The UMB PALLA fellowship consists of a 10-month long professional development training program, beginning in September, 2024. Fellows will participate in required virtual activities on Thursdays from 3pm-5pm. Fellows will also work independently and with their mentors on various assigned projects. For the 2024-2025 academic year, there is the opportunity for up to 6 academic fellows to earn a scholarship in the amount of $20,000, to offset clinical practice time, and use towards conference travel and other expenses. Fellows will earn up to 32 hours of category 1 CME for completion of all fellowship requirements. While the University of Maryland System institutions are not obligated to offer any Fellow a faculty appointment upon completion of their fellowship, the Fellowship program is intended as a step toward a Fellow’s development as a potential faculty member within the system or another institution of higher education.
A prospective fellow must:
- have completed an accredited PA Program and be currently certified by NCCPA
- hold a minimum of a Master’s degree
- be licensed in the state of Maryland by the start of the fellowship
- be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America
Fellows will be selected based on 1) their promise as a PA academic, 2) alignment of the fellows' career objectives with the values of PALLA and 3) an expressed commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community. Please note: Current salaried PA faculty and/or those otherwise employed by the University System of Maryland are not eligible to apply.
Fellows must provide two professional letters of recommendation (One letter must be obtained from a licensed Physician Assistant).
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 2024-2025 academic year will receive a 10-month stipend of $20,000, 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
Under the mentorship of the PALLA team, each fellow will develop their educational and scholarly portfolio. Each Fellow will be required to develop educational materials and engage in a microteaching experience. In addition, Fellows will be provided opportunities to collaborate on manuscripts, grant/foundation proposals, conference proposals as well as community outreach, service learning and/or interprofessional educational activities. Each Fellow (with a mentor) is required to generate a scholarly product (such as a poster proposal, an abstract submission, manuscript, etc.) and is encouraged to prepare and/or give at least one presentation in their area of clinical expertise at a state, national or international conference during or within one year of the tenure 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 and Learning Academy.