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Physician Assistant Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

Brian T. Kloss


Brian T. Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C
Program Director

Contact: Denise Dexter, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (315) 464-6223
Email: dexterd@upstate.edu


About the Program

Emergency Medicine is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers for physician assistants. EM is a highly desirable career choice but it is unfortunately very difficult to break into the field. Most employers require previous ED work experience and one doesn't gain that work experience until they get their first job. The purpose of the fellowship is to train qualified physician assistant candidates to be competent in the delivery of emergency medical care.

Program Overview

  • 18 months fulltime paid fellowship
  • 5 hours of weekly didactic lectures
  • ACLS & PALS Courses
  • ATLS, AHLS and ACLS & PALS Instructor Courses Optional
  • High Fidelity Simulation Lab and Training
  • Research and Publication Opportunities
  • Opportunities to Lecture at local PA Programs
  • Bedside Ultrasound Training
  • Eligibility to sit for AAPA Specialty Exam
  • January Start Date


The PA Fellows will train alongside the Emergency Medicine Residents at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and our affiliated hospitals. Fellows will gain exposure to both the adult and pediatric emergency rooms in addition to our minor care treatment area. Rotations in critical care  medicine, toxicology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology will also be provided. Emphasis will be placed on  preparing the Fellow to sit for the NCCPA Specialty Examination in Emergency Medicine.

Admission Requirements

  • Degree from Accredited PA Program
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • NY State PA License
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • PA School Transcripts

To Apply

Please submit CV, personal statement and letters of recommendation to: dexterd@upstate.edu or by mail to:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Emergency Medicine
Physician Assistant Fellowship
Attn: Denise Dexter, Coordinator
550 East Genesee St., Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13202