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The Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a 12-month post graduate program tailored to reinforce physician assistants and nurse practitioners with the skill sets and competencies fundamental to addressing a broad spectrum of clinical matters within a variety of emergency settings. Fellows acquire enhanced clinical proficiencies through didactics and patient care which cultivate enhanced technique and expertise in a fast-paced medical setting. This distinguished fellowship fosters a successful transition to practice by way of a multi-disciplinary healthcare approach among a team of accomplished healthcare providers and collaboration with other specialties.

Clinical Settings

Emergency Medicine fellows experience interactive clinical education in the emergency department, pediatric emergency department, simulation lab and off-service rotations.  As the hosting clinical site, Carolinas Medical Center is a community-based, tertiary care teaching hospital designated as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center which provides care to more than 115,000 patients each year which include medical, surgical/trauma, pediatric, OBGYN, psychiatric and toxicological populations. This dynamic emergency department consists of four treatment areas: Major Treatment, Diagnostic Center, Ambulatory Emergency Center and a 12-bed Children’s Emergency Department. Advanced technology, exceptional facilities, expert providers and an innovative approach to the transformation of healthcare delivery provide graduates with the key resources to become well-rounded providers, leaders and knowledgeable resources in the area of emergency medicine.

Comprehensive Post-Graduate Approach

The Emergency Medicine Fellowship is one of the first programs of its kind. Developed by a team of front-line providers, the curriculum advances fellows through exposure and use of such tools as didactic education, patient care, supervision of practice-specific procedures, case conferences, journal club and training in our state-of-the-art simulation center. The Department of Emergency Medicine takes pride in the history of producing top-notch clinicians and leaders through the emergency medicine physician residency programs. In conjunction with the emergency physician residency program, fellows participate in weekly emergency medicine block conferences to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. This comprehensive post-graduate approach offers the advantage of a guided learning experience and direct patient care while in a protected learning environment which increases confidence and in turn presents a smoother transition to practice.

Fellowship Structure Includes

  • Specialty Care Core Curriculum
  • Radiology/Ultrasound
  • Toxicology
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • ENT/Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pre-Hospital Medicine
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN

Procedural Training

  • Ultrasonography
  • Airway Management
  • Trauma Resuscitation
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paracentesis/Thoracentesis
  • Central Line Placement
  • Wound Care