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Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant US ARMY/AIR FORCE BAYLOR DSC


The US Army/ Air Force-Baylor Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Residency is an 18 month program that incorporates a variety of clinical rotations, formal didactic instruction, and research. The residency prepares the EMPA to evaluate, diagnose, and stabilize those conditions which pose an immediate threat to life and limb. The US Army/ Air Force EMPA Residency is unique in that it exists within an established Emergency Medicine Residency (San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium/SAUSHEC) which enhances educational and research opportunities. In 2007, in collaboration with the sponsoring institution, Baylor University, the EMPA Residency was approved as the first Doctorate of Science (DSc) degree producing program specifically for PA's. In 2011, the US Army-Baylor residency expanded to partner with the United States Air Force (USAF) to form a joint training in order to provide additional emergency medicine physician assistants to support global missions and beneficiaries.


To provide a formal educational environment to facilitate development of emergency medicine physician assistants and clinical scientists to better serve Military Health System beneficiaries. To practice evidence-based medicine and conduct clinical research to benefit MHS beneficiaries, the U.S. Army and Air Force Medical Departments, and the physician assistant profession.


Be the premier post professional physician assistant residency program in the country, establishing the standard for clinical education by the pursuit of clinical excellence through professional development and scientific inquiry.

Candidates for admission to the program must:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in one of the allied health disciplines.
  • Must be Active Duty Army or Air Force, with a minimum of 4 years (Army) or 2 years (Air Force) active commissioned service as a Physician Assistant.
  • Must meet the entrance requirements of the Graduate School of Baylor

Contact Us

U.S. Army Graduate Education Manager

210-221-7000 office

3599 Winfield Scott Road
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6138

U.S. Army/ Air Force-Baylor EMPA Residency Directors

Army Point of Contact: 210-916-8980 office

3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Air Force Point of Contact:
210-916-1983 office
210-916-7142 office

3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

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