Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program

RUHS is committed to the success of the Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program. The program is an intensive clinical and didactic training experience. The goal of the program is to train PA Fellows broadly in the different areas of orthopaedic to be knowledgeable and skilled to be able to work either in a hospital, clinic or as a first assistant for orthopaedic surgeries. The program is a full-time, twelve-month program requiring no more than 80 hours per week averaged over a 4-week period of clinical, operative, and emergency room based work and didactic program of regularly scheduled lectures, quizzes, and exams. All learning takes place in a multi-disciplinary team learning environment. The Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program operates in conjunction with the ACGME-accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at RUHS. This promotes team-based clinic care in the practice of orthopaedic surgery and ensures the best possible didactic, clinical, and procedural experiences for both PA Fellows and residents. The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Clinical Postgraduate Program status to the Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program sponsored by Riverside University Health System.

Accreditation-Clinical Postgraduate Program is the status of accreditation granted when a new or currently accredited clinical postgraduate program is in compliance with the Standards for Clinical Postgraduate Programs.  Accreditation-clinical postgraduate program remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until the accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards, ARC-PA requirements or procedures.

Accreditation-Clinical Postgraduate Program does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.  It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at:



The RUHS Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship Program strives to recruit and train Physician Assistant Fellows from diverse backgrounds who are interested in providing healthcare to the underserved populations of Riverside County while receiving a high-quality broad-based education in Orthopaedics. Our goal is to train Physician Assistants who will choose to practice in the underserved areas in Riverside County and the State of California.

Contact Us

Atrina Johnson
Program Coordinator 

26520 Cactus Avenue Moreno Valley CA 92555 USA  
Telephone: 951-486-4698