency Application (Word Doc)

UF Department of Surgery
Education Office – Attn: Lilas Khashab
University of Florida College of Medicine
PO Box 100287
Gainesville, FL 32610-0287
Email [email protected]
Fax: (352) 265-3292
Phone: (352) 265-0916

Contact Information:

Program Director:

George J. Arnaoutakis, MD
Assistant Professor, UF Department of Surgery
University of Florida Health Sciences Center
1600 S.W. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610-0108

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    Feb 01, 2022

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    Gainesville, Florida

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