The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency is an 18-month program that strives to equip physician assistants with the clinical experiences and didactic teaching that will enable them to practice high-quality, evidence based emergency medicine. Our graduates will have comfort and competence in the care of critically ill patients, the broad scope of emergent presentations, and the skills necessary to be leaders in their profession.
We strive to recruit PA’s who are advocates for their patients, tireless learners, and enthusiastic about working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. We admit two residents per year for the program to begin in late June.
Applications open October 1st, 2016 and close February 1st, 2017. Interviews will take place in early February or early March. Program to begin June 2017
Our curriculum blends didactic and clinical experience across the spectrum of emergency medicine and associated service lines to give PA residents a tremendous breadth and depth of clinical knowledge. The 18-month program is split into nineteen 4-week training blocks, and begins with a dedicated orientation month predominantly shared with the incoming EM physician interns. Weekly conference time is provided throughout the program with weekly 5 hour didactic conferences, with one conferences per month being simulation focused. PA specific education is given bi-monthly by the EMPA Program Director and/or Medical Director.
Our curriculum highlights the strengths of our Emergency Department. PA residents are exposed to critically ill patients in our high acuity level I trauma center in the main ED, they participate in two ICU rotations, and have a dedicated month in our Emergency Department Resuscitation Unit. PA residents have the opportunity to pursue elective time with our world class faculty in EMS, Wilderness Medicine, education and research. We aim to fulfill the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants Postgraduate Training and Practice Guidelines.