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University of Missouri Postgraduate Emergency Medicine PA Residency


Department of Emergency Medicine M562

University Hospital and Clinics


Columbia, MO 65212


Length of program 13 months

Class size  2

Starting date  Mid June

Ending date July 31 the following year




Michelle Seithel, PAC, MPAS

Program Director, EMPA Residency

Department of Emergency Medicine  M562

University Hospital DCO29.1

Columbia, MO 65212

seithelm@health.missouri.edu         573-884-4400



Chris Sampson, MD, FACEP

Medical Director



The University of Missouri Health Care System in Columbia, MO is offering an intense and rewarding post graduate residency for PAs in Emergency Medicine. The residency is a collaboration among University Hospital, Women’s and Children’s hospital, the school of medicine. Program begins in Mid-June with orientation- lectures, SIM labs, BLS, PALS, ACLS and ATLS option. Training will be along with the physician emergency medicine residents. The EMPA residents will work with and under the supervision of emergency medicine faculty attending physicians and emergency medicine physician assistants. Off service rotations supervision will be under the faculty attending physicians and physician assistants in that specialty.


Rotations will include experience in the Emergency Department, Women’s and Children’s emergency department, internal medicine wards, trauma surgery/surgical intensive care unit , anesthesia, radiology, ophthalmology, OB, EKG labs, orthopaedics.

PA residents will be trained to diagnose, treat and monitor critically ill and injured patients.

Hands on experience with central lines, arterial lines, intubations, lumbar puncture, bedside ultrasound, reductions, laceration repair.

Weekly didactic schedule with emergency medicine lectures every Thursday and additional lectures for the EMPA residents. SIM lab is utilized to not only learn procedure skills but mock patient scenarios in a learning environment. Monthly journal club meetings are presented by attending physicians and emergency medicine residents which discuss the most current and evidence based medicine. There are opportunities for research and publications.

Upon completion of the program the EMPA resident will be well prepared for a successful and rewarding career in emergency medicine in various emergency medicine setting academic, community, pediatric, etc.

A certificate of completion from the University of Missouri School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine will be awarded after successful graduation from the program.


Physician assistants must be NCCPA certified or eligible and must be able to obtain and maintain a Missouri Physician Assistant license, and University of Missouri Hospital credentials as a Physician Assistant. Completed application, $45 application fee and if chosen a personal onsite interview.

Application can be found at the University of Missouri Department of Emergency medicine web site



EMPA residents will receive a salary of $56,000/yr and all University of Missouri employee benefits including medical insurance, paid time off.

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