Dr. Booth’s background includes nearly 30 years in emergency medicine including extensive experience as a solo ER provider. He successfully completed a Physician Assistant emergency medicine residency program, holds a Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) in Emergency Medicine, and has the distinction of being NCCPA-CAQ certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Booth is an Associate Professor in the clinical faculty with experience in both clinical and didactic responsibilities.


  • LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) – Emergency Medicine
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER at SAN ANTONIO - Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI Bachelor of Science (Biology/Chemistry)

Courses Taught


    This five-week clinical practicum introduces students to clinical experience in orthopedics. Students will build on the skills of history taking, performing physical examinations, developing differential diagnoses, formulating diagnoses, designing prevention and treatment plans, and documenting common medical conditions learned throughout the didactic phase of the program and apply these skills in the orthopedic practice setting. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills to care for patients with orthopedic problems in the in- and out-patient settings and to participate in pre-, intra-, and postoperative care.


    This five-week clinical practicum introduces students to the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients in the surgical setting. Students will be trained in pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative patient care settings, as well as operating room protocol and techniques. Students will be exposed to emergent, non-emergent, and elective surgical cases. Students will learn common surgical procedures and the description, indications, contraindications, and complications of each. Additionally, students will gain experience in interpreting diagnostic tests utilized in the surgical environment and become more adept at documenting surgical notes and procedures.


    This five-week clinical practicum introduces students to the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients in the emergency setting. Students will learn to evaluate and treat a wide variety of urgent, emergent, and life-threatening conditions. The student will learn to triage patients, interact with patient's families, and become more proficient at taking rapid, accurate histories, performing targeted physical examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, and formulating treatment plans. Clinical procedures performed during this rotation may include suturing, starting IVs, phlebotomy, endotracheal intubation, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.


    This five-week clinical practicum allows the student to select an area or areas of medicine in which s/he desires to gain additional clinical experience. Students may return to a prior clinical setting or select a new specialty. A list of available elective clinical rotation settings will be provided to the students, including core general rotations as well as subspecialty areas in medicine. Students may also develop a new clinical rotation site with the permission of and assistance from the Director of Clinical Education. It is expected that elective rotations will occur near the end of the student’s clinical year.


    This course covers the principles of surgery and emergent management. There will be a focus on the evaluation and management of emergent conditions of the neurologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems, as well as on psychiatric, dental, optic, dermatologic, endocrine and wound emergencies.

Publications and Research Focus

  • Booth, Robert D. EMPA-C. Stepping into the void: EMPAs in frontier EDs.
    JAAPA 35(10):p13-14, October 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000873812.99901.ab