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.
AdventHealth Transplant Institute is high volume center offering the full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgical care. In addition to revascularization, valve, and aortic surgery, the Postgraduate residency program will be have an emphasis on mechanical circulatory support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and heart and lung transplant surgery.