Applying to the Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency
- Graduation from a PA Program approved by the ARC-PA
- Master's Degree
- National Certification by the NCCPA. New graduates may receive acceptance pending successful completion of the PANCE.
- Current DEA license (Applicants will be considered if eligible for DEA license.)
- Massachusetts PA licensure or eligibility. Must be licensed within 30 days of the program start.
- All applicants must fulfill Baystate's Appointment Requirements for Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residents.
- The PA residency is a 12 month post graduate certificate program. The residency will begin on July 1, 2016. All applicants must be available to start institutional orientation the last week of June.
- Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2015.
The application package consists of:
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Official copies of college and PA Program transcripts sent directly to the program
- Three professional letters of recommendation. For new graduates, one letter must be from your PA Program Director.
- Personal Essay: a one page letter of introduction containing a biography and a statement that describes your reason for pursuing residency training as a physician assistant in Emergency Medicine.
Mail the application package to:
Tara Rivest, Program Administrator
Att: Tala Elia, Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
- After all of your information has been received and the application file is complete, your candidacy will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee and selections will be made for a formal interview.
- Interviews will be held in February 2016.
Contact for Questions
Tala Elia, MD, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org