General Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship Curriculum

Clinical Curriculum

38 weeks of direct Emergency Medicine experience

  • 26 weeks total working clinically in CUMC/Allen Adult ER
  • 12 weeks in associated EM clinical rotations
    • Pediatric ER at NYP CHONY – 6 weeks
    • Trauma – 4 weeks
    • EM ultrasound – 2 weeks

10 weeks of non-EM clinical experience

  • Critical Care – 4 weeks
  • Orthopedics – 2 weeks
  • Anesthesia – 2 weeks
  • Elective – 1 week
  • Ophthalmology – 1 week

4 additional weeks

  • 3 weeks vacation
  • 1-week CME

Total Fellowship Duration: 52 weeks

Timing of rotations TBD based on off-service availability and credentialing for outside sites. However, the fellow will rotate the first 8 weeks and last 8 weeks in the Adult ER.

While rotating in the adult ER, fellow will be required to work 44 hours per week. This will include:

  • Mixture of 10-hour and 12-hour shifts (may be any day except Wednesday)
  • 8 hour shifts Wednesdays following resident conference.
  • Nights and weekends included
  • Fellows can request 5 days off each month (same as full-time employees)

The fellow will rotate in all areas of the adult ER located at CUMC and Allen Hospitals.

Didactic/Formal Educational Curriculum

  • NYP Emergency Medicine Weekly Residency Conference (alternates between Cornell Columbia sites)
    • 4 hours each Wednesday from 8a-12p.
  • Semi-monthly PA Learning Plan Didactics (Thursday mornings 10am-12pm)
    • 2 sessions per month
  • PA Simulation sessions
  • Journal Club
    • 1 session per month
  • Pediatric ER in situ simulation sessions
    • Occur every Thursday in CHONY ER
  • NYP Emergency Medicine Residency Noon report
    • Fellow will attend these 1-hour educational sessions on days they are scheduled to work clinically in the Columbia ER
  • SAFE exam course
    • Total 40 hours
  • Fellows will be required to present two lectures during their fellowship at the PA learning plan.
  • Periodic take-home assignments will be administered to promote reading/literature review during the fellow’s otherwise busy clinical/didactic schedule. The assignments will then be reviewed with fellowship leadership to ensure all fellows have adequate understanding of the material assigned.