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Preparing for Practice in Acute Care Setting

The Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Advanced Practitioner (PA/NP) Fellowship program prepares the physician assistant or nurse practitioner for practice in the emergency medicine and acute 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. All fellows complete the six core rotations, in addition to rotations of their chosen track.



Core Clinical Rotations

Rotation Time
Medical Critical Care 2 months
Surgical Critical Care 2 months
Emergency Medicine 1 month
Trauma 1 month


Critical Care Track

Core Clinical Rotations, plus:

Rotation Time
Medical Critical Care 1 month
Surgical Critical Care 2 months
Neuro Critical Care 1 month
Cardiothoracic Critical Care 1 month
Trauma 1 month


Emergency Medicine Track

Core Clinical Rotations, plus:

Rotation Time
Emergency Medicine 5 months
Surgical Critical Care 2 weeks
Cardiothoracic Critical Care 2 weeks


Call Frequency

Fellow schedules will vary with rotation. If a rotation requires in house call, one to two calls per week is typical.



Additional Specialized Training

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Emergency ultrasound
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
  • Participation in monthly procedure lab