Curriculum

The emergency medicine curriculum is a 12 month program designed to prepare the physician assistant for a variety of practice settings and a wide spectrum of patients. Clinical rotations are selected to expose the PA EMC to a broad variety of patients, faculty, procedures, and clinical presentations.

Cognitive and procedural experiences may include but are not limited to:

  • Airway management
  • Invasive and Non Invasive Ventilation management
  • Fracture and dislocation management
  • Slit lamp exam, Tonometry
  • Interosseous and central line placement
  • EKG interpretation
  • Preliminary XR and CT interpretation
  • Bedside Ultrasonography
  • Wound closure and abscess drainage
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Joint aspiration
  • Approach to chest pain and acute MI
  • Approach to shortness of breath
  • Approach to abdominal and flank pain
  • Pediatric fever
  • Altered mental status
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Stroke
  • Trauma, Burns
  • First trimester vaginal bleeding
  • Overdose and Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Headache and Neurologic Emergencies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Delirium and Agitation
  • Pain Management
  • Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Vascular Emergencies

The following Clinical Rotations comprise our yearlong Physician Assistant EM Clinician curriculum:

  • Adult, Pediatric and Fast Track Emergency Department (34 weeks)
  • Ultrasound (2 weeks)
  • MICU (2 weeks)
  • Orthopedics (2 weeks)
  • SICU (2 weeks)
  • Anesthesia (1 weeks)
  • ED Radiology (2 weeks)
  • Ophthalmology (1 week)
  • ENT (1 week)
  • OB/GYN (1 week)
  • Vacation (4 weeks)