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Photo of an NP/PA in the emergency room

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Fellowship prepares individuals for professional practice in emergent care unit settings.

During this program, learning experiences allow the fellow to:

  • Enhance emergent care knowledge
  • Increase critical-thinking skills
  • Improve time management (multitasking and triaging as appropriate)
  • Develop and enhance emergent care procedures and skills
  • Foster leadership opportunities in emergency medicine

Didactic course work

The fellowship includes lectures, online modules, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center activities, Grand Rounds and educational conferences.


The fellowship may include (but is not limited to) these rotations:

  • Introduction to emergency medicine
  • Emergency medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Emergency medicine in Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Critical care (medical ICU and surgical ICU)
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology and ultrasound
  • Anesthesia
  • Trauma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Elective

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.