Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship 

Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies - Emergency Medicine (DScPAS-EM) Physician Assistant Residency Program

The U.S. Army – Baylor University DScPAS-EM Residency Program provides active duty military Physician Assistants the opportunity to develop advanced competencies in Emergency Medicine (EM) while participating in the evidence-based clinical management of patients with a wide variety of critical illnesses and injuries at military treatment facilities and local civilian hospitals.

Learning to stabilize critically ill or injured patients in the emergency room teaches core skills required to stabilize ill and injured warfighters on the battlefield. This knowledge and experience are what make the DScPAS-EM program invaluable to military physician assistants. More importantly, this same knowledge and experience distinguish the Emergency Medicine trained PA as invaluable to supervising physicians, commanders, and units.

Program Information

The eighteen-month Residency is modeled after the three-year Emergency Medicine Physician Residency. The DScPAS-EM Residency Program research focus culminates by the successful defense of an original research project and manuscript and assisting with ongoing EM Physician Resident and EM staff design and projects.

The EMPA Residents develop advanced clinical competencies in Emergency Medicine as they work under EM DSc PA faculty and board-certified Emergency Medicine Physicians with extensive Emergency Medicine experience. They also experience a wide range of educational opportunities while working with trauma surgeons, pediatric EM physicians, internists, anesthesiologists, and additional specialty physicians and PAs.


The Residency curriculum includes several structured learning opportunities such as participation in didactic classwork, research, lectures, in-services, examinations, oral boards, teaching conferences, clinical rotations, journal clubs, and case presentations. The curriculum is designed to provide each resident with a broad base of knowledge in emergency medicine.

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