The Vituity EMPA Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center provides clinical and didactic instruction. The curriculum is structured on:
- American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) Model of Clinical Practice
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Standards for Clinical Postgraduate PA Programs
The didactic segment of the fellowship includes four hours each week of formal training and discussion. We encourage feedback and interaction from all fellows.
- Board Rounds: A 30-minute weekly lecture held at 6:45 a.m. with EM attending physicians and residents
- Journal Club: Held quarterly. Fellows are assigned an article to present.
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M): Interesting and pedagogical cases are reviewed and discussed in a confidential forum
- Grand Rounds Conference: EMPA fellows present cases with emphasis on disease process and treatment rendered
- Certifications: All fellows take the certification courses for Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and complete the California-Approved Controlled Substance Course
The clinical practicum focuses on hands-on training. Rotations include 42 weeks in emergency medicine, including emergency ultrasonography. During the EM rotations, Fellows are closely supervised by a team of NCCPA- certified physician assistants as well as board-certified or board-eligible emergency physicians.
In addition, fellows complete three-week rotations in:
- Internal medicine, including one week offsite at a pediatric diabetes camp
- Prehospital emergency medical services
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