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Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers an 18-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Program highlights

This program trains highly qualified graduate nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to become skilled, compassionate and efficient emergency medicine providers.

The curriculum contains diverse didactic instruction and direct patient care clinical experience embedded in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in patient care, education and research. The program provides the graduate NP or PA with the training needed to deliver the highest quality emergent care to patients.

Completion and certification

Upon graduation, fellows receive a Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences certificate documenting completion of an 18-month postgraduate fellowship in emergency medicine. This certificate verifies that each fellow has completed all the components listed in the syllabus. Such experience and training will allow fellows to be more competitive for emergent care provider positions.

Upon completion of the program, physician assistant graduates will have met the procedure, patient case and clinical requirements for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ).

Accreditation information

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Program goals

  • Develop a diverse differential diagnosis and respective diagnostic and treatment plan based on the patient's presenting symptoms along with evidence-based, cost-effective medical care
  • Advance competence in common procedures needed for treatment of emergency medicine patients
  • Cultivate leadership and process improvement skills
  • Increase the ability to effectively lead a multidisciplinary team in critical cases
  • Improve critical-thinking skills
Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
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