Hennepin Emergency Medicine Postgraduate PA Program


Inception Date: March 2022



  • Weekly didactic time spent in lecture and discussion on emergency medicine core content topics
  • APP-specific educational lectures and skills experiences
  • Procedure Labs
  • ACLS renewal, ATLS, PALS


  • Rotations in emergency medicine at Hennepin with dedicated point-of-care ultrasound and procedure time
  • Off-service rotations in MICU, toxicology, EMS, ENT/OMFS, ophthalmology, pediatrics, anesthesia

The schedule will be similar to a PGY-1 EM resident with rotating day, evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts as well as on-call shifts with, on average, 40-50 hours of clinical time per week in addition to didactic experiences

Clinical Rotations: Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, EM Procedures, MICU, anesthesia, ENT, OMFS, ophthalmology and pediatrics

Program Length: 13 months

Class Size: 2

Class start dates: March 2022

Credential: Certificate of completion

Stipend: PGY-1 Salary, Currently $56,353 per year


  • Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation
  • Parking: Free parking, provided in a ramp adjacent to the hospital
  • Meals: Generous meal allowance
  • Fitness: HCMC offers a 24-hour exercise center


  • Health: Medical benefits are provided by Medica
  • Dental: Dental coverage is available for purchase
  • Life: Hennepin Healthcare offers basic life insurance of $50,000 for individual coverage only
  • Malpractice: Hennepin Healthcare covers physician assistants for malpractice claims, with continuing coverage for any claim that arose during the course of the program
  • COBRA: Continuation of benefits coverage
  • Travel: MedEx Travel Insurance

Maternity/Paternity Leave: Hennepin Healthcare’s standard policy follows the Minnesota statute on parental leave. Requests will be granted through the program director.

CME: $2,000 to cover SEMPA conference

Contact Information: empostgradpa@hcmed.org