Curriculum

The PA Fellowship in Emergency Medicine includes lecture and journal instruction alongside clinical training. The fellowship will be completed in 52 weeks.

Lecture and Journal Conference

The backbone of this segment of the fellowship is an emergency medicine conference, which takes place five hours per week. During this time, topics pertinent 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 become certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and advanced trauma life support (ATLS). 
  • Journal cub: Fellows learn evidence-based medicine and best-practice models, which are taught in a monthly journal club format.
  • Ultrasound: Fellows complete a 2-day (16-hour) emergency ultrasound course which combines traditional didactics with hands-on ultrasound experience.
  • Examinations: Fellows must pass quarterly exams to complete the fellowship (in addition to the monthly post-rotation exams).
  • Simulation medicine: Fellows 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. Rotations include:

  • Emergency medicine: 8 months
  • Trauma surgery and critical care: 1 month
  • Pediatric emergency medicine: 1 month
  • Medical intensive care: 1 month
  • Ultrasound: 1 month