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EVMS Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship

The EVMS Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship is a collaboration between EVMS and Emergency Physicians of Tidewater (EPT) – one of the largest emergency medicine physician practices in Virginia. Fellows are full-time EVMS students and employees of EPT and receive a generous annual stipend, medical and dental insurance, professional society membership, and attend the annual SEMPA conference.

Fellows train in eight different emergency departments, including a Level I trauma center, pediatric hospital, stand-alone emergency departments, and urban and rural settings, providing exposure to a variety of patient populations and practices. Fellows are educated in a dynamic curriculum modeled on a flipped classroom concept, specifically geared toward physician assistant practice. Fellows will participate in lectures, small group discussions, simulations, procedural skills sessions, journal clubs, an ultrasound course, and professional certification courses throughout the Fellowship year.

Timetable:

  • Online applications accepted October 1 through December 31
  • Interviews in November and February
  • 12-month fellowship
  • Start date July 1

Contact Information:

Application Components:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts

Clinical Education

  • Introductory and Skills Months (2 months): Fellows complete several educational sessions designed to build skills and learn procedures essential to the practice of Emergency Medicine, interspersed with clinical shifts
  • Emergency Medicine (7 months): Fellows work shifts in the low, mid, and high acuity areas of the Emergency Department, with exposure to the large breadth of Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1 month): Fellows complete dedicated shifts in a Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Trauma (1 month): Fellows work as part of the trauma team at a Level I trauma center
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (1 month): Fellows learn critical care skills as a provider in a medical ICU

Didactic Curriculum

The didactic curriculum is based on a flipped classroom format designed to teach, review, and reinforce Emergency Medicine concepts. Components include:

  • Independent learning: Fellows review assigned digital content monthly to gain initial exposure to content.
  • Grand Rounds: Fellows participate in the weekly EM residency program Grand Rounds didactics to review acquired content and foster relationships with MD colleagues. Content is delivered through lectures and small group simulation and skills sessions.
  • Fellowship Conference: Fellows reinforce material and learn how to apply it clinically in a weekly dedicated Fellowship Conference through case-based learning scenarios. Fellows will also have additional procedural training and present clinical cases during conference.
  • Journal Club and Interdisciplinary Topic Reviews: Fellows will participate in monthly evidence-based medicine journal club sessions with the EM residency program. Additionally, Fellows will present assigned topics at a monthly PA-only interdisciplinary learning and social session.
  • Ultrasound: Fellows will complete a 2-day emergency ultrasound course combining didactics and hands-on ultrasound experience. They will get additional ultrasound training during the Skills Month as well.
  • Certification Courses: Fellows become certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
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