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EMPA fellowship program overview


  • 18-month program, in accordance with SEMPA guidelines
  • Fellows will work 40-50 hours per week while in the La Crosse, WI, Emergency Services department
  • Monthly shifts in two Gundersen-affiliated Critical Access Hospitals for a rural emergency department experience during the program
  • Trauma exposure
  • Anesthesia, obstetrics, MICU, SICU, PICU, interventional radiology, and EMS rotations
  • Annual wilderness medicine exposure
  • Annual in-house emergency ultrasound course
  • ATLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certifications (if not already certified)


  • Level II ACS-verified Trauma Center
  • Stroke Center with 24/7 neuro-interventional capabilities
  • Chest Pain Center with 24/7 interventional cath lab capabilities

Patient volume and statistics

  • More than 65,000 combined emergency and urgent care visits
    • > 10,000 pediatric patients annually
    • > 300 annual trauma activations

Department configuration

  • 45 patient exam rooms
  • 5 resuscitation / trauma rooms
  • 10 urgent care rooms
  • 3 behavioral health rooms
  • ENT & Eye rooms

Ancillary staff

  • Pharmacist available daily in the department
  • 24/7 social worker coverage in the department
  • Child Life Specialists available in the department

Gundersen Emergency Medicine PA Fellowship Program Overview

Unique Features

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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