Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development Program
Our mission is to provide up-to-date, problem-based learning in the field of emergency medicine in a state of the art facility, and to exceed the expected role of an emergency medicine physician extender
Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development Program, or EMPED, is a 12-month post graduate training program involving University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF) faculty and senior physician extenders to support a comprehensive emergency medicine training program.
The program utilizes three hospitals as sites for orientation, training, and clinical rotations for newly graduated or non-emergency medicine trained physician extenders. All three sites are affiliated with Alpert Medical School and Lifespan, and are teaching facilities.
Allison Jackson, PA-C is the director of the EMPED program. Fiona Craft, NP, Rebecca Hassel, PA-C, Lamia Laloui, PA-C are the program co-coordinators.
During the development year, EMPEDs receive the following training:
- Five hours of didactic conferences each week with emergency medicine residents.
- Hand on training in various emergency departments, working with appointed faculty.
- Procedure workshops and lectures provided by senior physicians and appointed faculty.
- ACLS, ATLS, PALS
- Radiology and Ultrasound training
- Critical Care and Trauma
- Medical Simulation Center
- Chest Pain Observational Unit
- EKG Interpretation
- ABG's and Central Lines
- Slit Lamp
- Suturing and I&D
- Intubation and Chest Tubes
- GYN and ENT procedures
- Lumbar Punctures
Acceptance into EMPED requires:
- Certificate from an accredited physician assistant or nurse
- Personal interview
- Current NCCPA certification
- Rhode Island State licensure/eligible
- A GPA of 3.0 or greater
For more information about the EMPED program, please contact Allison Jackson at AJackson1@lifespan.org.