Location: Providence, RI
Job Code: 106
# of Openings: 3



EMPED-Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development Program

Our Mission: “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.”

Applications for EMPED will be accepted 10/25/2017 through 2/13/2018

Program Overview: 

A 12 -month post graduate training program involving University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF) faculty and senior physician extenders to support a comprehensive emergency medicine program.

The program utilizes four hospitals as sites for orientation, training, and clinical rotations for newly graduated or non-emergency medicine trained physician extenders.  All four sites are affiliated with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan, Inc., and are teaching facilities.

  • The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH)
  • The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department (TMH)
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital (HCH)
  • The Newport Hospital (NPT)

Program Requirements-Your application MUST include:

  • Certificate from an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Official Transcripts
  • Current NCCPA certification
  • Rhode Island State licensure/eligible
  • Personal Statement
  • A GPA of 3.1 or greater
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Interview
  • Three letters of recommendation

Program Content (EMPED)

During the Development year, EMPEDS receive training:

  • Five hours of didactic conferences each week with Brown Emergency Medicine Residents.
  • Hands on training in various Emergency Departments, working with appointed faculty.
  • Procedure workshops and lectures provided by senior physicians and appointed faculty.


  • Radiology and Ultrasound training
  • Psychiatry
  • Critical Care and Trauma
  • Medical Simulation Center
  • Clinical Decision Unit


  • EKG Interpretation
  • Slit Lamp
  • Suturing and I&D
  • GYN and ENT procedures
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Joint Reduction and Splinting


  • Radiology and Ultrasound Training
  • Psychiatry
  • Critical Care and Trauma Exposure
  • Medical Simulation Center
  • Adult Clinical Decision Unit


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