Physician Assistant (PA) Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgical Residency

Physician Assistant (PA) Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgical Residency

Newly established, with a first expected graduating class in fall of 2021, the residency program is a 12-month didactic and clinical training program for State-of-Florida licensed, and Nationally Board-Certified PAs who are specializing in cardiothoracic transplant surgery. The program expands, and builds upon the basic training foundation provided during PA school to help prepare the resident for a career in cardiothoracic surgery. The PA Residents participate in all phases of care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care, in both in-patient and out-patient settings.

Upon completion, the PA Resident will have an in-depth understanding of general cardiac surgery with sub-specialty knowledge concentration in heart failure surgical options including: mechanical circulatory assist devices, transplantation, and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. The successful graduate will develop intensive care unit and step-down unit clinical management skills, and independent first assistant operative skills.

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Applications must be graduates of an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program and be eligible for, or have passed, the NCCPA Board exam. Residents must obtain a Florida License upon acceptance into the program and undergo the standard AdventHealth pre-employment process. Current BLS and ACLS certification is required.

Selection Criteria

Residents will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Completion and submission of all Application Components
  • Personal Interview (Applicants will be screened for a limited number of interview spots based on materials submitted)
  • Work and life experience
  • Education and academic records
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

How To Apply:

  • Completed Application form
  • Application Fee $25.00
  • Personal Statement – 1 page in length, expressing career goals and source of interest in cardiothoracic surgery
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation: For recent graduates, 1 Letter must be from the PA Program Director. For established PAs, 1 letter must be from the current employer
  • Official PA Program Transcripts

Application Deadline: March 15th

Contact Information:

Bradford Ledzian, Program Director
2415 North Orange Avenue
Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32804


[email protected]

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    Feb 21, 2023

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    Orlando, Florida

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