Apply to PA Surgical Residency

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Norwalk Hospital/Yale PA Surgical Residency Program.

The PA Surgical Residency is a 12-month postgraduate certificate program for NCCPA eligible/certified Physician Assistants who will hold a Bachelor’s degree minimum by the start of the residency year. To complete your application, please email the following to  by March 15th:

  • Completed application form (download here)
  • Current resume
  • A one page typewritten narrative stating why you are interested in becoming a Surgical PA
  • Three current signed professional letters of recommendation – one from your PA Program Director, Academic or Clinical Coordinator. Your references need to email the signed letter directly to Please have them call/email us directly, if they cannot be sent by mail.
  • All College and PA program transcripts (official copies sent directly from the schools) – we strongly recommend electronic transcripts. If schools do not have e-transcript services, please mail the transcript to the following address – this address is only for transcripts, please do not mail your application.

Admissions Committee
Norwalk Hospital/Yale PA Surgical Residency Program
34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06850

  • Official copy of NCCPA scores (if certified) – sent directly by e-mail from NCCPA
  • Check for $35 payable to “PA Surgical Residency” to cover the application processing fee.

The application deadline is March 15th each year for September entry to the program. As application files are completed, they will be reviewed and selection will be made for formal interview. If you have any questions regarding the program and/or the admissions process, please feel free to contact me.


Richard Cassa, PA-C
Program Director



Click here for Surgical PA Residency Application Form