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Program Overview

Yale Emergency Medicine offers a postgraduate training program for physician assistants and family nurse practitioners pursuing advanced education in Emergency Medicine. The program is an 18-month residency, offering a combination of didactic education and extensive clinical experience. Residents will have the opportunity to rotate through a wide spectrum of clinical settings, both within the emergency department and with a variety of other services within the hospital. Our program objective is to produce a skilled health care practitioner with a high degree of comfort managing the full spectrum of emergency department patients.

Program Locations

  • The first two weeks of the program will include an orientation to emergency medicine, including lectures, simulation training, and the opportunity to meet the physician residents and faculty members.
  • Five hours of weekly didactic conferences, including lectures, small-group programs, and simulation.
  • A variety of other conference opportunities during off-service rotations.
  • A dedicated month-long simulation rotation in the newly constructed Yale Center for Medical Simulation.
  • Training in ACLS, PALS, ATLS, and difficult airway management.