PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine Curriculum
This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that students will complete over 52 weeks.
- 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.
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