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Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Postgraduate 18-month Fellowship

Mission Statement

To further advance the knowledge of a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner who is interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine. Fellows will receive hands-on training in various settings with an emphasis on being "good, fast, nice, and well". Fellows are expected to uphold UPMC's Mission to serve our community by providing emphasizing values of quality and safety, dignity and respect, caring and listening, responsibility and integrity, and excellence and innovation. 

Program Requirements

  • Graduate of ARC-PA accredited PA program or ANCC/AANP accredited FNP program
  • Current or expected NCCPA Certification or NP Certification prior to December 1, 2022
  • Eligibility for Pennsylvania licensure prior to January 1, 2023
  • Eligibility for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) prior to January 1, 2023

Program Information

  • Block 1: 6 months of 75% education/25% clinical
  • Block 2: 6 months of 50% education/50% clinical
  • Block 3: 6 months of 25% education/75% clinical
  • Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the UPMC Department of Emergency Medicine.

Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive compensation which increases with successful completion of each of the three educational blocks, and a competitive benefits package.

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Timeline/Application

Interested in Applying? Please contact Jennifer Coates-Rush at coatesrushjm@upmc.edu or Denise Bordner at bordnerdm2@upmc.edu

  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Eligible candidates will be invited to interview in Fall 2021
  • Emergency Fellowship start date: April 2022
  • Completion date of Block 1: October 2022
  • Completion date of Block 2: April 2023
  • Completion date of Block 3: October 2023

Contact: To learn more about our program, contact Jennifer Coates-Rush, Program Coordinator at coatesrushjm@upmc.edu

Program Directors

  • Anthony Guarracino DO, MHS, FACEP, FACOEP
  • Jason Dos Santos MSPAS, PA-C, CAQ-EM DFAAPA
  • Joey Wisner BS, PA-C, CAQ-EM

We are excited to offer this challenging new opportunity. When you join our family of over 60 UPMC Emergency Medicine APPs at the beginning of your journey in emergency medicine, we hope to make you feel supported and challenged. Along with our emergency medicine physicians, we strive to make each shift a safe and inspiring opportunity to become a thoughtful, skilled, and expert Emergency Medicine APP.

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