Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Certificate Program
Why Train at UT Southwestern
The UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Certificate Program is an intensive, one-year postgraduate program for licensed and certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Under the direction of Robert Barnes, M.D., and Thea Klaas, PA-C, the APPs will be educated in acute care and emergency medicine principles and be capable of working in an emergency department upon completion. Experiences will be provided in both academic and community settings.
Our graduates will be highly marketable; the need for these specialty-trained practitioners is great and increasing.
The APPs will work primarily in the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Emergency Department, where they will take medical histories, perform physical examinations and specified procedures, and develop patient treatment plans in collaboration with the attending physician and other APPs. Clements University Hospital offers a Comprehensive Cancer Center, active transplant, and advanced heart failure program including LVADs. Working at Clements University Hospital allows UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, and residents to be exposed to patients and conditions that otherwise are not commonly seen at Parkland. The Clements University Hospital Emergency Department has a patient volume of about 50,000 patients with an admission rate that nears 35 percent.