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St. Luke’s University Health Network – Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Advanced Practitioner (PA/NP) Fellowship
801 Ostrum St.
Bethlehem, PA 18105
Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
Post Graduate Fellowship for Advanced Practitioners (PA/NP)Length of Program 12 months
Number of Advanced Practitioners in Each Class 4


Contact Information

Julie Gutzweiler, PA-C
Program Director of Emergency Medicine AP Fellowship

Dana Williams, CRNP
Program Director of Critical Care AP Fellowship

Program Description and Purpose

St. Luke’s University Health Network offers a 12-month acute care advanced practitioner postgraduate fellowship with the option to select a track in emergency medicine or critical care.

Six core clinical rotations are the mainstay of the fellowship; blended with specialization in one of the two tracks, allowing fellows to enhance their educational experience. St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Advanced Practitioner Fellowship has evolved since it’s inception in 2007 to meet the growing needs of Advanced Practitioners and the evolving opportunities in health care. This multidisciplinary acute care training program is actively seeking individuals who have completed a board certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner program. St. Luke’s University Health Network provides fellows the opportunity to acquire extensive experience and work alongside a diverse and active faculty that is committed to education. Dedicated faculty delivers a comprehensive approach to patient care in a complex environment. The magnitude of clinical experiences in this multidisciplinary program provides incomparable learning opportunities for the fellows.

Curriculum Outline

Didactic Experience

  • Traditional lectures
  • Grand rounds
  • Emergency medicine, critical care and trauma journal clubs
  • Attending physician rounds
  • Simulation labs
  • Critical care learning modules
  • Procedure labs


Clinical Experience

The clinical experience consists of six core rotations: two in medical critical care, two in surgical critical care, one in trauma, and one in emergency medicine. Those selecting the emergency medicine track will complete five additional months of emergency medicine and two weeks each in cardiothoracic and neuro critical care. Fellows in the critical care track will complete an additional two months of surgical critical care, one additional month of medical critical care, one additional month of trauma, and one month each of neuro critical care and cardiothoracic critical care rotations.


Core Rotation Time

Medical Critical Care 2 months

Surgical Critical Care 2 months

Emergency Medicine 1 months

Trauma 1 month


Critical Care Track Rotation Time

Core Rotations plus:

Medical Critical Care 1 month

Surgical Critical Care 2 months

Neuro Critical Care 1 month

Cardiothoracic Critical Care 1 month

Trauma 1 month


Emergency Medicine Track Rotation Time

Core Rotations plus:

Emergency Medicine 5 months

Neuro Critical Care 2 weeks

Cardiothoracic Critical Care 2 week

Admissions Criteria


Complete online application at:


Search for advanced practice fellow

 You will need to upload:

Personal Statement

Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial Transcripts


Prior to interview process you will need to provide:

Two to three letters of recommendation (if applicant has graduated within the past year, one of the letters must come from the applicant’s program director/ clinical coordinator). Letters should be in a sealed envelope on official letterhead (if possible) with the author’s signature across the seal.

Official copy of PA/NP school transcripts – unopened

Proof of BLS and ACLS. PALS preferred, not required


Application Process

 Applications are accepted from January 1st-March 15th. Applications are due in their entirety for consideration by the Admissions Committee by March 15th for subsequent October start date. Select candidates are invited for an interview. Personal interviews are required. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills and interest in emergency medicine and critical care.

Please be prepared to submit the following items:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Contact information for two to three references who will be requested to provide letters of recommendation (if applicant has graduated within the past year, one of the references should be the applicant’s program director / clinical coordinator)

Once your application is accepted, you will be required to submit the following items to Human Resources:

  • Official copy of PA/NP school transcripts – unopened.


Credentials Awarded

After fulfilling the requirements of the Program the advanced practitioner fellow will receive a certificate of completion.


  • Salary: $55,000/year
  • CME time: 1 week
  • CME allowance: $2,000.
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Vacation: 2 weeks
  • Holidays: 6 days
  • Lab coat