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. Program graduates are highly sought after by orthopedic practices across the country.
ARC-PA Accreditation Status:
The OSPAF program has applied for Postgraduate Accreditation – Provisional, from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The OSPAF program anticipates review of its application for Postgraduate Accreditation – Provisional status at the June 2021 ARC-PA meeting. Achieving accreditation for post-graduate training programs is voluntary. Meeting the standards set forth by the ARC-PA will benefit 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.