Yale Emergency Medicine offers a postgraduate training program for physician assistants 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.
- YNHH- York Street Campus (YSC): The primary teaching site for the program. The hospital is a very high acuity Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, and a tertiary care referral center for Connecticut and surrounding states. The 944-bed hospital (including the 201-bed Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital) sees over 140,000 patients, including over 36,000 pediatric patients in the pediatric ED. YNHH is the primary teaching hospital for the Yale University School of Medicine.
- YNHH- Saint Raphael Campus (SRC): The second campus of YNHH in New Haven. SRC offers exposure to community emergency medicine; the ED sees almost 48,000 adult and pediatric patients annually.
- Yale Shoreline Medical Center (SMC): A free-standing emergency department in Guilford, CT, seeing over 24,000 adult and pediatric patients annually.
- Bridgeport Hospital (BH): A busy trauma center in Bridgeport, CT, seeing almost 93,000 adult and pediatric patients annually. Bridgeport Hospital also runs the only burn center in the state of Connecticut.
- 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.
- Emergency Medicine (YSC): 32 weeks
- Emergency Medicine (SRC): 3 weeks
- Emergency Medicine (SMC): 3 weeks
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine (YSC): 5 weeks
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine (BH): 5 weeks
- Medical Intensive Care Unit: 6 weeks
- Anesthesia: 3 weeks
- Trauma: 2 weeks
- Orthopedics/Procedures: 2 weeks
- Ultrasound/radiology: 2 weeks
- Ophthalmology: 1 week
- EMS: 1 week
- Elective: 2 week
- Vacation: 5 weeks