Texas Children's Hospital seeks qualified applicants to train in extensive Physician Assistant Fellowship Program

HOUSTON - (Aug. 20, 2015) - Texas Children's Hospital's Surgery Physician Assistant (PA) Fellowship is currently accepting applications. The fellowship is a 12-month didactic and clinical program designed to extensively train physician assistants to become leaders in all areas of pediatric surgery. For more information on Texas Children's pediatric surgical fellowship visit texaschildrens.org/surgerypafellow.

As the first-of-its-kind in the country, Texas Children's PA fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for the fellow to gain hands-on experience and explore the full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties including: congenital heart surgery, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma, urology and an innovative new addition, surgical hospitalists.

Led by Dr. Larry Hollier, chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children's,Ryan Krasnosky, PA-C, academic director, Kristen Daniels, PA-C, and Jordan McAndrews, fellowship coordinator, the one-year program includes 10 months of clinical pediatric surgical subspecialty experience and one month of basic laboratory research. The fellow will then be able to elect which surgical division they would like to focus their training on for the remainder of the program. Training will be provided in clinics, on the surgical floors and in the operating room and will involve pre-, intra- and post-operative care.

Applicants can contactMcAndrewsat 832-826-6294orjlmcandr@texaschildrens.org. The application deadline isOct. 8, 2015with the program startingJan. 18, 2016.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.