PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine Curriculum

This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that students will complete over 52 weeks.

DIDACTIC EDUCATION

  • Weekly Academic Conference: The backbone of the didactic educational program is five hours of weekly emergency medicine conference. During this time, topics germane to the clinical practice of emergency medicine are covered in a traditional lecture format in the morning with afternoon simulation sessions. Attendance and participation at academic conference is mandatory. 
  • Certification Courses: Fellows will become certified in ACLS, PALS and ATLS. 
  • Journal Club: Evidence based medicine and best practice models will be taught to the fellows in a monthly journal club format.
  • Ultrasound: Every fellow will complete a 2 day (16 hour) emergency ultrasound course which combines traditional didactics with hands-on ultrasound experience.
  • Examinations: In addition to the monthly post-rotation exams, there are quarterly exams which must be successfully passed to complete the fellowship.
  • Simulation Medicine: The fellow will participate in multiple simulation educational modules to hone their skills in a consequences free environment to include: basic and advanced airway management, skills lab, mega-code and trauma code modules.

CLINICAL EDUCATION

Each month of clinical practice has associated with it a set of curriculum objectives, reading assignments, and a post-rotation examination to document mastery of the required material.

  • Emergency Medicine - 8 months
  • Trauma Surgery and Critical Care - 1 month
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 month
  • Medical Intensive Care - 1 month
  • Ultrasound - 1 month