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UNM Emergency Medicine PA Residency 2020-2021 Cycle

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The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to announce that we are accepting applicants now for our 2020-2021 class. Applications will close Jan 15th, 2020. Our class will start the last week of June, 2018 for an 18-month program for 2 residents. This year we have expanded our eligibility to applicants graduating an ARC-PA accredited program prior to May 31st, 2020. We strive to equip physician assistants with the clinical experiences and didactic teaching that will enable them to practice high-quality, evidence based emergency medicine. Our graduates will have comfort and competence in the care of critically ill patients, the broad scope of emergent presentations, and the skills necessary to be leaders in their profession. 


Cirriculum (# of 4 week blocks)

  • Dedicated Orientation Block (1)
  • Adult ED, including dedicated longitudinal block in ED Resus Unit (8)
  • Community ED (1)
  • Peds ED (2)
  • Medical ICU (1)
  • Surgical ICU (1)
  • Combined US/Anesthesia (1)
  • Cardiology (1)
  • Orthopedics (1)
  • Toxicology (1/2)
  • OB/GYN (1/2)
  • Electives (2)


  • $57,000 yearly salary
  • Access to health, vision, dental, disability insurance with employer matching
  • Contribution to retirement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid travel and registration SEMPA 360 conference
  • SEMPA membership
  • $500 per year CME allowance
  • ATLS, FCCS, and dedicated airway course in orientation


  • New Mexico's only level 1 trauma center, academic hospital and children's hospital
  • Tertiary referral center for large rural state, with high acuity patients
  • Easy access to outdoor activities, climbing, biking, skiing, as well as wonderful food and culture
  • Nationally recognized faculty in EMS, Critical Care, Wilderness Medicine, Simulation and many other areas

Applications Open: October 1st, 2019

Applications Close: January 15th, 2020

Website: http://emed.unm.edu/education/prospective-applicants/physician-assistant-residency-in-emergency-medicine.html

E-mail: cpkalan@salud.unm.edu

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  • 7 months later...

Thank you for posting this information, I am entering my clinical year of PA school and very interested in EM residencies. My biggest question for you would be if I'm eligible to apply if my PA school graduation date is June 19th, 2021? It's a couple weeks beyond your cutoff of May 31st so I was wondering if you make exceptions for high-quality applicants?

Thank you for your time. 

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