EM. PA. Curriculum


The emergency medicine curriculum is an 18 month program (3000 hours) based on the Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, and the SEMPA Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Postgraduate Training Program Standards.  The curriculum is 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 EMPA resident to a broad variety of patients, faculty, procedures, and clinical presentations. Furthermore, the successful graduate should be prepared to sit for the Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) exam offered through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

CRMC Emergency Medicine 10 months
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 month
CRMC Trauma 1 month
CRMC Critical Care 6 weeks
Specialty Clinics** 1 month
Burn 2 weeks
ED Ultrasound 2 weeks
Toxicology 2 weeks
Anesthesia (am) 2 weeks
EMS 2 weeks
Orientation 1 week
CME conference 1 week
Vacation 4 weeks

**Specialty Clinics: Orthopedics, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, OMFS