Vituity Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship
at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

(909) 580-2178

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
400 North Pepper Avenue
Suite 1M107
Colton, CA 92324

Fellowship start: November 1
Application deadline: May 31
Length of program: 14 months
Class size: 16
Website: https://www.vituity.com/careers/advanced-providers/empa-fellowship/arrowhead-regional-medical-center

Contact Information

Dennis Tankersley, PA-C
Program Director

Louis Tran, MD, FACEP
Chairman/Medical Director

The Vituity Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is designed to expand your knowledge and refine your skills in the practice of emergency medicine by building on a foundation of primary care through the structured education of NCCPA certified Physician Assistants in the specialty of Emergency Medicine.


Vituity’s EMPA Fellowship was founded in 2009 at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a 465-bed, state-of-the-art teaching facility based in Colton, California. The hospital is certified as a level II trauma center and features a burn center. Emergency providers at Arrowhead care for 400 patients daily with a wide range of acuity levels.

  • Applications accepted year-round; interviews in Summer
  • Fellowship begins October with online training
  • Clinical training begins each November and runs 14 months


Emergency medicine provides a wide range of case diversity and the opportunity to have immediate impact on patients’ health, as well as a fast-paced, collaborative environment in which teamwork is critical. Working in a crisis-driven environment can be challenging for new Physician Assistant (PA) graduates and/or for PAs who are accustomed to working in an appointment-based practice. At ARMC, Vituity offers a unique Fellowship program designed to expand the PA’s knowledge of the discipline of emergency medicine, refine the skills required for quality emergency care, and prepare for this very rewarding career. The program goals include:

  • Rapidly evaluate the emergent and non-emergent patient
  • Develop and initiate a treatment plan
  • Understand required therapeutic modalities necessary for emergent management
  • Appropriately deposition the ED patient


Fellows receive hands-on clinical training, mentorship; and weekly didactic classroom instruction founded in a structured, pedagogical curriculum. EMPA Fellows are closely supervised by a team of NCCPA certified Physician Assistants as well as Board-Certified Emergency Physicians. Fellows rotate through other hospital-based specialties such as:

  • Orthopedic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services (Pre-hospital care)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Community EDs
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Anesthesia
  • Correctional Facility
  • Pain Management

They also enjoy 3 weeks of paid time off.

The EMPA Fellowship includes 4 hours each week of dedicated formal didactic training and discussion with encouraged feedback and interaction from all Fellows. This portion of the training includes:
• Procedure workshops
• Cool case presentation
• Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M)
• Grand Round Conference


Upon acceptable completion of all requirements of the EMPA Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, the graduate will be awarded a certificate of completion. The graduate will also receive a minimum of 200 Category 1 CME.


  • There is no fee or tuition for the pr
  • Stipend $45,000 annually, including 3 weeks of vacation
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k
  • Student loan deferral


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Founded in 1975, Vituity is one of the largest independent physician-owned Partnerships, with more than 2700 providers at over 100 practice locations across the U.S. As a result, Vituity cares for over 5 million patients annually. Our multispecialty services span the Acute Care Continuum, and include emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, ambulatory and urgent care, and post-acute care.

Contact us about the EMPA Fellowship today!
Call 800.842.2619 or visit https://www.vituity.com/careers/advanced-providers/empa-fellowship/arrowhead-regional-medical-center