Graduate Medical Education


Critical care and emergency medicine

Preparing for Practice in Acute Care Setting

The Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Advanced Practitioner (PA/NP) Fellowship programs prepare the physician assistant or nurse practitioner for practice in the emergency medicine or critical care setting.

In addition to didactic lectures, the PA/NP fellows have the opportunity to become more proficient in the care of the acutely ill patient. The PA/NP fellows receive hands-on clinical experiences preparing them for their role as specialty clinicians in emergency medicine and critical care. These clinical experiences are supported by evidence-based didactic learning taught by experienced clinical faculty.

AP fellows will complete the below rotations for their specialty tracks.

Critical Care Track Rotations

Rotation Number of Blocks
(each block is four weeks in duration)
Medical Critical Care 4
Surgical Critical Care 3
Neuro Critical Care 1
Cardiothoracic Critical Care 1
Trauma 1.5
Emergency Medicine 0.5
Choice (from rotations above) 1

Emergency Medicine Track Rotations

Rotation Number of Blocks
(each block is four weeks in duration)
Emergency Medicine 8
Medical Critical Care 1
Surgical Critical Care 1
Neuro Critical Care 0.5
Cardiothoracic Critical Care 0.5
Trauma 1

You will receive systematic instruction in:

  • Resuscitation of critically ill patients
  • Advanced cardiac and trauma resucitation
  • Clinical features and physiology of disease states that lead to acute, life-threatening illnesses
  • Technical skills involved in monitoring, airway maintenance and mechanical ventilation
  • Theory and practical management of invasive and noninvasive monitoring systems

Didactic Components

  • Daily ICU teaching rounds
  • Critical care core lectures series
  • Grand Rounds (Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine)
  • Journal Club
  • Fellowship Didactic Lectures

Additional Specialized Training

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
  • Critical Care Ultrasound Course
  • Procedure Workshop (Including but not limited to: Central line, Intubations, Lumbar Punctures, Suturing and Splinting, Tube Thoracostomy, Arterial Line)
  • Advanced Airway Workshop
  • Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS)