NFO Internship Certification Program for Physician Assistants

What is the NFO Internship Certification Program?

The Network of Florida Otolaryngologists (NFO) has recognized and addressed for decades the looming shortage in trained otolaryngologists and that physician assistants (PA) can help successfully alleviate that problem. Since the late 1990s, the NFO has supported and encouraged the progression of the partnership between otolaryngologists and physician assistants. The NFO Certification Program for PA Excellence in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery is a postgraduate program for PAs in order to facilitate their integration into the otolaryngology environment.

 

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Course Outline

The NFO PA Internship shall provide both clinical and didactic training in five phases that will cover all core areas of expertise in the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.

The NFO PA Internship will be an unpaid ninety (90) day internship designed for current PA students, new PA graduates or a graduate PA wishing to work in otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery.

Physician Assistants successfully completing the internship will receive a Certificate of Completion along with documentation of skills acquired and at least 28 Cat 1 CME.

Faculty

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Nathan E. Nachlas, MD
Medical Director

Jose’ C. Mercado, PA-C, MMS, DFAAPA, CPAAPA
Program Director

Application

Proposed start date: September 6, 2019
Interview Process: Personal interviews with qualified applicants either in person or via teleconference completed no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program.
Application Review: Qualified applicants identified and verified no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program.
Application Begins: Open application process May 6, 2019
Selection criteria: The ideal applicant will be a well-rounded clinician. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be a great communicator. Additionally, they will be able to learn and process complex processes and require minimal supervision.

Please submit the following to Dawn Villacci via email or the form below:

  1. Personal statement no longer than 500 words on why you should be considered for this internship.
  2. Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) showing PA Program GPA.
  3. No more than three (3) letters of reference.

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