The Vituity EMPA Fellowship at AMITA Health Saint Francis provides clinical and didactic instruction. The curriculum is structured on the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) Model of Clinical Practice.

Didactic Instruction

The didactic segment of the fellowship includes weekly didactic lecture content provided by the EM physicians and advanced provider group to elevate clinical confidence and ability in differential diagnosis, case scenarios, treatment plans, radiology, and EKG review. We encourage feedback and interaction from all fellows.

This portion of the training includes:

  • Journal club/dinner held quarterly at one of our physician’s homes
  • Focused training in clinical efficiency, documentation, billing, scribe utilization, and patient throughput
  • Focused training in malpractice risk reduction, charting for maximum reimbursement (RVU), and legal issues (EMTALA, UC to ED transfer) 
  • List of targeted procedures and guided competency including lumbar puncture, central line, intubation, orthopedic reductions, complex laceration repair, ACLS management, etc.
  • Pre-rotation orientation

Clinical Practicum

The clinical practicum is focused on hands-on training, with opportunities for rotating through three additional hospitals in the AMITA Health system, including Saints Mary & Elizabeth, and Saint Joseph. Over the course of the 9-month fellowship, each fellow works a minimum of 1,690 clinical hours in acute EM and Trauma care.