Post-Graduate Training of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

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September 3, 2020

The undersigned representatives of Emergency Medicine physicians are unified in their support of physician-led patient care and training. Although all who provide care in the Emergency Department setting must be appropriately trained, education of emergency medicine resident physicians and medical students must not be compromised or diluted. The terms “resident,” “residency,” “fellow,” and “fellowship” in a medical setting m ust be limited to postgraduate clinical training of medical school physician graduates within GME training programs. Physicians must lead patient care teams and actively shape standards for education and scope of practice of non-physician providers. Hospitals or employers should not create or advertise post-graduate training of nurse practitioners or physician assistants in the emergency department without explicit involvement and approval of the emergency medicine departmental and residency leadership.


 

Lisa A. Moreno, MD, MS, MSCR, FAAEM, FIFEM
President
American Academy of Emergency Medicine [AAEM]

Haig Aintablian, MD, MSc
President
AAEM-Resident and Student Association [RSA]

Robert E. Suter, DO, MHA, FACOEP-D
President
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians [ACOEP]

Christina Hornack, DO
President
ACOEP-Resident Student Organization [ACOEP-RSO]

William Jaquis, MD, FACEP
President
American College of Emergency Physicians [ACEP]

Fiona Gallahue, MD
President
Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine [CORD]

Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA
President
Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association [EMRA]

James F. Holmes, Jr., MD, MPH
President
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine [SAEM]

Andrew B. Starnes, MD, MPH
President
SAEM Residents and Medical Students [SAEM-RAMS)]

 

 

 

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