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Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Certificate Program Curriculum

The Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Certificate Program’s clinical didactic curriculum is based upon the  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Emergency Medicine, and the  American Board of Emergency Medicine2011 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.

As such, there are three components to the ABEM EM Model:

  1. An assessment of patient acuity
  2. A description of the tasks that must be performed to provide appropriate emergency medical care
  3. A listing of medical knowledge, patient care, and procedural skills


There will be 13 blocks, with each block being 4 weeks in duration. Each block will include clinical shifts and asynchronous learning in the form of assigned reading, videos, and podcasts.

APP postgraduates will cover a specific section of Emergency Medicine each block including (subject to change):

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care (Airway/Resuscitation)
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Pulmonary/ENT
  • Trauma
  • Neurology and Ophthalmology
  • Urology and Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Infectious Diseases and Dermatology
  • Endocrine, Metabolism, and Hematology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Psychiatric Emergencies and Substance Abuse

Clinical Rotations

  • Orientation – 2 weeks
  • General Emergency Medicine – 36 weeks
  • Pediatrics – Longitudinal (4 weeks)
  • Ultrasound – 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia – 2 weeks