Inaugural Class Fall 2018
The Certificate in Emergency Medicine is for physician assistants who are interested in obtaining specialized education in emergency medicine, to prepare them for a position in a high acuity emergency department.
The Emergency Medicine Certification Program at Nova Southeastern University will provide physician assistants a chance to gain additional knowledge of emergency medicine in an online curriculum. Currently, one-year residency programs exist throughout the country in which advanced practitioners can supplement their education. Most of the time, this requires relocation and is a financial obstacle. This program, however, is unique in that we will provide didactic coursework remotely, but will also require onsite training to teach clinical skills and also assess the student using simulation. This certificate program is targeting advanced practitioners who are currently employed, but seeking additional coursework in emergency medicine to make them more marketable for a position in an emergency department.
This certificate program was discussed with multiple emergency department medical directors who felt that this program would greatly contribute to an applicant's curriculum vitae.
Requirements for admission into this certificate program are to be a graduate of a U.S. or foreign accredited university with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must have an active PA-C license in good standing. Two letters of recommendation from a health care professional are required.
At the completion of the Certificate in Emergency Medicine, students will have completed eighteen credit hours (6 courses each being 3 credit hours). Two courses will be offered each semester, so a student can complete this program in one year.
Offered: Fall Semesters
This course will review Cardiovascular and Hematologic Emergencies. This course will give you the understanding on how to diagnose and treat CV and Hematologic emergencies.
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This course will review Neurologic, Infectious Disease and Pediatric Emergencies. The student will feel comfortable in appropriately recognizing these disorders, ordering the proper tests and treating the disease process.
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Offered: Winter Semesters
This course will review the OB/GYN, Ophthalmological, ENT and Psychiatric Emergencies. The student will be able to recognize, order the appropriate tests and treat these emergencies.
OB/GYN learning outcomes:
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This course will review Trauma, Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders, Abdominal and Chest Emergencies. The student will be able to recognize and treat the disorders. The student will feel comfortable seeing and treating these patients in the Emergency Department.
Trauma Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders Learning Outcomes:
Abdominal Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
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Offered: Summer Semesters
This course will review Environmental, Toxicological and Dermatological Emergencies. The student will be able to recognize and treat the disorders. The student will feel comfortable seeing and treating these patients in the Emergency Department.
Environmental Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
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This course will review Renal/Urogenital, Metabolic and Immunologic Emergencies. The student will learn how to identify and treat these emergencies. The student will be comfortable in treating these disorders in the Emergency Room setting.
Renal and Urogenital Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
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