The EMPA Fellowship centers on the patient as the most important part of the educational focus. Therefore, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, providing consumer-friendly service, and promoting the general health of the community. The CEP America EMPA Fellowship at Kaweah Delta provides clinical and didactic instruction. The curriculum is structured on the American College of Graduate Medical Education and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Standards for Clinical Postgraduate PA Programs.

Didactic Instruction

The didactic segment of the EMPA Fellowship at Kaweah Delta includes 5 hours each week of formal training and discussion with encouraged feedback and interaction from all Fellows. This portion of the training includes:
  • Procedure workshops: hands-on training in a variety of procedures
  • Case presentations: interesting patient cases selected by the PA
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M): interesting and pedagogical cases are reviewed and discussed in a confidential forum
  • Grand Round Conference: fascinating cases are presented by each EMPA Fellow including a lecture of the disease process identified and treatment rendered
  • Leadership role as appointed Chief Fellow

Clinical Practicum

The clinical practicum is focused on hands-on training. Rotations include 48 weeks in emergency medicine, with emergency ultrasound. During the emergency rotations, Fellows are closely supervised by a Physician Assistant, as well as board-certified or board-eligible emergency physicians who are certified by the ABEM and/or the AOBEM. 
In addition, Fellows rotate through in-house, hospital-based specialties, such as:
  • Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • OB/Gyn
  • Pediatrics
  • Ultrasonography