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Section of Emergency Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Physician Assistant Fellowship

Overview

Baylor College of Medicine’s Section of Emergency Medicine has created a one-year emergency medicine fellowship for physician assistants seeking advanced training and experience in emergency medicine. Building upon PA’s generalist medical education, the fellowship will enable physician assistants to become an integral team member in the specialty field of emergency medicine. The fellowship is a complement to Baylor’s Emergency Medicine Physician Residency program, as PA fellows will benefit from didactic and clinical experiences that mirror EM physician residency training.

The fellowship’s primary site location is Ben Taub Hospital, a busy Level 1 trauma center in Houston, Texas. Ben Taub Hospital is a 650-bed facility that provides emergency services to over 100,000 patients per year. It is also one of only two trauma centers for Houston—the nation’s fourth largest city.

Objectives

  1. Prepare physician assistants for a career in emergency medicine as competent, highly functional members of the emergency healthcare team
  2. Provide physician assistants with further education, specialized clinical and professional experience that distinguishes them from non-specialty trained PAs

Program Details

The didactic portion begins with a month of orientation and skills workshops designed to provide introductory emergency medicine foundation for advanced education. Fellows will attend lectures that cover the core curriculum for emergency medicine (Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, Hematologic, Endocrine, HEENT, Ob/Gyn, Renal/GU, Pediatrics, Neurology, Dermatology, Toxicology).

Clinical time will be spent in various departments of Ben Taub Hospital’s EC under the supervision and direction of Baylor EC faculty. Fellows will provide direct patient care managing nonemergent patients, and will be directly supervised during the care of higher acuity and emergent patients. Clinical time will average 125 hours per month. Skills workshops, including ultrasound and procedural competencies, will be included throughout the year.

Salary & Benefits

  • A stipend of $50,000 annually and $1,000 CME funding is awarded annually.
  • Fellows are considered full-time employees of Baylor College of Medicine and are eligible for full medical, dental and disability benefits
  • Vacation is offered as part of the benefits package, but may not be taken during the first six months of employment.

Application Process

We offer a rolling admission process. Completed applications will include personal statement, Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Accepted applicants must complete credentialing process by Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an ARC-PA approved PA program
  • NCCPA Certification (or eligibility)
  • Texas licensure (or eligibility)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

View the Physician Assistant Fellowship brochure.

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