A prospective Fellow must have completed an accredited PA Program earning a Master’s degree by the start of their fellowship term and have one to four years of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant at the start of the fellowship term.
Fellows will be selected based on academic promise; alignment of the fellows' academic objectives with the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy values and an expressed commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community.
Current Physician Assistant faculty and/or those otherwise employed by the University of Maryland Baltimore are not eligible to apply.
A prospective Fellow must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
Fellows must provide two professional letters of recommendation. One letter must be obtained from a Physician Assistant who will offer the Fellow an opportunity to return to the PA program to apply the knowledge and skills attained in the fellowship in a lecture/lab/seminar or other opportunity.
The University of Maryland Baltimore, Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy will appoint each Future Faculty Fellow for a 10-month term. Fellows whose appointment begins during the 2020-2021 academic year will receive a 10-month stipend of $25,000, to offset clinical practice time, and use towards conference travel and other expenses.
The University of Maryland System institutions are not obligated to offer any Fellow a faculty appointment upon completion of their fellowship. However, the Fellowship program is intended as a step toward a Fellow’s development as a potential faculty member at the University of Maryland System or another institution of higher education.
Expectations and Requirements
Each Fellow must develop at least one lecture, research seminar or colloquium for one of the University of Maryland System campuses during the academic year of the Fellowship. Each Fellow is encouraged to give at least one presentation on their clinical expertise topic at a state, national or international conference during the academic year of the Fellowship. All publications, conference presentations, and seminars authored or co-authored by the Fellow must acknowledge support by the University of Maryland Baltimore Physician Assistant Leadership, Learning Academy Future Faculty Fellowship Program.
As the Future Faculty Fellowship program is designed to help the Fellow build a teaching and scholarship portfolio towards their future academic success, fellows are not required to teach courses at the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Fellows are encouraged to participate in scholarship activities (ie. collaborating with faculty on manuscripts, grant / foundation proposal writing) and in outreach, service learning or IPE activities, in addition to the customary activities of fellows: teaching, committee service.