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 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.

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
  • Surgical Subspecialty - 2 weeks
  • Ultrasound - 2 weeks