Graduate Medical Education


Critical care and emergency medicine

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduation from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program or an accredited nurse practitioner program
  • Board certification prior to start of program
  • Pennsylvania State Licensure prior to the start of program
  • Proof of BLS and ACLS. PALS preferred, not required

Application Process

Applications are accepted from January 1st-March 15th. Applications are due in their entirety for consideration by the Admissions Committee by March 15th for subsequent October start date. Select candidates are invited for an interview in April. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills and interest in emergency medicine or critical care.

Please be prepared to submit the following items:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Contact information for two to three references who will be requested to provide letters of recommendation (if applicant has graduated within the past year, one of the references must be the applicant’s program director / clinical coordinator)


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About the Area

The Lehigh Valley region in eastern Pennsylvania is the third largest metropolitan area in the state. It is located an hour from New York, the Pocono Mountains and Philadelphia regions.

Popular attractions include art museums and galleries, sporting events and historical sites. The hospital is minutes away from the quaint historic district of downtown Bethlehem. Lehigh Valley’s metropolitan lifestyle is equally balanced by our outdoor offerings. If the rural countryside is what you’re after, take a short drive to find wineries, outdoor activities, zoos, walking, hiking and biking trails.