The Advanced Practice Post Graduate Fellowships will fuse hands-on emergency medicine experiential learning with the opportunity for fellows to learn in a non-clinical environment as well. Fellows will spend 2-month blocks in the emergency department, followed by off-service rotations with other specialties such as Critical Care, Neurology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery.
During the ED blocks, the fellow will work alongside seasoned emergency medicine APPs and attending physicians who will teach, mentor and foster their growth as a new APP. The fellow will have the responsibility of caring for his or her own patients, under the direct guidance of the attending physician. It is this aspect of the fellowship which will help the fellow to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become an independent provider.
The fellowship will combine hands-on, ED-based learning, simulation and didactic lectures to impart knowledge and the skills that are required to be a successful emergency medicine APP.
Attendance at the ED’s weekly case conference which is followed by several lectures will occur on Wednesdays and will be mandatory during the fellowship.
In addition, fellows will attend monthly simulations where they will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and practice in procedures such as intubations and central venous catheter placement.
The didactic portion of the fellowship is made up of a series of monthly emergency medicine-based lectures. This interactive, lecture-based learning is designed to supplement the hands-on experience and exposure during the fellowship.
These didactic lectures include, but are not limited to, the following and will change based on the specific education gaps of each fellow: