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The U.S. Army-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 U.S. Army EMPA Residency is unique in that it exists within an established Emergency Medicine Residency (San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium/SAUSHEC) enhancing educational and research opportunities. In collaboration with Baylor University as the sponsoring university, the EMPA Residency was approved as the first DSC degree producing program specifically for PA's in 2007. The U.S. Air Force EMPA Residency merged with the Army Residency in 2011.


To provide a structured environment to facilitate learning and ensure competency. To produce post-professional-level, emergency medicine trained physician assistants that provide Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries state-of-the-art, advanced care in emergency situations. To practice evidence-based medicine and conduct clinical research to benefit MHS beneficiaries, the U.S. Army Medical Department, and the physician assistant profession.


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

Points of Contact

U.S. Army-Baylor EMPA Residencies Director

Phone: (210) 916-5521/7142
Fax: (210) 916-6654
E-mail: EMPABAMC@amedd.army.mil

U.S. Air Force EMPA Residency Program Manager


Fax: (210) 916-6654

San Antonio Military Medical Center Program Director

Phone: (210) 916-4542
Fax: (210) 916-6654

Research Director

Phone: (210) 916-9248
Fax: (210) 916-1297

Mailing Address

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency
3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234