The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program offers four physician assistant fellow positions each year. A salary is paid to each physician assistant fellow participating in the program. In addition, a benefit package including medical & dental benefits, vision insurance, county holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, CME days, long term disability, basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, professional liability or malpractice insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, Employee Assistance Services (EAS) and uniforms will be provided the Program.


Eligible applicants will be considered based on fellowship program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, disability, creed, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Rolling admission process allows for year-round applications. Start date varies depending on applicant’s ability to begin program and complete credentialing process.

Completing an orthopaedic surgery rotation at RUHS during the physician assistant educational program, is strongly encouraged, but not required. This allows the prospective PA fellow an opportunity to learn about our program and gain additional insight.


Applicants must be either United States citizens or permanent residents. We currently do not sponsor visas. Applicants must be or will be graduates of a Primary Care PA program graduation diploma or certificate.

The following documents must be submitted for your application to be considered complete:

  1. Application (PA Fellowship Application Click Here)
  2. Three (3) current letters of recommendation from the following:
    1. Letter from program director (If applicant has completed PA program in last two years.) OR Letter from current employing physician if currently working as a Physician Assistant and graduated greater than two years ago.
    2. Two (2) letters from recent supervising physicians or PAs.
  3. Official transcripts from the Primary Care PA Program attended sent electronically over a secure platform. If you have not graduated yet, send transcript to date now and final transcript will need to be sent after graduation. GPA 3.0 or greater is required.
  4. A copy of Primary Care PA program graduation diploma or certificate, or if still a student, your program director must verify your status as a student in good standing and your anticipated graduation date.
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. 6. Personal Statement--This should be a brief statement of interest and motivation for Orthopaedic Surgery including how you became interested in the field, what attracted you to it, and future goals and career plans.
  7. Recent photograph

The application and other required items should be sent to:
Kelly Miranda MPT, PA-C
RUHS Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
26520 Cactus Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555


Applicants who successfully selected in the program must provide the following additional documentation prior to the start of the program:

  • Official license to practice as a Physician Assistant in California
  • Copy of diploma from Accredited Primary Care Physician Assistant Program
  • Proof of DEA licensure application submission (The applicant is responsible for the cost of this license.)
  • An official copy of NCCPA certification
  • Copy of valid ACLS and BLS cards (The applicant is responsible for the cost of these certifications.)
  • If required documentation is in different name, then proof of name change (ie., marriage certificate or court document) must be provided.
  • If any required documents are in a language other than English, than a translation of the documents must be provided.

In addition to the above, prior to appointment date, the applicant must have successfully completed all RUHS pre-employment requirements, including, but not limited to, a pre-employment physical and Department of Justice background check.

Failure to provide any required documents or to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements by the date of appointment will result in automatic withdrawal for the training program.