Advanced Practitioner

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

Joel C. Rosenfeld

Joel C. Rosenfeld
Chief Academic

"St. Luke’s is dedicated to quality medical education coupled with compassionate patient-centered, technologically sophisticated care. The goal of our graduate medical education program is to train young physicians who will have the knowledge and skills to enter private practice and/or go into fellowships for further training. More than 180 fellows, residents and interns train at St. Luke’s, which is one of only 400 members of the prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals. You will find our institution with its friendly culture and dedication to your education to be an exciting and challenging place for you to develop as a physician."

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Acute Care Advanced Practitioner Fellowship with Tracks in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care or Critical Care/Surgical Subspecialties

Program Overview

St. Luke's University Health Network offers a 12-month critical care and emergency medicine advanced practitioner fellowship. Six core clinical rotations are the mainstay of the fellowship; followed by specialization in one of the two tracks, allowing fellows to refine their educational experience.

The didactic experience consists of:

  • Traditional lectures
  • Grand rounds
  • Critical care and trauma journals clubs
  • Attending physician rounds
  • Simulation labs
  • Critical care modules
  • Procedure labs

The clinical experience consists of six core rotations: two in medical critical care rotations, two in surgical critical care rotations, one trauma and one emergency medicine rotation. Those choosing the emergency medicine track will complete five additional months of emergency medicine and two weeks each in cardiothoracic and neuro critical care. Fellows in the critical care track will complete an additional two months of surgical critical care, one additional month of medical critical care and trauma, and one month each of neuro critical care and cardiothoracic critical care. Upon successful completion of the program, the physician assistant or nurse practitioner fellow receives a certificate of completion.

St. Luke's University Health Network provides you with specialty training in the expert management of critically ill patients in the emergency department, intensive care units and the trauma bay. PA/NP fellows will become proficient in: 
  • Evaluation of critically ill and injured patients
  • Initiation of appropriate, complete diagnostic and treatment plans
  • Development and implementation of patient care plans
  • Providing leadership

This multidisciplinary acute care training program is actively seeking individuals who have completed a board certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner program. St. Luke's University Health Network provides fellows the opportunity to acquire extensive experience and work alongside a diverse and active faculty committed to education. Dedicated faculty delivers a comprehensive approach to patient care in a complex environment. The magnitude of clinical experiences in this multidisciplinary program provides incomparable learning opportunities for the fellows.


      Mission Statement

      The mission of St. Luke’s University Hospital’s Acute Care Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is to provide an environment conducive to the education of the Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Fellows so that they can acquire the knowledge, values and experience necessary to provide cost-effective quality health care in the emergency medicine and acute care settings to the communities we serve regardless of their ability to pay.


      Visit the following pages for more details about the Acute Care Fellowship program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners at St. Luke's.