Emergency Department

Fellowship Information

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The Carilion Clinic Emergency Department would like to offer a post-graduate Advanced Practice Fellowship Program for Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Emergency Medicine (EM) to those seeking advanced training and experience in the field of EM. This unique, intensive program will build upon the strength of our highly successful PA and NP EM practice already in place, combined with the largest and most effective emergency medicine physician practice in southwest Virginia. The fellowship will be a complement to the Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency program, as NP and PA fellows will benefit from didactic and clinical experiences that mirror EM physician residency training.

Graduates of this one-year fellowship program will possess substantial skills, knowledge, and competencies required in the field of emergency medicine as the PA and NP professions continue to be ranked among the fastest growing career opportunities.

Fellows accepted into the program will be full-time employees of Carilion Clinic and eligible for full medical, dental, and disability benefits. They will also retain GME benefits of other fellows such as ACLS/ATLS/PALS/FCCS/AWLS certifications, subsidized healthcare, scrubs, lab coats, moving expenses, Blackberries, CME budget.


  • To educate and train highly motivated NPs and PAs in the challenging and diverse knowledge base and procedural skills required for excellence in clinical practice in emergency medicine.
  • To prepare NPs and PAs for a career in emergency medicine as competent, highly functional members of the emergency healthcare team.
  • To provide NPs and PAs with further education, specialized clinical and professional experience that distinguishes them from non-specialty trained NPs and PAs.
  • To retain extremely focused and well trained NPs and PAs as strong clinicians and employees of Carilion Clinic who are interested in academics and higher learning.