Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Program Curriculum


The PA fellowship curriculum mirrors the physician residency program. The fellows are integrated into both clinical and didactic portions of the EM physician resident training. PA Fellows will be incorporated in all lectures, workshops and skill labs required of physician residents.

Our program trains fellows to be efficient in all areas of emergency medicine but our program emphasizes training in ultrasound, trauma/critical care, orthopedics, and pediatrics.

Fellows will work in all areas of the emergency department including acute care, urgent care, critical care, and trauma. All patients are staffed with an attending physician.

Service Rotations

There are three off service rotations during the fellowship training.

  • Ultrasound
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics


Fellows are evaluated periodically and given feedback on their clinical and procedural competency. The fellows will be evaluated on the following core competencies:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Based Learning
  • Systems Based Practice
  • Professionalism
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication

Research Project

Fellows are encouraged to complete an administrative or research project during their training, but it is not a requirement for graduation. Procedural Training is a key component of the program. Fellows will become familiar with the following procedures.

  • Basic: IO Placement, Laceration Repair, Abscess I&D, Splinting
  • Intermediate: Intubation and airway management, Central Line, Paracentesis, Arthrocentesis, Basic eye procedures, Arterial Line Placement
  • Advanced: Chest Tube, Fracture Reduction
  • Other: Resuscitations, Procedural Sedation