NAPA Members and the Navy PA Community: Due to a lack of command funding across the Navy for Navy PAs to attend the 2019 AAPA Annual Conference in Denver from May 18-22, NAPA will NOT to hold it’s annual NAPA meeting there this year, but will still hold a Navy PA and NAPA member social gathering during the AAPA Conference. The annual NAPA meeting will be moved to Portsmouth, VA this year to be held in conjunction with the NAPA East Symposium on October 16-17, 2019. An estimated 30 or more PAs will be in attendance. For those who cannot attend or are on the west coast we plan to broadcast the symposium via NAPA Facebook live video for all to tune in.  The date and time is still to be determined. Please stay tuned for specifics, once finalized we will be emailing our members, as well as posting for all to see on our NAPA website and NAPA Facebook page. Thank you. 

NAPA Elections 2019: The following positions are taking nominations for 2019 NAPA leadership positions: NAPA President-Elect, NAPA Student Director, NAPA-East and NAPA-West President, Vice-President and Secretary. If you know (or are) a Navy PA who wants to make a direct impact, please nominate them by 01 May 2019 to be considered. Please see our Leadership Opportunities page here for more information.

Navy PA Graduate Training: Emergency Medicine

Navy Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship Brochure 2015

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship Brief FY15

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship Brief FY14

Develop the Mastery of Resuscitation

  • The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship has been established to produce Physician Assistants formally trained in the specialty of emergency medicine, providing services to various elements of the operational forces and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
  • Current Navy Physician Assistants may apply.
  • The EMPA fellowship program mirrors the first 18 months of NMCSD EMED physician residency.
  • It follows an ACGME  program without the need to develop new academic, clinical, or procedural guidelines.
  • 4 Fellows per year, 18 month program.
    • Junior (first 12 months)
    • Senior (last 6 months)

Common Characteristics of Selectees:

  • Naval Officer:
    • Proven leadership
    • Performing above current rank
    • Competitive Fitness Reports
    • Leader of officers
    • Multi-tasking capable
    • Sound performance during deployment
    • LTJG and above
  • Physician Assistant:
    • Strong clinical acumen
    • Academically competitive in undergraduate/PA School program
    • >= 3 years of practice at time of starting school
    • Scholarly contribution


18 month program of instruction that emphasizes the practical development of specialized knowledge and clinical skills in Emergency Medicine.
PA Fellows rotate through various areas, including:

  • Emergency Medicine, NMCSD, 16 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine (Pediatric), Rady, 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine, Mercy, 8 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine, Pioneer’s (Brawley), 4 weeks
  • CT, NMCSD, 2 weeks
  • Ultrasound, NMCSD, 2 weeks
  • Anesthesia, Camp Pendleton, 4 weeks
  • Trauma, Mercy, 8 weeks
  • ICU/CCU, Scripps Green, 4 weeks
  • Orthopedics, NMCSD, 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN, NMCSD, 2 weeks
  • Burn Management, UCSD, 3 weeks
  • Toxicology, UCSD, 4 weeks
  • Ophthalmology, NMCSD, 2 weeks


  • Same as PGY-2/3
  • Initial 2 weeks Emergency Medicine Introduction
    • Lectures
    • Procedure Lab
    • Simulation Lab
  • Weekly Conferences
    • Lectures
    • Rosen’s Text Review – 8th Edition August 2013
    • Grand Rounds
  • Scholarly Activity
    • Research
    • Case Report
    • Journal Article
  • Monthly Simulator Laboratory (SIM LAB)
  • Supplemental Planned Educational Activities
    • Social Work
    • EMS
    • Tactical Medicine
    • ABLS
    • FCCS
  • Asynchronous learning
    • Podcasts
  • Monthly Journal Club
    • North, South, East, West Groups
  • Vivarium
  • Cadaver Lab

For additional information, see the documents linked above