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.
  • 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: 2 weeks
  • Ophthalmology: 1 week
  • EMS: 1 week
  • Elective: 2 week
  • Vacation: 5 weeks