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To qualify for the Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship program, eligible candidates must have: 

  • Graduated from a PA Program prior to matriculation into the program 
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or be eligible to sit for the PANCE  
  • PA license from the Texas Board of Medicine preferable.

Application Requirements

  • Completed career application with current Curriculum Vitae 
  • One-page personal statement focusing on why you are interested in the Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship program    
  • One professional recommendation letter

Class of 2024-2025 Application Timeline

  • Length of program: 12 months
  • Program size; 6 PA Fellows- 2 Cohorts per year
  • Application Deadline for Fall cohort: June 2024
  • Application Deadline for Spring cohort: October 2024


Selected applicants will be invited for either an in-person or virtual interview based on evidence of adaptability, initiation, enthusiasm, personal aspirations, motivational fit, interpersonal skills, and a strong desire for further develop of their pediatric surgical skills and knowledge.  

  • Fall cohort: October start – 3 PA Fellows
  • Spring Cohort: March start – 3 PA Fellows
  • Interview for Fall cohort: May 2024 and June 2024
  • Interview for Spring cohort: September 2024 and October 2024


All candidates will be notified in writing of the admission committee’s decision  

Candidates who have been interviewed are notified of the admission committee's decision 30 days following the final interview date.

Candidates may confirm their place in the class by written acceptance sent directly to the Program Coordinator following admission notification.  

Candidates who have been interviewed and not offered a position in the program will be ranked on an alternate list. The highest ranked candidate on the alternate list would be notified if an identified candidate withdrew from the program prior to their start date.


Inquiries regarding admissions, application process, or structure of the program should be directed to:  

Magda C. Gonzalez, PA Fellowship Academic Coordinator
Texas Children’s Hospital, Department of Surgery  
Email: mcgonzal@texaschildrens.org 
Phone: 832-822-6889