Joint Statement Regarding Post-Graduate Training of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Released September 3, 2020
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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 must 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.

American College of Emergency Physicians [ACEP]
American Academy of Emergency Medicine [AAEM]
AAEM Resident and Student Association [AAEM/RSA]
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians [ACOEP]
ACOEP-Resident Student Organization [ACOEP-RSO]
Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine [CORD]
Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association [EMRA]
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine [SAEM]
SAEM-Residents and Medical Students [SAEM-RAMS]

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