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 lasting one hour each. Attendance and participation at academic conference is mandatory. In addition to the 4 hours of weekly lecture, there is a chief resident led question and answer session based upon the weekly reading assignment.
- Certification Courses: Fellows will become certified in ACLS, PALS and ATLS. Instructor certification is strongly recommended for those with the aptitude.
- 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 is both a mid-term and a final examination 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 airway management
- Advanced airway management
- Physician’s Skills Lab
- Mega-code and trauma code modules
- Live Animal Lab: Twice yearly, each fellow will participate in a live animal skills lab to master emergency medicine procedural skills.
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
- Surgical Subspecialty - 2 weeks
- Ultrasound - 2 weeks