Merrimack Valley Emergency Associates PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine


Inception Date: Information Unavailable

Curriculum: The Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a comprehensive program designed to provide the PA with in-depth clinical experience at our two emergency departments in Lowell, MA, accompanied by pertinent didactic instruction in the field of Emergency Medicine.


  • To prepare the PA with the tools necessary for a successful career in Emergency Medicine
  • To provide clinical experiences which will enable the PA to navigate the complicated process of the initial patient evaluation, focused physical examination, diagnostic testing, and the safe disposition of the patient.

Learning strategy

  • Core faculty will provide monthly interactive educational conferences in a case presentation format on topics necessary for the practice of Emergency Medicine
  • The educational conferences will be augmented by self-study through Emergency Medicine Core Training (EMCT); a web-based platform.
  • Competence in clinical procedures will be achieved via both the monthly educational conferences as well as with bedside instruction by experienced ED Physician and APP faculty.
  • Point of care emergency ultrasound instruction will be provided for studies necessary in the field of Emergency Medicine.
  • Specific time allotted to off-service specialties felt to be beneficial to comprehensive emergency medicine.
    • Paramedic services
    • Ortho clinic and casting/splint training
  • The fellow will be given graduated autonomy such that by the latter part of the fellowship, he/she will be functioning with similar decision-making autonomy and responsibility as an experienced PA.
  • Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow may be offered a position with MVEA with the salary and benefits available to our full-time, experienced APP

Clinical Rotations: Information Unavailable

Program Length: 54 weeks

Class Size: MVEA accepts two applicants into its fellowship yearly.

Class start dates: Fellowships are staggered with one applicant beginning in July and the other beginning in January. We accept applications throughout the year and have a rolling admissions process.

Credential: Upon successful completion of the program fellows will receive a certificate from MVEA & Lowell General Hospital. This indicates a high level of knowledge and skill in Emergency Medicine which should make fellows more competitive for Emergency Medicine positions throughout the country.

Salary: $62,500


Provided at no cost to the Fellow

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • HSA Maximum contribution
  • Long-term disability
  • Emergency Medicine Core Training subscription (paid for with CME allowance)
  • Accrual of 3 weeks paid time off
  • CME allowance
  • Payment of hospital medical appointment fees
  • Membership in AAPA or equivalent
  • Reimbursement of State, DEA, and MA controlled substance license fees

CME: CME allowance

Admission Requirements: 

  • Graduation from an accredited PA program
  • Board certification granted by the NCCPA
  • Massachusetts state licensure
  • Drug Enforcement Administration licensure
  • Massachusetts Controlled Substance licensure

How to Apply:

Application and supporting material must all be submitted before consideration for a position.

  1. Apply online through our website
  2. Supporting Documentation can be uploaded through website or mailed to address given.
    • School transcript(s)
    • Three references and/or letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Personal Statement
  3. Interviews
    • The selection committee reviews all completed applications
    • Invitations will be offered to the most highly-qualified applicants to participate in an in-person interview in Lowell, Massachusetts

In most instances, the applicant will be notified of acceptance into the program within two to three weeks of the in-person interview.

Affiliations: Lowell General Hospital

Contact Information: 

Jonathan Drake, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Medical Director

Kimberly O Schwab, MS, PA-C
Program Director