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Applying to the Emergency Medicine Advanced Practitioner Residency

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a PA Program accredited by the ARC-PA or an FNP Program accredited by the CCNE
  • Master’s Degree
  • National Certification by the NCCPA—New graduates may receive acceptance pending successful completion of the PANCE or FNP-BC
  • 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 Advanced Practitioner Residents.
  • The AP Residency is a 12-month post graduate certificate program. The residency begins on July 1. All applicants must be available to start institutional orientation the last week of June.

Application Dates

  • Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020.

Application Process

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
Attn: Michele Schroeder, MD, Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street , S5427
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 are held from February through March.

Contact for Questions

Tara Rivest