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Over the course of our one-year program, students will experience a curriculum through a variety of didactics, providing the building blocks for a career as an Advanced Practice Provider.

APP Postgraduate Case Presentations

Once a month, APP postgraduates present interesting cases from their clinical shifts. These case presentations are an opportunity to practice oral presentations, provide teaching to others, reinforce information learned on clinical shifts, and spark further discussion on patient care.

Emergency Medicine Conference

The APP postgraduates participate in weekly conference along with emergency medicine residents, faculty, and APPs. Conference takes place every Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. APP postgraduates are excused from clinical duties during this time. Lectures and workshops are conducted by UT Southwestern faculty from all departments, as well as visiting faculty and residents from all stages of training.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are a forum to educate the Department of Emergency Medicine through lectures based on the model curriculum for emergency medicine. The speaker will be an expert in the field of the chosen topic and will typically be a nationally known speaker in this area. Grand Rounds are on the third Thursday of the month.

Journal Club

Our Journal Club is a critical review of articles pertinent to emergency medicine. These meetings are informal and are held at a local restaurant or faculty member's home. Journal Club meets the evening before our monthly Grand Rounds where our Grand Rounds speaker is the guest faculty speaker and has the opportunity to spend an evening in a more social setting with our department faculty and trainees.

Scholarly Project

Each APP postgraduate is required to develop and submit a scholarly project such as a professional abstract/manuscript/image to a peer-reviewed journal or a professional conference.

Simulation Training and Practical Lab Sessions

In our state-of-the art simulation center, APP postgraduates manage a variety of high- fidelity simulations during the academic year. Multiple hands-on practical lab sessions are offered to hone procedural expertise and to review rarely encountered procedures.