No, only the top applicants are selected for an interview.
Each year our program becomes more competitive. We received approximately 150 applications in 2020.
Not for the application process. Official transcripts will be required during the onboarding process if selected.
We will reach out to each reference individually on your behalf. References will be asked to fill out an evaluation and provide any written feedback. The process is similar to the CASPA Application.
No, however there are several affordable housing options in the medical center and around Houston.
Yes, you may defer your loans while in the training program.
Anyone with a passion for emergency medicine and a desire to gain further knowledge and experience in EM is encouraged to apply. Prior ER or EMS experience along with good grades and letters of recommendation are also a plus.
Yes, fellows receive dedicated training in pediatrics, orthopedics, and ultrasound.
Fellows typically work 44 hours a week clinically plus didactic activities and self study.
No, Texas Medical License, NCCPA, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS certifications are required before matriculation into the program. They are not required to apply. You may work on these certifications during the onboarding process. However, you will not be granted privileges until complete.
1-2 applicants are accepted each interview season.
We recommend applying to the interview date that is closest to your graduation date.
No, anyone seeking to gain experience in emergency is encouraged to apply.
No, we are currently exploring accreditation.
No, this is a certificate program.
Currently no. Our future goal is to become an accredited postgraduate PA program. Once there are more defined accreditation standards we well explore the opportunity to expand to NPs.
None, this term is used interchangeably for post graduate PA training. Our program has decided to use the term fellow to help distinguish between resident physicians.
Yes, we do an excellent job training our fellows and would like to retain as many as possible. However, a full time position is not guaranteed after completion of the fellowship. Fellows are required to apply for staff position and are hired based on department needs available positions.