|The US Army/ Air Force-Baylor Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Residency
||JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX||18 months|
EMPA US ARMY/AIR FORCE BAYLOR DSC
The US Army/ Air Force-Baylor Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Residency is an 18 month program that incorporates a variety of clinical rotations, formal didactic instruction, and research. The residency prepares the EMPA to evaluate, diagnose, and stabilize those conditions which pose an immediate threat to life and limb. The US Army/ Air Force EMPA Residency is unique in that it exists within an established Emergency Medicine Residency (San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium/SAUSHEC) which enhances educational and research opportunities. In 2007, in collaboration with the sponsoring institution, Baylor University, the EMPA Residency was approved as the first Doctorate of Science (DSc) degree producing program specifically for PA’s. In 2011, the US Army-Baylor residency expanded to partner with the United States Air Force (USAF) to form a joint training in order to provide additional emergency medicine physician assistants to support global missions and beneficiaries.
To provide a formal educational environment to facilitate development of emergency medicine physician assistants and clinical scientists to better serve Military Health System beneficiaries. To practice evidence-based medicine and conduct clinical research to benefit MHS beneficiaries, the U.S. Army and Air Force Medical Departments, and the physician assistant profession.
Be the premier post professional physician assistant residency program in the country, establishing the standard for clinical education by the pursuit of clinical excellence through professional development and scientific inquiry.