Pediatric Surgical Physician Assistant Residency Program

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A Look Into Our Surgical PA Residency

1 Year Contract (52 weeks)

  • 1 week hospital orientation
  • 13 weeks general surgery

Robotics Training

  • 12 weeks orthopedics
  • 8 weeks hospital medicine

PICU, NICU, EM

  • 4 weeks plastic & craniofacial surgery
  • 4 weeks urology
  • 2 weeks Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • 4 weeks elective
  • CT surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology or repeat of core rotation

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Benefits

Full time employee benefits

  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • PTO (4 weeks)
  • Numerous CME opportunities
  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • DEA reimbursement

You will also recieve meal vouchers to use in our cafeteria.

About Our Hospital in Florida

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida (NCHFL) is a state-of-the-art freestanding pediatric tertiary care facility located in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City. The hospital is part of Nemours Children’s Health and funded by the Nemours Foundation. The hospital is currently operating 130 inpatient beds serving pediatric patients from birth to 18 years as well as a 20-bed Emergency Department that served over 40,000 visits during the past academic year. The institution has more than 180 pediatric medical and surgical faculty physicians caring for an incredibly vulnerable and diverse patient population from across central Florida.

As an institution, NCHFL has received national recognition for its quality, safety and technology infrastructure as evidenced by receiving the Leapfrog Group Award 5 times since opening its doors. Furthermore, NCH has made the "Most Wired" list on multiple occasions and has been designated as a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 7 organization, which acknowledges the highest level of achievement awarded to an organization in regard to improving patient safety, increasing patient satisfaction, support of the clinical teams and ensuring data security.

Virtual Tour of Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida

Get a sense of what it's like at our amazing hospital.

Living in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City

Just steps from the hospital doors, you’ll discover the beautiful Lake Nona Town Center, which serves as the hub of Lake Nona. As a regional shopping and entertainment destination, Lake Nona Town Center has a distinct pulse where residents and visitors gather to socialize and unwind. It serves as the perfect fit for both young single professionals and families alike. The Town Center features boutiques, hotels, public art and event venues to inspire and delight. This modern-day entertainment destination includes the Lake Nona Wave Hotel — the world’s most technologically-advanced hotel, the Lake Nona Performance Club, world-renowned art collection on display in the Lake Nona Sculpture Garden, multiple office buildings, Courtyard by Marriott® and Residence Inn, parking garages defined by iconic art installations, Boxi Park at Lake Nona, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Park Pizza & Brewing Co., Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, Ivory Salon and The Master Barber Experience, and more.

Orlando, Florida

Orlando is the most-visited city in the nation. It’s the home of Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios, SeaWorld® Orlando, Disney Springs, and Downtown Orlando — all accessible by car within 30 minutes of Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida.

Orlando is much more than a tourist destination for theme parks. It is exploding with art and culture. The Dr. Phillips Center hosts ballet, opera, comedy, musicals, jazz and theater. There is dining ranging from James Beard award-winning chefs preparing meals for a sophisticated palate to the food truck scene with adventurous culinary delights. Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club, and hosts many national and international sporting competitions. The Orlando Museum of Art tops the list of museums in the area, but there are photography, folk art and sculpture exhibitions throughout the region.

These are just a few of the reasons that Forbes and U.S. News & World Report have ranked it among the top cities to live. Among the varied communities, you’ll find everything from devoutly religious to casually spiritual. Also, Orlando is one of the fastest growing Spanish-speaking cities in America. There’s also celebration and support of the LGBTQ+ community, with plenty of events, like Gay Days at Disney World.

There is no state income tax in Florida. For more data about living in Orlando, such as current details on housing costs and school rankings, go to Sperling’s Best Places.

NCHFL is conveniently located 7 miles from Orlando International Airport. In less than 1 hour, you can escape to Cocoa Beach, embark on a cruise from Port Canaveral, or launch a boat in one of Central Florida’s many nature-rich lakes. The day trips described on Florida Backroads Travel can all be reached within 100 miles. View them at your leisure at Florida Backroads Travel.

Leadership

Meet Our Leadership

Tamarah Westmoreland, MD, PhD, Program Director

Anais Andara PA-C, Program Co-Director

Ty Reutebuch, PA-C, Program Co-Director

 

How to Apply

Application Requirements

  1. Complete Nemours Children’s Health Surgical Residency Program application on pages 2–4.
  2. Include a 1-page typed personal statement describing yourself, your background and why you desire a career in pediatric surgical subspecialties.
  3. Include a copy of your current CV.
  4. Include scans of your current BLS and PALS cards.
  5. Submit three letters of professional recommendation on behalf of your application; one must be from your program director. May be sent via email or as an attachment to this application.
  6. Please send your completed application with the above documents to: michelle.pizarro@nemours.org
    If necessary to submit as regular mail, please send to this address:
    Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida
    c/o Anais Andara PA-C
    6535 Nemours Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32827
  7. If you a have any questions regarding our program, you may email: anais.andara@nemours.org or ty.reutebuch@nemours.org

2024–2025 Event Timeline

Application Open: March 1, 2024
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Interview Dates: April/May 2024
Selection Notification: May 31, 2024
Commitment Deadline: June 15, 2024
Start Date: October 1, 2024 *
Program End Date: September 30, 2025*
*Tentative