The Physician Assistant fellowship program is a 12 month didactic and clinical training program that will both model and compliment our current orthopaedics fellowship, primary care fellowship, and surgical residency programs established at the Detroit Medical Group.
The fellow will have access to a wide variety of physicians during his or her training as well as state of the art equipment and resources.
Our multi-specialty orthopaedics group consists of 18 attending physicians, comprised of surgeons and primary care sports medicine doctors, as well as 4 physician assistants.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Excellent and appropriate patient care is priority – always.
- Optimize efficiency in the management of patient injury in both the clinics and operating suites. Assist in the development of patient care ‘processes’ and ‘protocols’ that maximizes each patient’s timely recovery.
- Work as a team with the other physicians, PAs, therapists, residents, fellows, nurses, medical assistants, radiologic and surgical techs, and all other ancillary staff – all play a role and all are important to the eventual outcome of the patient.
- Upon completion, will have an in-depth understanding of multiple subspecialties within orthopaedics, demonstrate highly effective physical exam skills, critical thinking, decision making, and operative techniques including first assist.
- Retain highly qualified and educated PAs who wish to continue enhancing their skills and education.
Our program will consist of a 12 month integrated didactic and clinical curriculum. Our didactics will be based around our current orthopaedic surgical residents and sports medicine fellows. Our clinical rotations will be grouped into 4 week modules based on subspecialty. The fellows will participate in outpatient clinics, inpatient rounding, first-assist in the operating room, exposure to radiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and sports rehabilitation. Experiences include but are not limited to sports medicine, arthroplasty, trauma, hand, and pediatrics. An in-depth orientation and computer/ EMR training will occur during the first clinical rotation.
University and Institutional Affiliations
- Detroit Medical Center
- Wayne State University
We will be accepting 2 PA fellows per year. Our program will begin on July 1st of each year. Admission will be on a rolling basis. Interviews will take place in April of each starting year. An interview will be awarded based on evaluation of the applicants CV, educational transcripts, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. PA fellows who are accepted must apply for a Michigan License. All applications can be emailed or mailed to the DMC Sports Medicine address listed on this page.
- Graduate from a ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program
- NCCPA certified (may apply and interview if eligible)
- Transcripts from physician assistant program
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Current CV
- Personal statement
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a certificate of completion. CME as approved by the AMA and Wayne State University will be awarded following participation at the Visiting Lectures and Sports Medicine Symposium.
PA fellows accepted into the program will be hired as full-time employees of the Detroit Medical Group. They will be eligible for full medical and dental coverage, time-off, and other full-time employee benefits.
Housing is arranged by individual fellows.
Kaitlyn Hefferan PA-C