Kaweah Delta Medical Center Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship Program

Kaweah Delta Medical Center

Emergency  Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship Program

400 West Mineral King Ave.

Visalia, CA



Program Description

The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship at Kaweah Delta Medical Center (KDMC) is a 14-month intensive Post-graduate Training Program for Certified Physician Assistants in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. It offers PAs interested in advanced EM education and training the chance to learn in a structured and organized didactic and clinical environment.

Mission Statement

Kaweah Delta Medical Center provides central California with well trained and compassionate EM PAs. With a focus on clinical excellence, provider wellness and longevity, as well as the development of leadership qualities that will make graduates future leaders in their field.

Program Overview

The EMPA fellowship is a 14-month full-time paid fellowship, with 4 hours of weekly formal didactic sessions. Extensive Clinical Education and close supervision by CVVPA certified PAs and BC/BE EM physicians.

Curriculum will include introduction to Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Trauma Surgery, Emergency Ultrasound, Pediatrics with OB/GYN Cross Board, Mental Health and Intake Rotation.

Program also includes access to KDMC Medical Library and Clinical Key, SIM Lab, and QI/QA monthly meeting.

Financial Information

Stipend $45,000 annually

CEP Benefits: Health, 401K, Paid Time Off

Credentials Awarded

Upon successful completion of all the requirements at the end of fourteen months, the graduate will be awarded a certificate of completion, with opportunities available for CME.

Program Goals

The Fellow will gain the skill and knowledge needed to:

  • Rapidly evaluate the emergent and non-emergent patient
  • Develop and initiate a treatment plan
  • Organize and record pertinent data
  • Understand the role of the PA and the supervising Physician in the ED
  • Display professional leadership and management skills through the daily exercise of ethical decision making in the ED
  • Realize the multiple aspects of Emergency Medicine including: ED organization, administration, academics, research, and continuous quality improvement
  • Understand medical-legal issues as they relate to hospital based EM, pre-hospital EMS and community health system coordination
  • Continue to promote lifelong learning in medical education
  • Ensure longevity in the field of Emergency Medicine through a healthy personal and professional lifestyle


The EMPA Fellowship has modeled its curriculum from the American College of Graduate Medical Education and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (SEMPA) Standards for Clinical Postgraduate PA Programs.

Admission Timeline

  • Application Deadline: June 15th
  • Interviews: June-July
  • Selection of fellows: July
  • Provider Enrollment Process: August-October
  • Online Training: October 1st
  • Clinical Start Date: November 1st
  • Completion Date: December 31st (following year)

Application Information

The EMPA Fellowship application is available at:


For more information, contact:

Melissa Nunez

CEP America

(510) 350-2859


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