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Physician's Assistant Surgical Residency Program New Britain General campus
(860) 224-5513

(860) 224-5713

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Admission requirements and selection criteria

  • Graduation from a P.A. program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher
  • National certification by the NCPA. New graduates may be accepted pending successful completion of PANC exam
  • Official transcripts from colleges/universities and P.A. program
  • Copies of BLS and ALS certifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • CT state P.A. licensure and controlled substance registration (Failure to obtain either voids residency training offer.)
  • Three letters of recommendation. For new graduates, one must be from their program director.
  • Personal interview
  • 2 personal essays: One explaining what applicant expects to gain from the residency; the second explaining personal strengths and weaknesses.

Selection criteria

  • Strong interest in general surgery
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as noted by essays and personal interview
  • Excellent letters of reference
  • Strong academic ability
  • Exceptional ability to function within team model