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Orthopaedic Surgery PA Fellowship History:

The program was implemented by Dr. Kenneth Mudge and Ms. Debbie Winberry, PA-C, at the original San Bernardino County Hospital. The program was maintained and transitioned into the new county facility known as Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in 1999. The first graduating class of the OSPAF program was in 1995. The program has continuously enrolled and trained PA Fellows since its inaugural year and successfully graduates an average of five PA Fellows per year.  Program graduates are highly sought after by orthopedic practices across the country.

ARC-PA Accreditation Status:

Achieving accreditation for post-graduate training programs is voluntary. Meeting the standards set forth by the ARC-PA benefits our Fellows. It will support a structured learning environment for both didactic and clinical aspects of the program as well as motivational inspiration for our faculty to continue providing excellent educational opportunities. 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Clinical Postgraduate Program status to the Arrowhead Orthopaedic’s PA Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship sponsored by San Bernardino Medical Orthopaedics Group, Inc. (dba) Arrowhead Orthopaedics.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards, ARC-PA requirements or procedures.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


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