Emory Urology’s Tania Wieker Solomon, MMSc, PA-C , is leading the way in establishing a Physician Assistant residency program in urology at Emory School of Medicine. This 12-month full-time program will lead to a residency certificate for two residents each year. The mission is to provide a broad-based educational experience whereby a certified physician assistant is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions. The physician assistant resident program emphasizes patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism. Objectives include exposure to patients in an outpatient, inpatient, and surgical settings, with peri-operative involvement, to promote and enable the resident to gain the confidence and experience necessary to practice in a urology setting of their choice.
Physician Assistant residents will rotate through a variety of settings: outpatient clinics, outpatient surgery and procedures, operating room, and inpatient service. Rotation sites are the Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic and Winship Cancer Institute and include both clinical and didactic components. The Emory School of Medicine is affiliated with multiple area hospitals including Grady Memorial Hospital (a level 1 trauma center), Emory Midtown Hospital and the Atlanta Veterans Medical Center. The Emory System utilizes and supports physician assistants, moreover, the Emory University Physician Assistant Program consistently rated within the top five programs for over ten years by U.S. News & World Report.