Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Thoracic Physician Assistant Fellowship

    CT Fellows

    We offer a 12-month postgraduate Physician Assistant Fellowship Program that is linked to the only Thoracic Surgery Residency Program in the state of Iowa. As a Thoracic Physician Assistant resident you will have the opportunity to specialize in the field of Thoracic surgery while working alongside physician residents and seasoned clinicians at one of the top medical centers in the country.

    Our fundamental philosophy is to:

    • Train Thoracic Physician Assistants with the core competencies and skills sets allowing them to practice in any adult or pediatric surgical setting, including OR, and inpatient (SICU, PICU)
    • Provide flexibility in training to meet individualized learning needs
    • Foster academic Thoracic surgery through scientific discovery, expertise in Thoracic surgery subspecialties, and peer-to-peer learning