Fellowship Spotlight: Albany Medical Center Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine
The Albany Medical Center Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine provides clinical and didactic training aimed at postgraduate physician assistants (PAs) looking to pursue careers as emergency medicine PAs. Located at Albany Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center holding 734 beds, fellows get an opportunity to interact with hundreds of residents and over 600 physicians. There are 45 beds in the emergency department, which has the only pediatric specific emergency department in the state.
Both brand new PA graduates and seasoned professionals can benefit from this opportunity to become more educated in the emergency medicine specialty, hone diagnostic skills, and gain experience with procedures relevant to the specialty. The program offers subspecialty rotation opportunities in addition to general emergency medicine training.
Track options include community medicine, rural medicine, academics, and more. Training through this program mirrors training given to emergency medicine residents.
The Albany Medical Center Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine program offers experience in adult emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, toxicology, emergency medical services, surgical ICU, ultrasound, cardiology, radiology, trauma, and orthopedics. The program also offers forensic examiner training in regards to sexual assault, as well as life support training. Working on research and publications, journal club, didactic conferences, procedure workshops, and simulations, are all part of the program.
The Albany Medical Center Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Fellowship in Emergency Medicine is 12 months.
Fellows are provided a $50,000 stipend, a $1,000 CME allowance, and a full benefits package. The program will cover DEA and NY state PA licensure fees as well as life support certification fees.
This fellowship is located in Albany, NY
Eligibility and How to Apply
Applicants must hold a PA degree from an ARC-PA accredited program and be certified by the NCCPA. If the applicant is a new graduate who is not yet certified, they may apply pending passage of the PANCE exam. PANCE scores must be sent over by the NCCPA as part of application to the fellowship. Applicants must hold a full DEA license by the time the program starts, if they don’t hold one at the time of application they must be eligible. PA licensure or eligibility for PA licensure in New York is also required. The following materials must also be submitted:
- Three professional recommendation letters (new grads can submit one from their program director)
- Personal essay
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Must be interviewed
- Rotation and other evaluations are a plus but are not required
- Completed application
You can learn more about how to apply on the Albany Medical College website.
The program accepts applications starting in November with a start date around the following October. Interviews are conducted during the spring.
Page last updated in April 2022.