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Division of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Services Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship is designed to expand and refine the specialized skills and clinical expertise that physician assistants and nurse practitioners need to excel in a fast-paced, high-acuity emergency department.

Led by faculty and staff in NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, our 18-month program includes clinical and didactic instruction, with additional emphasis on trauma, stroke, cardiology, pediatrics, intensive care, and observation medicine. The academic environment at NYU Langone extends throughout the boroughs of New York City, creating rich and diverse learning experiences.

Fellows participate in patient care at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, located in Manhattan, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, located in Sunset Park. Fellows also take shifts in a community hospital setting at NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill, located in Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, located on Long Island.

In addition to clinical experience, fellows have access to incredible resources that supplement their training and help them achieve individualized goals. The NYU Health Sciences Library ensures instant access to the latest and best medical literature, and our state-of-the-art simulation facility, the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences, enables advanced skills training and practice.

With access to the vast NYU Langone hospital system and its resources, as well as the dynamic culture of New York City, fellows enjoy nearly endless learning opportunities.

Clinical Rotations

Fellows can expect to rotate through the following clinical areas:

  • adult emergency medicine
  • pediatric emergency medicine
  • critical care
  • trauma
  • anesthesia
  • orthopedics
  • ultrasound
  • toxicology
  • observation medicine

Three weeks of vacation time is incorporated into the rotation schedule over the course of the fellowship.

Academic Curriculum

NYU Langone is committed to academic excellence and offers a multifaceted curriculum to supplement clinical training. In addition to teaching, research, and administrative opportunities, we provide the following resources:

  • the Department of Emergency Medicine weekly resident conference
  • dedicated didactic and simulation sessions with fellowship-trained physician assistant staff
  • grand rounds
  • specialty-based conferences throughout the year
  • certification in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and advanced trauma life support

Fellowship Benefits and Certification

Fellows receive a competitive salary for the 18-month fellowship. We provide access to medical and dental insurance as well as retirement savings options.

Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows receive an official certificate of completion.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for our 2022 cohort, our application cycle will open in January 2022. We look forward to reviewing your complete application at that time.

Applicants can apply using our online application. We accept applications each January through March. All applications will be reviewed after the application cycle closes at 11:59PM on March 31.

Admission Criteria for Physician Assistants

Qualified applicants for the physician assistant class must meet the following criteria before enrolling in the program:

  • graduation from a physician assistant program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • a bachelor’s degree with pre-med requisites
  • board certification granted by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • New York State license
  • Drug Enforcement Administration licensure (pending employment)
  • current basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support certification

Admission Criteria for Nurse Practitioners

Qualified applicants for the nurse practitioner class must meet the following criteria before enrolling in the program:

  • graduation from an accredited nurse practitioner program
  • a bachelor of science in nursing
  • current board certification
  • valid New York State licensure as a registered professional nurse and as a nurse practitioner
  • Drug Enforcement Administration licensure (pending employment)
  • current basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support certification

Strong preference is given to candidates with significant experience as a registered nurse in an emergency department.

Fellowship Application

A complete application package for either class includes receipt of your online application and electronic submission of the following materials:

  • official transcripts from all colleges/universities and from your physician assistant or nurse practitioner program submitted electronically by a registrar to emappfellow@nyulangone.org
  • CV
  • personal statement
  • three professional letters of recommendation emailed directly by the letter writer to emappfellow@nyulangone.org, with the applicant’s name in the title of the email

For new graduates, one letter of recommendation must be from the director of the physician assistant or nurse practitioner program; for employed advanced practice providers, one letter must be from your current or most recent employer.

In addition to the materials above, the application process includes an in-person interview at NYU Langone in Manhattan.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application is complete.

Admission Process

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning in January and are reviewed in early spring. Applicants will be invited for personal interviews in late spring, during which applicants will tour Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion and have the opportunity to ask questions. Final admissions decisions are typically made by summer.

At this time, our application season is closed. We have selected our fellows for the November 2021 cohort and welcome them to the fellowship family.

Contact Us

For inquiries related to the Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship, please email Jennifer M. Spisak, MHA, MPAS, PA-C, fellowship director, at emappfellow@nyulangone.org.

Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Fellows

Christen Cudina, DNP, Class of 2022
Liz Giron, PA-C, Class of 2022
Katrin Relman, FNP, Class of 2022
Paige Trexler, PA-C, Class of 2022
Laura Bailly, FNP, Class of 2023
Paige Skinner, PA-C, Class of 2023

Emergency Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Alumni

Carolyn Cabrey, PA-C, Class of 2019
Kara Lacoste, PA-C, Class of 2019
Joseph Zurica, PA-C, Class of 2020
Grace Esposito, PA-C, Class of 2020
Hyma Raman, PA-C, Class of 2021
Joshua Walker, PA-C, Class of 2021